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7 Ways To Kill Time On A Flight

Traveling is one of the most fun things that you can do in your life. This is because visiting new and interesting places broadens your mind and gives opportunities for making new friends. If you are traveling solo, then it can also be the best self-development tool that can make you more confident and equip you with communication and problem-solving skills.  However, when your trips involve long flights, then killing time can become difficult. The following are a few tips for that:

  1. Watch Movies/ TV Shows/Read a Book

It would be a terrible idea to board a plane with your laptop or tablet. This is because you may need it for a variety of reasons, one of which is killing time. For instance, you can use it to watch a movie or two (depending on the duration of the flight) or even a new TV series. Just be sure to pack your headphones in your carry-on luggage unless you want to irritate you co-passengers with loud studio laughs or action movie sound effects. And if you’re a bit of a reader, you always have in-flight magazines to give them a read.

  1. Listen to Audiobooks

Nothing can beat the experience of reading a classic book lying on a comfortable couch on a Sunday. However, when you are traveling, then audiobooks come close to the second-best experience. In fact, they can be quite relaxing and keep you busy for hours easily. If you don’t know which audiobooks you should download, then you can check out the top 10 books of 2018 here.

  1. Play Online Casino Games

Did you know that you can earn money even when you are traveling? I don’t recommend this, as its gambling, but as long as they’re openly available online, they cannot be, at least, illegal. So why not! The online casino industry is flooded with all kinds of games like poker, slots, roulette, etc. For instance, you can check out 7 jackpots in India, if you’re looking for a casino game. If you have some experience with gambling, then the sky is the limit for the amount of money that you can win on these platforms! One of my friends has changed his fortune by playing this game.

  1. Doze Off

Traveling can be quite tiring even if you are in an air-conditioned aircraft with comfortable seats. So, it can be a good idea to take a nap before you land. If anything, you will feel refreshed and energetic by the time you will reach the destination. One piece of advice though- you may want to carry a good pair of noise-canceling headphones to get some quality sleep. Think of them as a one-time investment for uninterrupted periods of sleep in all your future flights.

  1. Use Your Social Skills

Some travelers don’t like to socialize with others and prefer staying in their private zone. However, you won’t know unless you say “hi” and see how they respond. If you are a particularly chatty person, then you can easily pass hours getting to know your co-passenger. If they are an attractive individual, then you have all the more reason to strike a conversation 😉.

  1. Plan Your Trip

If you are the type of person who plans everything last minute, then you can certainly use your time in the flight to figure out how you want to take your trip forward. For instance, you may want to create a basic route that you want to follow to visit all the places that you want to go in the least amount of time possible. You can also crunch the numbers while you are at it i.e. the amount of money you have spent so far and how much you have in your bank account that can be used for the trip, etc.

  1. Put Your Thinking Cap on

Are you a songwriter or a novelist? If your answer is yes, then you can use your time in the plane writing a new chapter of your novel or experiment with the lyrics of your new hit song. You can even start something totally new. Believe it or not, you can get some of the most creative ideas when you are traveling. So, don’t let this time go to waste and make something valuable out of it.

As you can see, there are many ways to enjoy your time when you’re flying. So, don’t let your journey become dull at any moment and make the most of your time no matter where you are. Happy traveling!

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After my couple of years of corporate career, I left that lifestyle behind, and with it, everything that didn't fit in a backpack. I've learned that this world is too big (and too interesting!) to spend your life working at one place, and that's what inspires me to remain footloose and fancy-free for the rest of my life!

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