Okay! Let us face it long international flights can be brutal but with a little planning on the front end, they don’t have to be painful. You can make your journey more comfortable if you plan accordingly. Govern yourself accordingly!
Don’t you hate when your neighbor turns to you and ask, “may I borrow your pen?” I always give people the side eye when they ask to borrow my pen on a long international flight because in my mind I’m thinking, did they not know they would have to fill out paperwork and would need a pen? I’m going to keep you from being the one who ask for a pen by giving you an insight on essentials needed for a long-haul flight. Okay, so I just gave you one essential. Go ahead right now and put that pen in your carry on.
Below, I’ve outlined the essentials that I use to survive long international flights.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
Bose Custom QuietComfort 35 Wireless Smart Headphones; engineered to block out distractions, so you can enjoy your music with nothing in the way. Hear lifelike sound from headphones built with premium materials that are durable and stay comfortable all day. They combine world-class noise canceling technology with the freedom of wireless—and now you can give them your distinct style, whether it’s your unique color combination or your favorite team’s scheme. With a premium finish, Custom QC35 II headphones let you design them with color that’s as personal as your music. And with the Google Assistant built-in, you can play that music, receive texts and get answers without glancing at your phone.
Collapsible Water Bottle
Hydaway; uniquely portable, totally collapsible, infinitely adaptable water bottle that’s as on-the-go as you are. Made from certified-safe and BPA-free materials, its sleek design collapses down to just over 1″ for easy stashing. When expanded, the Large size holds a thirst-quenching 21oz of water. Make sure to fill your bottle up after you have gone through security or ask the flight attendent to fill it up for you on the plane.
Pinch Provisions; shake your palm palms, summer’s here! With multicolored pom poms and a faux straw pouch, their new Summer Kit has vacation written all over it. Includes 15 warm weather essentials like sunscreen, aloe, and a fan that plugs right into your phone for a cool breeze at all times.
Warby Parker Tansley; my eyes tend to dry out when I fly so instead of wearing my contacts I opt for a pair of glasses. This titanium frame is precision-welded by hand and entirely hand-finished, with custom tooling to get the dimensions and details just right. Don’t forget Warby Parker has a home try-on program, where you can select 5 frames to try on home for FREE!
Mario Badescu Facial Spray; flying can leave your skin dehydrated. Whether spritzed for a hydrating boost or mid-day pick-me-up, this cult-favorite facial spray helps revive dehydrated skin anytime, anywhere. It’s a rejuvenating mist infused with herbal and botanical extracts (like Aloe Vera, Gardenia, Rose, Bladderwrack and Thyme) that help soothe and re-energize skin—giving it a healthy, radiant glow. This is a perfect way to revitalize skin with dewy radiance.
Underarm Deodorant Wipes
Pacifica Rose; when you are traveling across the world and confined to that little space those pits can start to stink. Underarm Deodorant wipes help neutralize the malodors under your arms and wipe away excess perspiration. You can smell pretty without harsh chemicals. Refresh as needed!
Flight’s 001 4-in-1 Universal Travel Adapter; 4 plugs, 1 adapter, 150 countries! Flight 001’s 4-in-1 Universal Travel Adapter is a set of color-coded plugs that allows you to easily adapt to over 150 countries. This is the first product utilizing the JA/C READY Adapter system, a color-coded world adapter system that makes finding the right plug for your trip as simple as matching the colors. Color-coded map included with adapter.
Blitz Compression Socks; provides true graduated compression to promote blood circulation and oxygen flow, prevent cramping, fatigue, swelling, help muscle recovery, spider, varicose veins and diabetic. Use them on a plane during that 9 hr flights or during that 6-mile walk. Your durable (20 – 30 mmHg) socks work with your routine. Feel the shock absorption effect instantly that really helps reduce fatigue and swelling in your lower leg!
Eye Mask & Blanket
Flight 001 F1 Contoured Eye Mask & Travel Blanket Set; contoured eye mask is a soft and lightweight, padded mask blocks out light and has a raised shape that avoids touching the eye area. This allows for pressure-free, smudge-free comfort, and uninterrupted rapid eye movement. The ultra-soft, lightweight blanket comes in a zip pouch that doubles as a pillowcase when the blanket is not in use. When open, blanket measures 55W x 55H in.
Daydreamer Inflatable Neck Travel Pillow; the ability to quickly inflate and deflate this pillow may make it the ideal choice for travelers looking to cut down on bulky items in their carry-on luggage. The pillow inflates using a built-in inflation pump, rather than necessitating that you put your mouth on an unsanitary and inconvenient inflation valve.
White + Warren Cashmere Travel Wrap; the travel wrap is a must-have scarf for long-haul flights, it can double as a blanket. A lightweight and breathable cashmere knit makes this the most versatile accessory you’ll own. It is an investment ($298) but well worth it.
Luna Protein Bar; meals served on flights are full of sodium so I always try to consume less of it as possible. I opt to bring along healthy snacks like the Luna Protein Bar. The power of protein will keep you feeling satisfied.
First Aid Kit
Band-Aid Brand Build Your Own First Aid Kit; be prepared for life’s adventures by building a custom first aid kit that fits your specific needs. Use this empty first aid kit bag to conveniently pack first aid essentials from BAND-AID, NEOSPORIN, BENADRYL, MOTRIN, BENGAY and more. This portable first aid kit bag helps make first aid preparedness easy, and is ideal for various occasions and locations.
Dapple Toy & Surface Wipes; planes are very dirty and I always wipe down my tray table, magazines, and seat before take off. Please keep in mind that some people are very sensitive to different smells so make sure to bring along wipes that are fragrance-free. These wipes are pure and powerful, making them just right for quickly cleaning a variety of surfaces whether you are at home or on the go. All natural and fragrance-free
Change of Clothes
Floral Lace Cheeky Panty; a change of clothes that includes underwear is a must for long-haul flights. I always pack two outfits in my carry on just in case my luggage doesn’t arrive at its final destination.
I could go on with my essential carry on for long haul intgernational flights but I will just leave you with the 15 items that I don’t travel without. What are some of your must-haves for long flights?Remember if all else fails call your doctor and get some Xanax! Comment below and share via the social media icons below.