In recent years, travelling by air has become really comfortable and the flight crew does their best to keep it that way. But, travelling for long hours, especially on international flights, can get boring and tiring at times.
Long-haul flights are a test of endurance, whether you are a frequent flyer or are new to air travel.
But If you are well prepared and know what to take with you onboard, it can make a whole world of difference to your flying experience.
To help get you through a long flight comfortably, we have come up with a list of 10 essential items you must have with you onboard.
Airlines these days make sure that there is minimum noise in the airplane cabin, but if you are a light sleeper, noise cancelling headphones can make it easier for you to sleep on the flight.
Also, headphones that the airlines provide are not that great when it comes to quality.
So, if you are going to spend several hours on a flight, might as well get a good pair of headphones to enjoy in-flight entertainment and help you doze off.
MINI TOILETRY BAG
If you’re travelling on an overnight flight, make sure you pack a small pouch of toiletries in your carry-on bag.
These days you get travel sized disposable toothbrush, hand sanitizer, toothpaste and dry shampoo spray so go ahead and take advantage of them when you fly.
If you’re on a long-haul flight and want to avoid jet lag when you reach your destination, you’ll need to get some sleep.
Pack an eye mask and bring a travel pillow along with you.
You’ll be able to doze off easily with them and the constant chatter in the cabin or your neighbour’s reading light will not affect you.
Use a travel wallet to organize and store all your important documents in one place.
They are deep enough and have various pockets to fit your cash, tickets, immigration forms, ID and passports.
Plus, it’s easier to pull out the whole wallet rather than looking around for different documents in your bag.
The food that is served on flights can make you feel bloated and feeling uncomfortable especially on a long-haul flight.
Fruits, salads, mixed nuts and vegetable sandwiches are all good options to bring on your flight.
Munch on some healthy homemade snacks while you watch an in-flight movie and skip the bland airplane meals!
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It’s going to be a long flight, so prepare yourself to fill every hour with some form of entertainment.
Download some movies, songs, TV series or video games on your mobile or tablet before you leave as backup, in case you get bored of in-flight entertainment!
It will keep you entertained when you are done sleeping and will also keep you alert during the flight.
Bring at least one book or a magazine with you!
It will be useful when your airplane is landing/taking off or when you need a break from your device’s screen.
Also, it’s a good option to keep a backup if your tablet’s battery dies.
Airplane lavatories are covered with germs and it’s easy to catch an infection.
Make sure that you pack some bleach wipes or sanitized tissues for your long trip.
Also, one more advantage of packing them is that it eliminates the need for liquids in the carry-on, they are easy to carry and don’t leak or spill in your bag.
Carry a small medical kit with you, regardless of whether it’s a long flight or not.
Dehydration can cause a headache, cabin pressure can trigger sinus problems, the lack of proper cleaning can set off dust allergies and strange food might give you stomach issues.
Be prepared for every situation and pack the medicines you think you will need or consult your family doctor.
*Remember carry only over the counter unprescribed medicines and check whether the destination you are flying to allows them.
Avoid using airplane blankets and carry a long scarf.
All seasoned travelers carry scarves with them because they can be used as blankets when your airplane’s AC is at full blast.
Also, make sure you dress comfortably overall, since you will be in the same clothes during the flight and wearing loose clothing in the airplane will help you sleep better.
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Have a comfortable flight and Fly Stress-Free!