Body copy Got a long-haul flight coming up? Follow these top tips and arrive at your destination fresh, rested, and ready to go! 1. Dress comfortably: Long-haul flights mean a lot of time sitting in one seat, so keep things comfy when it comes to picking out what you’re going to wear! Go for loose-fitting clothes that give your body room to breathe, like sweatpants, t-shirts and travel compression socks tailored for long-haul journeys. And don’t forget that planes can get chilly, so take some layers. 2. Invest in quality headphones: Whether you’re planning on catching up with the latest Hollywood releases, listening to your favourite album, or simply drowning out the unruly child in the next row, a pair of quality noise-cancelling headphones can make all the difference. Pop them on and choose your entertainment and the journey will be over before you know it. 3. Stay hydrated: You wouldn’t go the whole day without drinking water, and a long-haul flight is no different. Not only will drinking throughout your journey keep your body healthy and well-watered, it’ll also limit your risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Some planes have drinking water readily available so take a reusable bottle on-board and pack a few electrolyte-rich sports drinks to help stave off dehydration. 4. Pack light: Just because you’re going to be sitting on a plane for a whole day doesn’t mean you need to pack everything you own into your hand luggage. Pack a small carry-on bag containing only the bare essentials and store it in the overhead lockers wherever possible because you don’t want your bag to be taking up any precious leg room under the seat in front! 5. Take some snacks: On most long-haul flights you’ll be served a selection of meals but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll want to eat what you’re served. Airline food can vary significantly in terms of quality and taste, so pack your own snacks and make sure you’re covered if hunger strikes. Taking your own food is particularly advisable if traveling with young children, who are often less likely to be impressed by the in-flight food. 6. Try and sleep: After a lengthy, long-haul flight you won’t want to be exhausted when you arrive at your destination, so try and get some sleep on your flight to keep yourself refreshed. Remember to pack whatever you think you’ll need to help you sleep – think eye mask, neck pillow, comfortable clothing, etc. – and give yourself plenty of time to drift off naturally. Do you have any other top tips for flying long-haul? Let us know in the comments below…