Travel

Travel Essentials for a Long Flight

 

This post was originally published two years ago, but it’s been one of my most popular posts to-date, so I’ve brought it back with a fresh new look and updated products! Why? Because long flights are no joke. If I’m very lucky I’ll get 2-3 hours of sleep which still leaves hours of just sitting there. I’ve learned a thing or two about getting through a long flight over the past few years, so here’s a list of the travel essentials I rely on.

 

1. Electronics & Entertainment

I always carry my laptop or iPad to watch movies. If you don’t want to bring the extra gear, your iPhone and a charger works, too. Most international flights also have TVs with decent movie selections, so that’s also a great option. I usually to like to have my computer in case I need it. If there’s wifi, I’ll do a little work and chat with people over my messages app – such a great way to pass the time. I tried the whole kindle thing but really prefer turning pages, so I bring a good old fashioned book with me.

Apple

Macbook Pro or iPad

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Apple

Wireless Headphones

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Poweradd

Portable Power Bank

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Maria Semple

Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

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2. Baggage

A spinner (carry-on on 4 wheels) is a must-have for getting through the airport. I keep my tote or duffel on top and just glide it through the airport. I love my Away but this Mark and Graham bag is beautiful! Bring a leather or lightweight tote, duffel, or any bag that will fit under your seat, and fill that with all your essentials.

Cuyana

Leather Tote

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Cuyana

Tote Organizer

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Truffle

Cosmetic Case

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Truffle

Clarity Clutch

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Away

Carry-On

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Leatherology

Passport Case

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3. Healthy Snacks

Airplane snacks are usually unhealthy and not that great, so I come armed with some of my favorite healthy snacks. The best part about most of the ones I have listed here is that they’re single serving, so you’re less likely to polish off a 5 serving bag.

RX Bars

Clean Protein Bar

These have been my go-to for years. I love them.
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Kitchfix

Paleo Granola

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RX Bar

Single Serving Almond Butter

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Smart Sweets

Sour Blast Buddies

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4. Health & Beauty

I keep my favorite travel-sized beauty products in the bag under my seat, and the rest in my carry-on or checked bag. As long as I have something to keep my hands and lips moisturized, a toothbrush for a mid-flight pick-me-up, and a little spray for my face, I’m good.

Quip

Battery Operated Toothbrush

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Herbivore Botanicals

Hydrating Face Mist

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Marvis

Travel Toothpaste

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Hum Nutrition

Sleep Aid

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Henne

Lip Balm

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RMS

Concealer

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Goldfaden MD.

Vital Boost Moisturizer

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5. Comfort

A cozy travel wrap that doubles as a blanket or pillow, an eye mask or sunglasses to get some shut-eye, cardigan and socks to stay warm, ad comfortable shoes.

Madewell

Marled Trouser Socks

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White + Warren

Cashmere Travel Wrap

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Asceno

Eye Mask

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Quay

Sunglasses

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Veja

Leather Sneakers

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Splits59

Warmup Pullover

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Have I forgotten anything? What are some of your favorite travel essentials?

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