Flights are long, even the short 2- 2.5 hour flights can seem long if you aren’t prepared. Every person travels differently and has different needs to meet, but one thing we all agree on are the need for entertainment and snacks.
I spent 6 hours in flight from Seattle to Honolulu last week and had to adequately prepare to entertain myself for the duration.
Traveling with a companion is always my preference, but more often than not I’m flying solo in coach class.
This week I packed enough snacks to act as lunch enroute to Honolulu.
Beef or Turkey jerky, an apple, mixed nuts, and chopped veggies, and a Luna Bar for my departure. Pictured below are a few goodies leftover from my departure and a couple new items.
New Snack Find Alert!
Somersaults Dutch Cocoa are nut free, full of fiber, protein, and low sugar. A couple small handfuls of these baby bites will quiet a growling stomach and keep your energy level.
When I don’t plan/pack snacks I opt for the Mediterranean Picnic Pack.
Hummus, dark chocolate, and olives are my jam.
Pre-download Music, Podcasts, and Movies.
Currently I’m listening to
Boss Girl Creative
This American Life
Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me
Always test your downloads without wifi!
Books: If you’re a reader books can draw you in and help to pass the time
Notebooks: Draw, doodle, write
Sleep: Sleeping is never the most comfortable on a flight, but a few zzz’s are a nice way to rejuvenate
Traveling without a companion I’ll often times still get to know my seat mate, but rarely do we talk for the flight duration. It’s always interesting to hear someone’s story, where they’re from, going, and the in between.
Spark Notes Version:
- Pack Snacks!
- Include fresh food with your chips/cookies!
Suggestions:Apples, berries, carrots, snap peas
- Podcasts, Movies, Music (pre-download and TEST!)
- Sudoku, word searches
- Notebooks for writing or sketching
Finally, if you want to do some last minute work, your tray table can be a temporary cubicle.I don’t endorse this idea, but better to work on the plane than during vacation.