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Posted on Thursday 10 March 2011 in Flights
When Aussie travelers depart on international journeys, chances are their flight is longer than three or four hours, meaning they need to take care of their bodies while sitting on the plane. MSNBC has come up with a list of "10 tips to stay healthy and happy on long flights" to help trip takers have a great vacation.
A 15-hour flight in first class is better than in economy, so use up those frequent flyer miles that have accumulated over the years. Don't be afraid to splurge on the airline's headphones and Hollywood blockbusters either, it's a great distraction to pass the time away.
Try to only bring one carry on bag, as the second one takes up legroom. "Don't bring so much on that you compete for your own sleeping space," warns the news source.
Pack all your non-essentials in the checked luggage - this leaves room for personal gear like travel pillows and blankets.
Sleeping before boarding the plane is vital to staying comfortable and relaxed during the flight. Similarly, travelers can keep their nerves down by securing all valuables before boarding the plane.
When it comes to picking a seat, there are two aides one can use to ensure maximum comfort: SeatGuru, a website, or asking the attendants at the gate, can get travelers the best seat available on the plane.
Stay hydrated and consider a sleep aid, but try them before taking those long-haul flights to New York - sometimes they can have the opposite effect.
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