Erica Kuschel a RoamRight Blog Author

How To Stay Sane On A Plane

Air travelers have different methods for keeping their sanity on an airplane. Here are RoamRight's tips.

For most travelers, the excitement of skyrocketing at half the speed of sound while miles from the surface of the planet quickly becomes normal and even dull. Instead of the journey being part of the adventure, air travel is almost always about the destination and the flight is the last annoying hurdle. But it doesn’t have to be a stressful or irritating endeavor. Here are some suggestions to help keep you sane on a plane.

Indulge in In-Flight Wi-Fi

With more planes offering the internet at 30,000 feet, take advantage of our ever increasing connectivity to distract yourself by checking your email, Facebook, or streaming your own movies on your personal device.


Nothing will help your sanity like being whisked from economy class to the comforts of first class. With extra personal space and full meals, an upgrade can make your trip even more special and exciting.

Music and Headphones

Pump up the volume to drown out the sound of the people around you. Creating your own personal concert can often be therapeutic during a hectic flight.


Bring a magazine, book, e-reader, or take advantage of the in-flight magazines to keep you entertained. Catch up on the latest celebrity gossip, get lost in a fantasy land, or incredulously laugh at some of the items offered during in-flight shopping. Hours of fun can be had between all forms of reading.

Video Games

Video gaming has become more prevalent in mainstream culture as a way to pass time on airplanes. With the availability of smartphones and the prevalence of handheld gaming systems, the gaming world is at your fingertips. Make sure to download some new and exciting apps before getting on the plane!


Airplane LatchThis can be a saving grace from the crying baby behind you. While the wailing continues, you can peacefully read or slip off into a much-needed nap.


Did you know that the air on a plane is extremely dry? Often times this can lead you to be in a miserable, dehydrated state. Make sure to stay hydrated to make your flight a more pleasant one.

While these are not the only things to do to keep sane, they are definitely a good start. What do you do to keep sane on a flight?

Note: Available plans and coverages may have changed since this blog was published.


About the Author

Erica Kuschel

Erica Kuschel, a RoamRight Blog Author Erica Kuschel is half of the duo at the adventure travel site, Erica traded her ‘normal’ existence in Austin, Texas for a life of new experiences around the world. Erica, who is a photographer by trade, likes to view the world through her lens.

Erica started Over Yonderlust in March of 2010, showcasing couple travel while maintaining a strong focus on photography, humor, videos, and writing with a trusted voice. She has been seen in publications such as The Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune, BBC, and The National Geographic Channel’s online blog. Erica has been a finalist two years running for the Bloggies (in both travel and photography categories) and taking home Hostelbookers Most Epic Photography Blog Award in November of 2012.

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