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, and on longer flights, will bring an iPad with a few movie. 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.
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.
Airplane snacks are usually unhealthy and underwhelming, so I come armed with some of my favorite healthy snacks. The best part about the ones I have listed here is that they’re single serving.
Clean Protein Bar
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.
Tinted Lip Balm
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.