Things to do on an Airplane Flight


Enid Gonzalez, Staff writer

As the holidays approach, many of us go out of the state to visit family. Some have longer flights than others, however, flights in general can seem pretty long, at the time. Here are a couple of things to do on the plane to make time go by faster.

  1. Download some movies on your computer to watch on the flight. Watching your favorite movies on a flight can make time go by really fast. I would recommend downloading some Christmas movies to get you in the holiday spirit. I also recommend downloading the airline app beforehand so you can watch content for free. You might just find your favorite movie on the app, or a movie you’ve been dying to watch but still haven’t gotten had the chance to. Watching movies or doing stuff on your computer for a long period of time can drain your battery, so make sure to bring a charger/portable charger in your backpack. 
  2. If you have any homework that is due soon or if you need to catch up on some assignments, this is a great place to do it.
  3. Take a nap. Traveling can be stressful and exhausting so taking a nap on the place can make you feel more rested when you land to your destination.
  4. Listen to music. This can make your flight more enjoyable.
  5. Read a book. You can buy an interesting book before your trip or download it on your phone. An app that some people use to download books is Amazon kindle. If you’re more of the type of person that likes to listen to books instead or reading them, you can download the Audible audiobooks & originals app. 
  6. Eat some snacks. Make sure you bring some from home beforehand or buy some at the airport. I would recommend bringing some from home because buying food at the airport can be pretty expensive. Some snacks I would recommend bringing are chips, gold fish, pretzels, and crackers. I also recommend bringing gum to keep your ears from popping. 
  7. Plan your trip before you get there. This can save you a lot of time. And you will be able to spend more time bonding with your family that you do not see as often.