What’s the longest flight you’ve ever been on? Mine was from Brazil to India. Two full days of travel, with a four-hour layover in Paris, then Delhi for another ten-hour layover before finally arriving in Kolkata. Horrible I know! I was barely awake by the time I set foot off that plane, twenty-eight hours later.
Traveling can look glamorous on blogs and Instagram feeds, but if you’ve been on one of these long-haul flights yourself, you know it is anything but…and especially if you’re in economy!
I thought I’d show you my carry-on essentials that help make this type of journey a bit more bearable.
Carry-On: I will no longer fly without a carry-on that has a built-in charger. This will save you a lot of hassle, help in your layovers to charge your devices.
Healthy Snacks – I always get hungry when I fly, and since I hate airplane food, I carry snacks. Lenny and Larry’s protein cookies are tasty and filling personal fave that keep me from rolling the dice with anything on a plastic tray.
Silk pillow – I’m a side sleeper so Nurse Jamie’s beauty pillow helps me catch some zzz and avoid wrinkles in the process.
Good Book – I don’t like Kindle. I need to smell my books, so a good old fashioned book is perfect to kill time.
Warm socks – I’m always freezing on planes so I always pack a pair of warm fuzzy socks for the flight.
Toothpaste + toothbrush – If you’re on a long overnight flight, the airline may hand out small complimentary toiletry kits, but I personally like to carry my own just in case.
Deodorant – Pretty self explanatory. I like Mega Babe because its aluminum and made with natural ingredients.
Dry shampoo – Greatest invention ever! The OUAI is my favorite and they now have a travel kit containing hairspray.
Hydrating face mist – Airplanes are really dry and this is such a nice way to rehydrate your skin. TATCHA has a travel size and it’s the best in the market.
Sheet Masks: I love a good sheet mask. These Ayurvedic sheets mask I bought in India are packed with a cocktail of good-for-your-skin ingredients. These Forest Essentials masks will help with dryness, dehydration and dullness from your flight.
Face Rollers: Give yourself a little inflight massage with any face roller. They will help with the fluid-flushing, de-puffing, and help with circulation-boosting abilities.
Fluxmob: The go to device when you need even more charge for that extended trip you’re about to take. It also charges tablets and will even charge two devices at the same time.