Long-haul Flight Tips from Vayama.com Travel Experts

Oct 31, 2012, 09:00 ET from Vayama.com

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Traveling can be stressful, let alone flying internationally, meaning different rules and restrictions and extended time spent at hectic airports. But what often makes international travel the most daunting are the lengthy flights, usually across multiple time zones. Vayama.com, an online travel agency uniquely focused on international travel, is a valuable resource for those making a trip abroad this busy holiday season.

Whether travelers are embarking on an overnight flight from New York to London or a 20-hour trip from Utah to Zimbabwe, the veteran flyers at Vayama.com have compiled a list of helpful pointers to help new and experienced travelers have a more positive travel experience, helping ensure a more enjoyable start to their trip.  

For beating jetlag:

  • Sleep as much on the plane as possible
  • When you arrive, don't sleep until it's nighttime at your final destination
  • Keep your first travel day open to get rest, relax and unpack
  • Stay hydrated
  • Keep track of your home time, so you can adjust sleeping habits 24-36 hours ahead of returning home

Must-have carry-on items:

  • Magazines or a good book
  • Neck pillow, eye mask and earplugs
  • Extra snacks
  • Spare change of clothes
  • Phone and other electronics chargers
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Other international travel tips:                      

  • Leave room in your luggage to bring things back
  • Consider taking just your credit card and ATM, rather than exchanging currency
  • Call cell phone carrier to check for international phone coverage
  • Keep all travel documents and information in an easily accessible place

Visiting another country should be exciting and not overshadowed by the stresses of the actual travel. Following these guidelines, travelers can relax more and focus on the amazing memories about to be made.

For more information about Vayama.com and to see all of the best international flights and fares, visit www.vayama.com

About Vayama
Vayama.com is an online travel agency uniquely focused on international travel. Since 2007, the company has been committed to providing travelers with the most comprehensive set of airlines, fares and flights, allowing people to experience popular, well-traveled destinations as well as some of the most remote corners of the world. By working with a vast network of trusted global partners, Vayama taps published and negotiated fares to put the very best international content all in one place. Travelers who visit Vayama.com can browse thousands of hotels and book rooms at the lowest prices available, as well as rent cars all over the world. For more information about Vayama or to see these deals firsthand, visit www.vayama.com.

About Travix
Vayama is part of one of the biggest online travel companies Travix International, based in the Netherlands. The company manages an extensive portfolio of travel-focused websites operating under the brand names CheapTickets, BudgetAir, EasyToBook, Vayama, Vliegwinkel and Flugladen. Travix operates its six brands in 17 countries, employs almost 600 staff and has combined sales of US $1.2 Billion. Travix is part of BCD Holdings N.V. www.travix-international.com.  

About BCD Holdings
BCD Holdings N.V. is a market leader in the travel industry. The Dutch, privately owned company was founded in 1975 by John Fentener van Vlissingen and consists of BCD Travel (global corporate travel management), Travix (online travel: CheapTickets, Vliegwinkel, BudgetAir and Vayama), Park 'N Fly (off-airport parking), TRX (travel transaction processing and data integration), Airtrade (consolidating and fulfillment), VakantieXperts (leisure) and Parkmobile International (mobile parking and traffic applications). BCD Holdings employs over 12,000 people and operates in more than 95 countries with total sales, including franchising, of US$ 22.1 billion. For more information, visit www.bcd-nv.com.

SOURCE Vayama.com