Whether you’re going on a trip overseas or you’re popping over to the next state, we all know that flying is a hassle. That’s why I’ve provided the 10 essential products you should take with you on your next trip in order to make your flight more bearable! From San Diego all the way to Europe, no matter the destination, bringing these items will help make you much happier, more rested, and feel more comfortable on your next flight. Bon voyage!
Read below to find out what products you’ll need to have the best flight of your life! With all these products, you’ll feel like you’re flying in first class! The best part: all of the products listed below are $25 or less!
1. A Sleeping Mask
If you’re taking a red-eye flight somewhere (or a flight that’s longer than six hours), you need a sleeping mask. While many airlines are likely to turn off the lights for passengers when it’s time to sleep, there’s always the possibility that your neighbor will want to turn on their overhead light to read a quick story before bed. With a sleep mask, you can guarantee that you won’t be disturbed by that harsh airplane light anymore. With the sleep masks I’ve provided below, you can sleep your flight away in style!
There’s nothing worse than listening to a crying baby or someone loudly snoring. Use some earplugs to block out the noise while you’re trying to sleep!
3. Noise Cancelling Headphones
If you want to block out the sounds of your fellow travelers while also listening to your own music, then noise-cancelling headphones are the perfect device for you! While they may be a bit pricier than normal headphones, these headphones are worth it to block out every unwanted sound! Once fully charged, you can even listen to your music for up to 30 hours!
Imagine this: you pull out your laptop to answer some work e-mails on your flight. You craft an e-mail, edit it to make sure everything is perfect, and just as you’re about to press ‘send’…Poof! Your laptop starts to shut down since it ran out of battery. Now your entertainment and productivity are gone for the rest of your lengthy flight! This all could have been prevented if you’d brought your laptop charger! Remember: always charge your devices the night before your trip and make sure to bring them in your carry-on bag!
5. A Great Book
If your phone, kindle, or tablet happens to die, then you’ll be stuck with no other entertainment! It’s always a good idea to keep some back-up entertainment that doesn’t need to be charged while you’re on the plane (especially if outlets are limited). Besides, isn’t reading a great way to pass the time? Here are some of my favorite entertaining reads.
6. Water bottle
While flying, people often get extremely dehydrated. Bring an empty water bottle onto your flight and fill it up after security. Once you’re finished with it, ask the flight attendant to re-fill it for you during the flight!
Snacks are essential for a long flight. You don’t know when or if you’ll be provided with food, and there’s nothing worse than being hangry on a plane. If you need to take any medications with your food, then bringing snacks is also vitally important. Some of my favorite snacks include apples with peanut butter, carrots, or trail mix. If you don’t want to bring perishables on the plane, here are some snacks that can survive the journey as well as some cute reusable bags to keep them in!
8. Hand Sanitizer
No matter how well the seats and tray tables are wiped down, there’s still a chance that there are germs lying everywhere. Rather than get up to wash your hands a bunch of times, bring some hand sanitizer with you on your next flight! Just remember to keep it under 3.4 oz!
You may be wondering why you need to bring a scarf on the plane. I’m here to inform you that there are several reasons to do so! If the plane is chilly, you can wrap your scarf around yourself. Scratchy blanket? Use your scarf! Need a pillow? Bunch up your scarf and sleep on it!
10. Travel Pillow
Traveling with a travel pillow is SO much better than sleeping without one. It can make all the difference between a sore neck and a pleasant slumber. I highly recommend getting one with memory foam for even better support!
With these products, your next flight will be so, so much better! What are your travel essentials? What would you add to this list? Let me know down in the comments below!