Emirates Australian stewardess Laura Garside shares how she prepares for a long-haul flight | Exclusive

Be a flight attendant It may seem like all glamor and travel adventures, but behind the scenes there is a lot of hard work.

Laura Garside She is an Australian cabin crew member for Emirates and has plenty of long-haul flying experience, and says there are two key things she focuses on before a shift to ensure she’s ready for the hours in the air.

“Everyone has their own routine before long-haul flights, and over the years I’ve managed to find something that works for me,” Garside tells 9Honey.

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Laura Garside Australian stewardess for emirates
Laura Garside is an Australian Emirates flight attendant. (Supplied)

First of all, Garside makes sure that her day before the flight makes her feel her best.

“Depending on departure times, [I aim for] an early/productive morning and training to make sure I get enough rest later in the day/night before the flight, along with as much hydration as possible.”

The Dubai-based Australian says she drinks “a lot of water throughout the day” and adds some “pampering at home” as she packs.

And on the packing note, Garside says it’s best to get it over with.

“I always try to pack ahead of time, as we sometimes go 5-7 days at a time, depending on the trip,” she adds.

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Packing ahead of time is another tip to help prepare for a long-haul flight. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Recently, Garside also shared some of the things you always have in your hand luggage – including two absolute Australian staples.

“The first priority is our passports, flight licenses and some other important documents that we need to board the plane,” he said. 9 darling, adding that their Weet-bix and Vegemite are must-have inclusions “for a taste of home at every destination.”

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The young stewardess who is dressed in formal black is standing inside the plane.

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