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Hour-by-Hour Stages of a Long Haul Flight

Ah, long haul flying. It’s a necessity in order to get to glorious tropical destinations worldwide and involves various states of mind along the way, from excitement and enjoyment to PLEASE JUST GET ME THERE. We're pretty sure you'll all have experienced these hourly stages before...

Hour 1

You’ve boarded the plane feeling LIKE…A…BOSS and now you’re ready for whatever this journey throws at you.

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Hour 2

You might be sat between two complete strangers but who cares, right? You’re in happy holiday mood and you’ll talk to anyone.

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Hour 3

Scrolling through the array of in-flight entertainment options like…

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Hour 4

Time for a little sleep. That’ll kill a few hours.

10 minutes later…..

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Hour 5

Did someone say it’s in-flight meal time?

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Hour 6

Only another 6 hours to go…that’s like 20 minutes in long haul flight time.

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Hour 7

Jeez, captain. This is a long 20 minutes…

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Hour 8

Will + live = slowly losing.

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Hour 9

You’ve been sat on a long tube for nine hours and no longer know who you are, where you’re from and what’s happened to your life.

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Hour 10

Getting second wind when you realise there’s now genuinely not that long to go.

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Hour 11

Loudly exclaiming your enthusiasm when you spot that coastline. We're almost there!

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Hour 12

Landing at your long haul holiday destination. That’s a feeling you simply can’t beat.

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Are you jetting away on a long haul holiday soon? Let us know where you’re off to in the comments below and feel free to share any in-flight tips!