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

Be a Flight attendant It may sound like glamor and travel adventures, but behind the scenes there’s a lot of hard work going on.

Laura Garside is an Australian cabin crew member for Emirates and has plenty of experience on long-haul flights, and says there are two key things she focuses on before a shift to ensure she is ready for 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 told 9Honey.

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Laura Garside is an Australian flight attendant for Emirates. (Provided)

First, Garside makes sure his day before the flight makes him feel better.

“Depending on departure times, [I aim for] an early/productive morning and training session to ensure I have adequate rest later in the day/evening before the flight, as well as as much hydration as possible!”

The Dubai-based Australian says she drinks “lots of water throughout the day” and adds “home pampering” while she packs.

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

“I always try to pack my bags in advance because sometimes we go 5 to 7 days in a row depending on the trip,” she adds.

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Packing in advance is another tip for preparing for a long-haul flight. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Recently, Garside also shared some of the the things she always has in her carry-on – including two absolute Aussie staples.

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

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