How to Survive the (Gulp!) 24+ Hour Flight to Thailand

How to Survive the (Gulp!) 24+ Hour Flight to Thailand

It’s a long flight to Bangkok, there’s no way around it. It is almost on the opposite side of the globe. It’s not quite as long as a flight to Africa, or India, or Australia, but it’s close. It’s a 2 hour 4 minute flight from SLC to LAX, a 4 hour 1 minute layover in LAX, a 11 hour 35 minute flight from LAX to NRT (Tokyo Narita), a 1 hour 40 minute layover in NRT, and a 6 hour 55 minute flight from NRT to BKK (the flight through SFO is very similar in length). It’s a long long day! And during this “day”, we pass through 13 time zones and the international date line. We miraculously land close to 2 days after we leave. You will have no sense of time or place; your body will be completely out of whack.

But there are ways to make this flight, if not completely enjoyable, at least tolerable. You have to do three things: bring the right things for the flight, wear the right things during the flight, and do the right thing during the flight. Continue reading “How to Survive the (Gulp!) 24+ Hour Flight to Thailand”