What is a long-haul flight?
Long-haul flights are widely agreed in the industry to be longer than seven hours, typically making them international flights.
Some low-cost carriers have started operating long-haul flights bringing international fares to their lowest prices ever.
What is the difference between a long-haul and short-haul flight?
The most obvious difference is the duration of the flight. Short-haul flights last up to three hours, medium-haul flights last three to seven hours, and long-haul flights last more than seven hours.
The flight experience in general is usually more comfortable in a long-haul flight as wide-body jets are typically used. This mean bigger seats and more leg-room.
Additionally, several in-flight amenities are often provided for free e.g. meal and drinks.
What should I bring on a long-haul flight?
You can check with the airline you’ll be flying with as to what amenities are included in your booking. Some low-cost carriers do not provide free meals and so bringing food from the terminal onboard may be better a better option than purchasing plane food once you’re in the air.
Other extras to think about are:
- Blanket and pillow
- Laptop or tablet