Have you ever sat on a plane and found yourself bored and just twiddling your thumbs, maybe even watching the time go by on your watch? In this post I will give you my ideas and tips on what you could do on a plane so that time flies. All these suggestions should hopefully take a fair bit of time and of course feel free to suggest any ideas you have in the comments.
Do Some Work
Read a Book or Magazine
Play a Game
Watch Something on Netflix
If you use Netflix and have it downloaded onto your phone or tablet, then you can download certain movies and shows. There are now heaps of options on Netflix such as travel shows, movies, comedy and much more. You would need to download the content prior to travelling, and with a good quality connection such as when you’re at home.
Sort out Your Holiday Photos
While on the plane it’s one of the best times to sort out your holiday photographs. Such as deleting bad photos, or just star-ing them on the camera such as 1 star-5 star. I often take 100’s if not 1000’s of photographs when I am travelling, so when on the plane I use that as a time to mark any photos I want to delete as 1 star. I then delete all the 1 stars photos after I have copied them to my computer. Normally I do this once I have a copy on my computer incase something goes wrong when I do it on my camera.
Plan Your Holiday Itinerary
If you like leaving things to the last minute, then take a guide book with you or download an App for your destination. Then when on the plane look through this and start jotting down and making notes on what you want to do during your trip.
Watch Something Using the In-Flight Entertainment
Clean Up Your Computer
Another thing to do, although tedious, is to clean up your computer/laptop. I often end up with lots of rubbish on my desktop and in “my documents”, so cleaning this stuff up on the plane is a great way to use that time.
Have a Sleep
Maybe the most obvious thing to do if you’re on a plane and bored is to have a nap. Then hopefully by the time you wake up you will be at your destination. To make this easier download some relaxing music such as “Ambient Heaven” and consider purchasing a decent Travel Neck Pillow and Sleep Mask.
Do you have any other ideas or tips on how to make time fly when on a plane? Or any other comments? If so please leave a comment below.
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