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Life Hack of the Week: A Mandatory Video For Hacking the Entertainment Matrix When You Fly

It doesn’t matter where you’re going, flying can be kind of horrifying these days. That’s why you have to think ahead and be prepared. Since there seems to be more in-flight drama than ever, we are going to assume most people aren’t smart enough to know how to keep themselves entertained for free. Thankfully, you stumbled upon this incredible life hack by TikToker @katamogz, so you’ll never be bored on a flight again. In fact, with this super simple life hack, you’ll turn the seat in front of you into an entertainment center. And isn’t that what we all want anyway, to be entertained? Keep reading to discover this super easy hack that will change flying for you forever.

Image: @katamogz (TikTok)

What You’ll Need 

  • Smartphone with a case
  • External battery or charger
  • Barf bag
  • Streaming account

You’re going to be setting up your own personal media area so you can watch your favorite shows on your phone hands-free. You’re going to want to start this by checking to see if your flight offers WiFi. If it doesn’t, most streaming services will allow you to download your movie or show ahead of time so you can watch it without a connection.

Next, you’re going to want to have a charger or an external battery, perhaps both. For most airlines, you can check and see if your seat comes with a built-in charging port. If yours doesn’t, you’ll definitely need an external battery so your phone doesn’t die before your plane lands.

Then, you’re going to need a barf bag. That’s something the plane provides and for once you’re going to put it to good use. Unless that is, you’re a nervous flyer. Take the case off your phone and put one end of the barf bag into the phone case so your phone will be in the landscape position. Now, place your phone back inside the case.

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Finally, take the side of the bag that’s hanging out of your phone and tuck it behind the tray and lock that into place. Your phone should hang there without you having to hold it. Now plug in your charger and put in your AirPods and enjoy your totally hands-free in-flight entertainment.