My first long trip, Emirates Airlines in Auckland-to-Dubai flight. Seventeen hours. My partner is a plane expert and usually falls asleep before taking off. No matter how uncomfortable he is I was a terrible sleeper at the best of times, so I was really worried about this flight and rest. Any tips? Thank You, Polly, when I took over the longest flight in the world from you: Auckland --to- Qatar Airlines Doha. For anyone who thinks the Tour team is only in business class, I was booked in economy class all the way. First, choose your seat before you go. To help determine the layout of the aircraft, I always consult the master of seats. You can lean against the window, which is more suitable for sleeping. But if you don\'t sleep well and want to walk around, the aisle is fine. During my travel work, I was obsessed with creating the ultimate carry-on items Luggage for long flight. Noise is the most important thing. Cancel headphones They occupy some space, but it is much better than the space provided by the airline. I put them on and started a natural doco or dry play and took a sleeping pill and I went out like a lamp before I knew it. Not everyone recommends sleep aids because you may be a little dazed and confused when you arrive, but with 17 hours it should wear out once you get there, you Anyway, the boyfriend who rested. Travel editor Winston Aldsworth recommended some people for a few drinks but I found this to make my sleep worse. Invest in a decent travel pillow. They look silly, but it\'s really important. An inflatable space is more practical But I still don\'t think you can beat the beans. bag type ones. Don\'t buy cheap ones. I bought a lovely longcat neck pillow in Vietnam and experienced this unpleasant experience on my flight home. A little plastic is everywhere. Fortunately, my travel companions were scattered with sunflower shells on the aisle, so I didn\'t feel too conspicuous. I also try to get into the time zone where I\'m going as soon as I get on the plane and only sleep when appropriate. It helps to reduce the time difference on the other end. What do you grow- Sleep tips? Send them in and I will publish the best. We have a lot of responses to North Korea and we will share them next week. Tweet us @ NZHTravel or ask @ nzherald by email using tag # NZHAskAway. co.