We all love travelling, and it also widens ones perspective as one gets to experience new cultures, landscapes, and people. But then, getting there isn’t always fun, especially if you’re in one of those very long flights connecting Mumbai / Delhi to other cities in places like US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and so on.
One of my aunts had to take a 12-hour flight from Hong Kong to Istanbul, followed by another 13-hour flight from Istanbul to Los Angeles (that’s not the preferred route but flight tickets can be cheap on this route). You can imagine the torture, if you don’t have anything to entertain yourself.
At times, you can literally feel the hours dragging by and you remind yourself “Six hours down, nine to go. I will be there soon”.
You can listen to music and watch movies available as part of on-flight entertainment, but it may not suit your tastes. You’ll probably get bored in some time. Switzerland is one hot destination for many travelers, but the in-flight entertainment available on Swiss-Air flights may not appeal much to a Bollywood aficionado, whereas the options available on ‘Emirates’ airlines can appeal more to Bollywood lovers.
So how does one survive a couple of days trapped in an aluminium canister, more importantly with your sanity intact?
You can take some cue from our Bollywood stars. These celebrities often travel out of the country for shooting and events; most of their time is spent on flights and in many occasions they do travel alone without any good company.
That’s why they always carry something or the other that could help them kill time on long flights. Here’s how some of them kill time.
He’s the thinking actor, so Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan makes sure he carries a Rubik’s cube with him in flights. Apart from that he also carries his iPad, and books to read.
Aamir also changes to a pair of slippers on the flight, makes him more comfortable.
She’s an international star now and travels to the US a lot. For her, reading books is the best way to keep herself entertained on flights, when traveling. If you’re reading a good book, time can fly without you even realizing it. In fact, at times you would wish you had more time to finish the book that you had started.
Priyanka also carries film glossies, mouth freshners, eyegear and her iPad in her bag.
Another busy star with loads of overseas assignments in her kitty, Deepika watches her favourite Hollywood movies on her laptop when on flights.
She also prefers having her cosmetic items with her always.
Saif Ali Khan
This Nawab likes to live life king size. On flights, he likes to play video games and also carries a diary to make notes.
When travelling, his Louis Vuitton bag will have a jacket, designer sun glasses and luxury watches. Saif loves luxury watches and buys them from all over the world.
As you can see, most of our Bollywood celebs are casually dressed, at least while departing from Mumbai. These Bollywood celebs may not always flaunt fashion and style at the airport, although they may transform into a totally new avatar when they land at their destination.
So what’s your favorite method to keep yourself entertained on long-flights? Please let us know here.