29 Ways to Pass the Time on a Long-Haul Flight (when you can’t sleep)

I’ve never been good at sleeping on planes, or on any public transportation for that matter. If I’m on an overnight flight, I’m lucky if I manage to actually fall asleep for more than a couple of minutes. I mean, how does ANYONE sleep on an airplane?

Maybe I’m doing it wrong. Maybe I should be taking sleeping pills & drinking all the free wine (not together, right?).

Since I can’t sleep on airplanes, I have to come up with other ways to spend my 8-, 12-, 14-hour long flights.

Here’s what a long-haul flight usually looks like for me.

  1. Stare out the window during take-off

Another long-haul flight comes to an end, and I’m no closer to figuring out this sleeping on a plane thing. I vow that next time I will reserve an aisle seat and dedicate my time to writing, but I inevitably end up in a window seat and repeat this process.

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