Long-haul flights used to seem arduous and exhausting, and they still are, but with new devices, like tablets and smart phones, and the apps that come with them, downloading the right ones could help pass the time quickly to make a long flight seem less painful. Whenever I know I have a long trip coming up, I make sure my devices are fully charged and I have downloaded the following apps. Below is a list the 5 most entertaining apps for long flights.
1. Plants vs. Zombies 2
Beware: Plants vs. Zombies 2 is highly addicting. A creative take on the classic tower defense game, Plants vs. Zombies 2 forces you to think on your feet by amassing and planting an army of plants to defeat legions of zombies. Each world offers new challenges, and the game never gets old with the option to play the unlimited levels. Open the app up before you fly to make sure you download the latest update – PopCap Games does a great job periodically adding new worlds for you to explore.
Brush off your math skills and give 2048 a try. 2048 is a single-player puzzle game where the goal is to slide numbered tiles to combine them and create a 2048 tile. Sounds simple enough, right? On our recent trip to Spain, J and I could not stop playing it – getting to 2048 is challenging, and after achieving that, there are greater milestones to reach.
3. Amazon Video
If you read my post about the travel perks of having Amazon Prime, then you’ll know that I love the fact that I can now download movies and shows for offline viewing. You’ll need to have an Amazon Prime membership to access the free videos available to Prime members, and if you don’t have one you can always sign up for an Amazon Prime 30-day free trial. You can browse the Prime eligible library with over 40,000 movies and shows here.
On our last trip to Los Cabos, J, my sister, and I found ourselves stuck in the airport for almost 30 hours due to flight cancellations and delays. What did we do to keep ourselves entertained? Played Monopoly on my iPad! The app allows for human or AI players to make their way around the board in hopes of achieving monopoly. I highly recommend this app for passing time, especially if you are traveling with a group of people.
Sometimes I find that flying is a great time to catch up on all the books I’ve been wanting to read but haven’t had time to. Instead of lugging around hard copies of these books, I read them on my Kindle App. Dig into the latest bestseller or sift through some travel guides about your destination. I would love to hear some book suggestions if you have any!