Long or short; flights can be incredibly dull for many people. But not when you know how to keep yourself entertained. Here are some of the flight hacks that help you sail through that tedious journey without getting utterly bored. Check these out and try them on your next flight.

For some travellers, flights can become quite boring and tiring. Not just the flight duration, even waiting for the flight at the airport boarding gate, especially when your flight gets delayed, can become boring. While you can check the flight status before leaving for the airport from your hotel or home, many times the delays may happen last minute. This may compel you to spend a few hours wandering at the airport before take-off.

However, walking around at the airport is still better than being seated in your flight seat for the next couple of hours. And if you don’t have anything to do, it can become quite a tiring and boring experience. Here are a few things that will keep you from getting bored during the flight.

  1. Download a Movie or Show on Your Phone/Tablet

Not getting enough time to watch a nice flick? Well, how about using the flying time to watch a nice movie. If you are movie freak, you know the satisfaction you get after you start watching the movie right after take-off. The feeling amplifies when you finish it right before it touches down. This way the otherwise boring flight now becomes a great movie watching experience. Download a movie/show according to the duration of your flight. For instance, if it is two-hour Kolkata Delhi or Chennai Mumbai flight, a small 2-hour movie or even a couple of episodes from your favourite sitcom may be the right choice.

  1. Check Out the In-Flight Options

Those in-flight magazines can have some pretty interesting articles to read. These publications usually talk about travel destinations, and often have tips on how to fly there, and what seasons work the best. If you’re lucky, it might tell you something about the destination you are travelling to too. So don’t underestimate those travel magazines and check out the content those magazines have on offer.

  1. Bring a Game

Entertainment is all about keeping your mind occupied. You can quickly bring a short game with you and play in the flight. If you don’t want to take books and magazines, download a few interesting apps on your smartphones to keep you occupied during the flight.

  1. E-books are great companions

Forgot to carry your favourite book? You can easily download one while waiting for your flight. For instance, if you arrive early, you can use the free Wi-Fi at the airport to download a book, or simply surf the internet. Even if you get to the airport just a bit early, there’s plenty of time to download a few interesting reads.

  1. Make it your ‘Me’ Time

When was the last time you sat down and just had a conversation with yourself? Or when did you last sit down and think about matters that are important to you, or re-visited your bucket list or even made one? When you are 30,000 feet above the ground, with no phone calls, emails, or messages disturbing you, a 2- to 3-hour flight can become a great spiritual journey. Carry a notebook and pen if you want to write down a few things, and give yourself some quality time as you reach your destination.

Whether the take-off of your flight is delayed, or you have reached the airport early or flying at 30,000 feet above the sky, travelling may not always be fun. You can still avoid the hassles of take-off delays by being updated about flight status. For instance, if you have a Go Air ticket you can find out Go Air Flight Status before you leave for the airport to know the updated time of take-off. However, the time you spend on the flight is unavoidable. But with these five hacks, you can surely make your travel slightly more enjoyable and a lot less boring.