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Ways to pass the time on a long-haul private flight


Long-haul flights can be arduous, tiresome and boring, but not when you travel by private jet charter. As well as being the epitome of luxury, private jet charters offer passengers reduced boarding times and delays while flying direct to the remotest corners of the world. To make your flight as enjoyable as possible, we’ve compiled a list of boredom-busting activities to keep you entertained throughout.

Bring your pets on board

Dog and owner on airport tarmac in front of a private jet
Dog and owner on airport tarmac in front of a private jet

If you’re an animal-lover, flying privately means you can bring your pet out of the hold and into the cabin. Not only does traveling with a pet keep adults and children alike occupied during long-haul flights, but they’ve also been proven to significantly reduce the stress of air travel for everyone on board. What better way to pass the time than by playing with your beloved four-legged friend?

Watch a movie in surround-sound

Watching a movie is a great way to unwind and relax on a long-haul flight. Take full advantage of the state-of-the-art entertainment system on board your private jet and transform your cabin into a mini movie theater, complete with recliner chairs, surround-sound, snacks and the latest movies.

Get artsy

Adult coloring book
Adult coloring book

With the popularization of adult coloring books, art has become a proven method to de-stress and pass the time – ideal on a long-haul flight. Private jet passengers can go even bigger with their onboard art, arranging for an easel to be set up for an onboard painting lesson. Bringing out your creative side can help you to stay occupied for hours, plus you could learn a new skill and create some beautiful art in the process.

Host a live music concert

Playing and listening to music can help you relax while in the air, and private charter passengers aren’t limited to their headphones. Bring your guitar, keyboard and amplifier on your travels and perform an airborne gig for family and friends; or play your favorite tunes through the aircraft’s sound system for your very own party in the sky. In the past, Air Charter Service has even arranged for an onboard DJ to play onboard a private jet!

Play a game

Playing a game can keep you and fellow passengers entertained for hours – and while board games are fun, why not utilize your private jet’s spacious cabin and play something more active such as family favorite Twister? Alternatively, if traveling with little ones you could set up a treasure hunt to entertain the kids during a long-haul flight. Simply hide some toys or treats around the plane and watch the children enjoy the journey.

Pamper yourself

Young woman applying clay face mask
Young woman applying clay face mask

A long-haul flight is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a much-needed onboard pampering session. Discover our recommendations of private jet charter skincare for men and beauty products for women and bring along a calming clay facial mask, de-puffing eye mask or refreshing rescue mask to arrive looking youthful and fresh-faced. Or go one step further and book a spa therapist or masseuse to help you relax during the flight.

Get productive

If you’re the kind of person who can’t fully relax until your task list is cleared, use long-haul flights to get productive and catch up on work. Many private jets come complete with sophisticated business facilities and there are much fewer distractions in the air, meaning you can complete tasks more quickly and efficiently. By the time you reach your destination, you’ll be fully prepared for your business meeting or ready to unwind and enjoy your vacation.

Get active

When traveling long-haul, it’s easy to stay in your seat for hours and become stiff. As recommended by cabin staff, it’s important to remain mobile and keep moving about during a flight. Take advantage of your spacious private jet charter cabin and practice some yoga positions. Not only will yoga help you fend off boredom, but it’s proven to increase respiration, energy and vitality, improving your cardio and circulatory health by elevating blood-flow and increasing muscle strength and tone.

Long-haul flights are something many people dread, but traveling by private charter allows you to get the most out of your time on board. Contact us for a long-haul private jet charter quote today.

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