I have been to Maui once before and everytime I go I feel like the flight there is just so grueling! I come from OH and the travel time is roughly 16 – 20 hours. Yaycks! This time around, I had several connections. It wasn’t’ ideal, but it was the only thing I could find within a reasonable price. My flight started off in Cincinnati OH, connection in Detroit, MI, connection in Salt Lake City, UT, final destination to Kahului, HI.
What do you do when you’re traveling that long? These are the things that I found helpful:
- Wear Comfortable Shoes: My connections were extremely short. I had a half hour in Detroit. I had to pass 65 gates within that time frame. I made it, but if I wasn’t wearing comfortable shoes, that would’ve been a serious problem. Overall, I just think you need to dress comfortably. Especially if you’re always cold, like me, I brought sweaters and socks.
- Bring Substantial Snacks: I had short flights from Cincinnati to Salt Lake City so they didn’t really have substantial food. Additionally, I had short layovers. I didn’t really have time to sit down and have a real meal. I made it to the lounge in Salt Lake City during my one hour lay over, but I ate super fast. My flight from Salt Lake to Kahului was 7 hours and they weren’t serving free meals (except for light snacks) and I didn’t want to purchase a meal on the flight. They weren’t that appealing.
- Bring Headphones: I brought my noise cancelling headphones and it was amazing! I am a huge fan of watching a million movies and shows on the plane. If you like doing this, it is very important to remember to bring the adapter for a wire, because wireless isn’t compatible. Also, you have to bring the adapter for a standard connection, because you can’t use the standard i-phone connection.
- Load up on Electronics: I like to keep myself occupied. it is a terribly long flight. I had my computer, kindle, and i-phone. Between those 3 things, I was golden! I did get the in-flight wi-fi. I had to get some things done for work while I was traveling.
These are just a few things that I found really helpful. If you have any other favorite things you like to do, please share your comments. I would like to hear it!