1. Wear comfortable layers
This may seem fairly obvious, however airlines tend to turn up the air conditioning. If you get cold fairly easily, it's best to pack a good jumper or a thick scarf to supplement the in-flight blanket. Additionally, feet tend to swell at a high altitude so be sure you're wearing a comfortable pair of shoes you can loosen as the swelling kicks in.
2. Pack more snacks than you think you need
If you're like us and tend to eat when you're bored, then a long flight tends to be the place you want a snack the most. Small packets of peanuts and mediocre in-flight meals don't provide the most sustenance. Packing plenty dried fruits, biscuits, and sweets in your bag will definitely leave you thanking yourself once in the air.
3. Walk around
On a flight this long, restlessness is likely. Take periodic strolls up and down the aisles to help amend this. Occasional stretching will help with soreness that comes from sitting for so long.
4. Bring a mix of entertainment
Friends reruns on the in-flight entertainment provide a great distraction, but only for a couple hours. Be sure to bring along good music and books in case you tire of the selection on the in-flight entertainment system. Podcasts aren't just for your parents anymore! Try something like Serial, a podcast exploring a past murder case, to pass the time in an interesting way.
5. Freshen up
Long flights are more than just emotionally draining, lots of traveling can take a toll on your skin as well. Flying tends to dry out your skin, so be sure to pack some face wash and moisturizer to freshen up before landing. Don't forget a toothbrush and toothpaste!
Love, The Travel Tips Team
Jamilah, Hannah & Liz.