Best entertainment apps to use inflight when flying long haul!
Do you love travelling but dread the inflight boredom?
Reading, watching a film and listening to music can help pass the time, but if you’re on a long flight it’s good to break up the journey doing various different things.
Look no further as we’ve listed the best apps to use when you’re on an aeroplane.
There’s a book you’ve been desperate to read but you’ve not had the chance to do so, well use your flight as the perfect opportunity to get your head stuck into a novel. If you don’t have a Kindle you can still download the Kindle app for use on your iPad, iPhone or Android device. NOOK and Kobo are also worth checking out.
You may even decide to download an audiobook if you’d prefer to have the story narrated to you. NOOK offers an audio option, you may also wish to try Audible (by Audible Inc.) available to download from the app store. Just remember to download the books before you set your device to offline mode!
Spotify brings you a world of music right to your fingertips. Download music from your fave artists or create your own playlists. Make a playlist for when you’re lounging by the pool or at the beach.
You’ll need to upgrade to Spotify’s premium service in order to have access to the offline capabilities.
Playing games can be just an engrossing for adults as children. Games are a great way to challenge your mind and also a way of distracting yourself, so if you’re not particularly keen on flying it’s a good mind diversion.
Here’s some of the best games to download before your flight:
- Fruit Ninja (by Halfbrick Studios)
- Dumb Ways to Die (by Metro Trains Melbourne)
- Angry Birds (by Rovio Entertainment Ltd)
- Solitaire (by MobilityWare)
White Noise & Meditation
Do you wish you could sleep on a flight but find it a struggle to close your eyes and drift off?
The noise of people chatting, babies crying, the air stewards with their trolley plus all of the inflight announcements can be enough irritation for anyone.
Calm has meditation sessions in lengths of 3 to 25 minutes for you to choose from. Plus a range of topics like deep sleep, calming, managing stress and happiness just to name a few!
Other great apps for travelling abroad:
WeSwap is the safest and easiest way to travel with currency when you’re abroad. You can swap to 18 currencies, top up instantly online or via the app, competitive exchange rates plus no need to worry about having spare money left on the card after your trip as you can keep it on the card or simply swap it to another currency. If you prefer to carry some cash around you can also withdraw from a cash machine using your WeSwap card. Use your WeSwap card worldwide, everywhere Mastercard is welcome.
Visiting a country where a different language is spoken? Google Translate is on hand to help you out. Using your phone’s camera simply use the amazing AR real-time visual translation feature! You’ll be left wondering how you ever survived without it before. Ahead of your trip it’s best to download language packs for when you’re offline.
Uber is the best way of getting about and is now available in over 600 cities worldwide. You effortlessly request your journey via the Uber app, you can see from the map exactly how close your driver is and furthermore the app is linked to your bank card so you don’t need to worry about having enough cash on you. Uber is on hand for any short or long journey. After all, nobody wants to waste their time on holiday calling taxi companies or wandering around trying to find an available cab.
Most importantly, remember to pack a portable battery pack for when your battery life is becoming drained!
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