My Long Haul Flight Essentials To Pass The Time

long haul flight essentials to pass the time

My  Long  Haul  Flight  Essentials  To  Pass  The  Time

Happy Wednesday! By this time tomorrow, I will be on a long haul flight to LA. So in honor of that I wanted to share my long haul flight essentials to pass the time. I haven’t flown a long haul flight since I was 15 which was 10 years ago when I was going here to Manila. A lot has changed I’m sure in those 10 years since I’ve been on a long flight. I went on an hour flight last year but that was nothing compared to my 14 hour journey tomorrow. I’ve been preparing for this so I thought I would share my long haul flight essentials to pass the time like TV shows, ebooks and more!

Yesterday I shared my favorite travel products here and today it’s long haul flight essentials (entertainment edition)

long haul flight essentials to pass the time

When I flew last I had a few devices that I took with me. I remember sitting with my Nintendo DS Lite in pink of course and it died in the middle of the flight as those battery power banks didn’t exist back then. To listen to my music I had my classic iPod and the battery was great on it so it lasted the whole time. Then I had my Motorola Razor cell phone in hot pink (yes I know I was that girl with that phone) with me but I couldn’t use it for anything other than to take pictures and the quality of that camera wasn’t the greatest. I only had those gadgets to survive the flight and now I’m taking an iPhone, iPad and my laptop to get some work done. I have all these devices and I don’t have to worry about battery life as I have one of those battery power packs that charges all of my devices. In just 10 years, technology has changed so much.

The last time I took a flight the planes didn’t have individual TV’s in front of you and just one main screen that was pretty far away in the front of the plane. You had no choice but to watch what was on the in flight movie they had on which was always terrible and never entertaining for me at least. I honestly don’t know how I survived such long flights before. I think I just slept or listened to my iPod the whole time.

long haul flight essentials to pass the time

I downloaded The Royals on to my laptop to watch. I have saved this series and stopped myself from watching it just so I can binge watch the fourth season all the way through. It’s been tough but I can’t wait to watch that at the airport and on the plane. Next I have the Crown which I have heard great things about and finally get to watch it so I downloaded the first season on my iPad. You would think with both these British royalty shows that I was flying to London not Los Angeles. I also have Riverdale as I accidentally stopped watching but now I have an excuse to binge watch the last half of season 2. Last is Brooklyn 99 and I just started season 1 and love it so far. I saw a tread on Twitter on why it was such a good show and to be honest the thread made great points so since it was on Netflix I have a few episodes of that downloaded. So in the end. I have plenty of TV shows to pass the time and not make me bored.

If I do get bored of watching all those TV shows, I have ebooks saved on my iPad. I always have a few books saved so I can just cozy up with a good book and it doesn’t take up too much battery. I have a few YA options but one I’m really excited for is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely by Gail Honeyman which has been recommended so many times and in so many other people’s to read and raved about books so I hopped on and saved it to read on the plane.

As for music, I don’t have my iPod anymore well I do but I haven’t used it in years so I’m not taking it with me. I have Spoitfy on all my devices and downloaded a few albums. There are a couple new albums so I have the Shawn Mendes and 5 Seconds of Summer album to listen to. Then I have some old faves like all the Little Mix albums and a few other playlists just for measure.

Since I’m bringing my laptop with me, I thought it would be nice to either edit a vlog for my channel here and finish writing Friday’s blog post which needs to be done since I will be in limbo because I don’t know which country I will be in. It is better I just have that scheduled so if you don’t hear from me for a while it’s because I am traveling and have no internet. I’m looking forward to getting some work done but honestly I know I’ll procrastinate and just binge watch all those shows I just listed.

long haul flight essentials to pass the time

Those were my long haul flight essentials to pass the time as I board and while on the plane. I don’t get too bored easily but I do when I’m not doing anything. I hate sitting around and waiting when I am not doing something though so I do need to pass the time by doing something. I am excited to just sit and watch TV and maybe read a book or two. I made sure to have a new show, a feel good show and one I just started to really give me options. I think I am all good and I just wanted to share with you and give you an insight on what I’m currently watching or will watch as well. Let me know what your long haul flight essentials to pass the time are and if you like the waiting or need to be entertained. I’d love to know what you watched or did to maybe give me more ideas before I head to the airport tomorrow.

28 Comments

  1. June 21, 2018 / 3:27 am

    First of all, love the pink. Such a cute theme you have. Second of all, I’m Filipino too so hello! I’ve been currently living in Belgium so I know what you mean. The flights I take are 16 hours it total, with a lay over in between. I’ve been traveling back and forth for a few years now, so I definitely know how important this is especially when traveling alone. And I’m interested in looking that book up now that you mentioned!

    • fashionxfairytale
      Author
      July 17, 2018 / 12:30 am

      Thanks so much for your comment! It’s so nice finding other Filipinos. The long flights are so intense but you get through them. I hope you enjoy the book. I’m half way done with it and so far I love it.

      xo Jackie

  2. June 21, 2018 / 3:31 am

    It’s so nice not having to haul a million different items! It’s so convenient to have ebooks and Netflix shows on your phone/tablet for long haul flights. I just came back from San Francisco and did the same thing you did—used the downtime to write a few posts! Great list. <3

    • fashionxfairytale
      Author
      July 17, 2018 / 12:32 am

      I agree and it they are so good. I got a few blog things done on my flight and it is so nice.

      xo Jackie

  3. June 21, 2018 / 4:18 am

    Since having my little one I haven’t had a chance to get to the movie theaters as often as I did pre-baby so when I’m on long haul flights, besides trying to rest I love catching up on movies I’ve missed.

    • fashionxfairytale
      Author
      July 17, 2018 / 12:39 am

      That is such a good idea and sounds great that you catch up that way.

      xo Jackie

  4. June 21, 2018 / 4:34 am

    I was on a long-haul flight once that had individual screens but not video-on-demand. They just played everything on a loop, and you kinda had to wait a while if you wanted to watch a movie or something from the very beginning. It was terrible, so this list is great! Have a safe flight!

    Sockwun | ExtraExtravagant.com

    • fashionxfairytale
      Author
      July 17, 2018 / 12:40 am

      I never had a flight like that but it sounds like what I had with the one big TV.

      xo Jackie

    • fashionxfairytale
      Author
      July 17, 2018 / 12:41 am

      Thanks and glad you like and the fabric is amazing and so comfy!

      xo Jackie

  5. June 21, 2018 / 7:57 am

    I can’t leave my house without my earbuds, and traveling so frequently I usually make sure I have two pairs in my carry-on just in case the battery runs out in my Bluetooth ones! Is it bad that I kind of miss my DS? I’ve been thinking about getting the 3DS just for nostalgia!

    -Eva
    http://www.eva-darling.com

    • fashionxfairytale
      Author
      July 17, 2018 / 12:42 am

      I did the same and had four headphones with me which is crazy but I needed them. I kind of miss the DS too and maybe I should get a newer one too. Thanks for the ideas.

      xo Jackie

  6. June 21, 2018 / 9:51 am

    I always bring a book and download a TON of stuff on Netflix before a long haul flight!

    • fashionxfairytale
      Author
      July 17, 2018 / 12:43 am

      That’s great and I love you can download so much stuff now and watch on flights.

      xo Jackie

  7. June 21, 2018 / 10:34 am

    You definitely won’t lose that suitcase! Loving all the pink accessories!

    • fashionxfairytale
      Author
      July 17, 2018 / 12:43 am

      I didn’t and it was so noticeable. Glad you loved it!

      xo Jackie

    • fashionxfairytale
      Author
      July 17, 2018 / 12:44 am

      Thanks glad you like and I didn’t know it was almost traveling season.

      xo Jackie

  8. Diana Tidswell
    June 21, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    You really have a great lists of your travel essentials and that will help you to ease your boredom in your long travel.

    • fashionxfairytale
      Author
      July 17, 2018 / 12:45 am

      Thanks and I do. They come in handy.

      xo Jackie

  9. June 21, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    I’ve done quite a number of long haul flights travelling to and from Italy and Canada. The first times, I loaded my carry on with things I thought would help me pass the time when in the end they just weighed me down. I love the idea of loading series and music and everything onto a tablet or laptop. It makes things so much easier. I usually bring eBooks but I also try to bring one regular book because sometimes staring at a screen for hours on end makes me loopy! 🙂

    • fashionxfairytale
      Author
      July 17, 2018 / 12:46 am

      I know I had so many things and now I have everything I need. I think you are right with the boo and might have to do that as my eyes hurt from reading on the screen for too long.

      xo Jackie

  10. Luna S
    June 21, 2018 / 9:55 pm

    I love how everything is pink and matches! All of the products are so cute and look like they are super helpful.

    • fashionxfairytale
      Author
      July 17, 2018 / 12:47 am

      Thanks and you got to love when everything matched. Glad you found this helpful.

      xo Jackie

  11. June 21, 2018 / 10:18 pm

    Downloading shows on Netflix has been such a lifesaver for me! My fiancee and I are thinking of going to Bali for our honeymoon, and we will need SO many episodes and things to do on that flight, haha.

    • fashionxfairytale
      Author
      July 17, 2018 / 12:48 am

      Yes it is so nice and it is so nice for a long flight and it sure did help pass the time.

      xo Jackie

  12. June 21, 2018 / 10:47 pm

    I still adore your color scheme! I have a little power bank that’s good enough for my phone, but I doubt it would last for a long-haul flight if they didn’t have outlets. I need to invest in one of those big, juicy ones that can hold power for hours or even days. For a longer flight i’d be lost without my Kindle, or laptop! Headphones are a must too.

    • fashionxfairytale
      Author
      July 17, 2018 / 12:49 am

      Thanks and I love my color scheme. Mine lasted and actually a lot of my devices lasted the whole flight so it was good but a big one really would come in handy.

      xo Jackie

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