Watch Movies

A flight can last a long time, and watching movies is one of the best ways to pass the time. Many airlines offer a library of movies to watch, but you can also bring your own device or use streaming services like Netflix to find engrossing films.

Some platforms allow users to download movies for offline viewing, which is helpful on a plane when internet access is limited. Make sure to check your airline’s etiquette rules regarding the content of the movie you’re planning on watching and adhere to any requirements for keeping devices stowed during takeoff or landing.

Listen To Music

The in-flight entertainment usually has a wide variety of music – and you can also download a music streaming app that works seamlessly in airplane mode. Tidal is a good one that’s pretty affordable and works with all the popular artists.

Listening to podcasts, audiobooks and even language lessons on a long flight is an amazing way to keep the brain active and learn something new whilst you’re resting your eyes. Just remember to put your phone on airplane mode before take-off.


If you’re an avid reader, a book can keep you entertained for hours on an airplane. Whether you’re on a long business trip or a holiday vacation, books can make the flight pass quickly.

Mystery novels are great for plane rides because they keep you on the edge of your seat. Try one like Del Rio by Jane Rosenthal, a Southern California district attorney who keeps you guessing from takeoff to landing.


While Wifi and in-flight movies and shows have become standard on many flights, airline magazines remain a staple for passengers. Airline magazines are traditionally a source of entertainment that brings real sales (like SkyMall did in 2009).

For example, EasyJet’s Traveller magazine covers a range of topics including celebrity profiles, destinations, fashion and lifestyle. Study this magazine and its readership before pitching.