Travelling long distances at the back of the plane is a challenge. Here are tips to ease your pain.

1) Adjust your expectations. If you are used to being pampered in business class, recognise that in economy you won’t be. Making the best of what you have is the way to survive. Forget the “Do You Know Who I Am” attitude (DYKWIA) – it isn’t attractive even among premium passengers.

2) At check-in, ask if there are any spare seats and, if so, whether you can move so that one of them is next to you – giving you more room to spread out.