- Water bottle: our first travel essential is to fight dehydration, which is very common on long-haul flights. We like reusable water bottles to refill at airports post-security and onboard. Plus, it reduces plastic waste from all the cups served on the flight. Go eco!
- Lip balm: Another flight essential… lip balm keeps your lips from chapping on the flight with lip balm. Plus it doubles as a moisturizing ointment for dry spots on your body.
- Facial moisturizer: something about airplane air just sucks all the moisture out of your skin. Moisturizer is perfect to apply after washing your face on board so it doesn’t dry up uncomfortably.
- Bluetooth earphones: earphones are essential when traveling, to make long waits past by faster with podcasts or audiobooks and to provide background music on long journeys. We love the convenience of Bluetooth earphones because it means one less set of wires getting tangled up in your travel bag.
- Toothbrush + toothpaste: there’s nothing like stepping off a plane with airplane breath. Keep a travel sized set handy to freshen up before meeting people at your destination. A clean freak’s (*raises hand*) travel essential.
- Face wash: if you’re like me and have oily skin, then face wash is a must to keep personal hygiene up on long-haul flights.
- Witch hazel wipes: I’m a huge fan of witch hazel for reducing redness, wiping away airplane food crumbs and just freshening up when my face wash is too dry on a flight.
- Neck pillow: when your airplane seat doesn’t stretch all the way back, neck pillows come in clutch. They give your head a place to rest. Plus, it keeps you from accidentally sleeping on the shoulder of a fellow passenger.
- Eye mask: as someone who struggles to fall asleep easily, an eye mask is a must-have to shut out any light and cozy up. Airplanes don’t always dim the lights according to your sleep schedule, so a memory foam, eye socket eye mask is a must have.
- Protein bars: not only do budget airlines charge for food on-board, but many regular airlines are starting to charge for extra snacks. Plus, if airplane food isn’t always your cup of tea, protein bars keep you going until you land. Not to mention, having food to eat during your flight at the right time helps you fight jet lag and prepare your body for a new time zone.
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Let us know what your must-haves are for long haul flights!