How to stay entertained during a long haul flight

Everyone loves travelling; but the actual process of getting to your destination can be tedious and is often not really considered until the last minute. This means we’re often let with nothing but the in-flight entertainment to keep us occupied; if you even have that option! But with a little forethought and preparation and these long haul flight entertainment tips; you can make that long-haul flight pass in no time, and you just might learn a new skill while you’re at it.

Long Haul Flight Entertainment Tips

1. Podcasts

Podcasts are a great way to pass the time. There are a range of podcast apps you can use such as SoundCloud, Outcast and even Spotify. These host a huge variety of shows, from educational and science-themed ones, to comedy shows that are bound to crack you up and earn you a few unimpressed looks as you literally laugh out loud. There’s pretty much a podcast to suit any hobby or interest, and they’re great if you want to be entertained without tiring your eyes out by staring at a screen or the pages of a book.

Long Haul Flight Entertainment Tips

2. Make the most of offline viewing

According to research conducted last year by, 53% of Aussies aren’t actually interested in using offline viewing functions. But if you really want to stay entertained while in transit, check out the offline content available on your Stan or Netflix account. These offline viewing functions mean you can keep watching your favourite binge-worthy series and don’t have to rely on the sometimes dismal content available on the in-flight entertainment system. Why not start a new TV show? That way you’ve got hours of episodes to help keep you entertained while in the air.

3. A pack of cards can go a long way

Whether you’re travelling by yourself or with a group of people, a pack of cards is a great way to pass the time. Not only are cards perfect for long flights, but they’re also great if you find yourself faced with a long flight delay or a long-distance train ride. Card games can be enjoyed solo, with a group of friends or even with your neighbouring passenger, which is a great way to meet new people and easily pass the time.

4. Learn the language

Why not use the time productively and learn a few phrases that’ll help you during your travels? Not only will learning the lingo benefit you, especially if you get lost; but the locals will love you for it. Apps like Duolingo and Babbel are great options that offer free, quick and easy-to-follow lessons.

5. Why not work?

Now this might sound like the last thing you’d want to do, especially if you’re on holidays; but if you know that you’re working to a deadline, the time will go faster. Work is a great distraction and if you load yourself up with tasks that you know need to be completed,before you touch down at your destination and your holiday really commences; you’ll find that time passes quite quickly.

When you’re in the air, you’re given a free pass to completely switch off and veg out; so why not make the most of it? If all else fails, pop on an eye mask, whip out your neck pillow and try to catch some sleep.

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