The flight from Atlanta to Johannesburg (Delta) is a staggering 16+ hours, earning it the title of longest nonstop flight. So how to prepare for this ridiculous amount of time stuck in a metal tube with several hundred others?
First, load your ereader and/or tablet with books and games. Bring a notebook for doodling and some of your favorite music. [noise cancelling headphones recommended, but they take up a lot of space if you’re restricted on luggage as we are on safari] Lotion, lip balm and a refreshing spray will help you feel comfortable. Bring along a large water bottle and drink from it continuously. I add some Gatorade or Emergen-C powder to keep the electrolytes in balance. Take a sleep aid if needed, but stay away from alcohol which will only dehydrate you.
And be sure to dress comfortably-
- A DYNY cozy is a travel must. This cashmere blend wrap is soft, warm and can be worn in over a dozen ways during your trip. For the flight I wear it loose over a flowing white shirt. Before landing I can wrap it into a stylish jacket. [It’s worth a trip to an outlet mall to pick up the cozy at a greatly reduced price!]
- Leggings work well as they’re comfortable and won’t restrict. These are from Vera Wang and are actually attractive and well priced.
- Top this off with a versatile scarf, comfortable shoes and a pair of slippers to encourage some sleep.