Long haul flights are flights extending from 6 hours and beyond, typically made by large aircrafts, such as the Airbus A330, Airbus A340, Airbus A350, Airbus A380, Boeing 747, Boeing 767, Boeing 777 or Boeing 787.
Flights from Cameroon (Douala/Yaoundé) to Europe and to some African countries are long-haul flights. The airlines within Cameroon offering such flights are Brussels Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Air France, Egypt Air and Turkish Airlines, and they fly to the following destinations Brussels, Addis Ababa, Casablanca, Paris, Cairo, Istanbul, on direct flights, considering the duration of the flight, they provide the best airplane equipment for each journey.
SURVIVING ON LONG – HAUL FLIGHTS
CHOOSE A GOOD AIRLINE
Not all long-haul flights derive the same satisfaction to the customer, some are good and others are bad. To get a good long-haul flight you need to be keen about the type of equipment used by the airline. Depending on your destination, then you will need to be keen about the airline you will be using if travelling from Cameroon (Douala/Yaoundé) to the rest of the world. All the airlines in Cameroon offering long-haul flights possess appropriate air-planes; so, whether the destination is Europe, Asia, Africa, America, be assured that you will get the right equipment. A few examples are Brussels Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, etc.
RESERVE A GOOD SEAT
You need to be keen about the type of seat chosen for you by your travel agent on long haul flights. Here are a few tips to require your travel agent to book you a good seat:
- If you want enough space for your leg, consider the exit rows.
- If you want quick access to the rest room, consider the aisle seats
AN IMPORTANT TIP: WHAT TO WEAR
In geography we learnt the higher you go, the colder it becomes, and are advised to wear cloth that will provide comfort during the cold times. This is the case of long-haul flights as you fly at about 32000 feet + on a flight. Wearing warm cloth to keep you warm or getting a wrap will do you much good so you don’t catch a cold.
Sometimes the long-haul flight not be departing from Cameroon to your transit point, it begins instead from the transit point to your final destination, it is preferred you be ready from the start of your journey to avoid any inconveniences.
There’s more to know on long-haul flights, which will be provided in our subsequent articles, please do well to leave your questions & comments so we can better serve you with information about flights.