3 Productive Ways To Pass Time On a Plane

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We all know how hard it can be to pass time on a plane, especially when our flights can sometimes be up to 10 or 12 hours long. There are all kinds of things people do to make the time go by quicker, each one more effective than the next. However, right now we’re going to talk about three ways to pass the time that are not only effective—but also super productive.


This is probably the most popular productive thing to do on a plane. For those in this world who still read books, this is one of the best things you can do to pass the time. Find a book that you love and by the time you’re ten chapters in, the flight will be over!

Write or Create

If you’re an artist, the plane is one of the best places to be reflective and come up with new material. With all of those hours on your hands, why not jot down some notes, make an outline, or better yet, write a few chapters of that book you’ve been planning. If you’re songwriter, this is a great time to write a few new songs.

Watch a Documentary

Not all videos are unproductive. You can watch all kinds of helpful documentaries that are geared towards furthering your career, such as masterclasses.