Long flights can be cumbersome and tiresome, be it luxury or not, so you need to prepare ahead of time in order to take care of yourself during the journey. In this article, we highlight some of the most important essentials to bring with you on a long flight, which you can fit in your carry-on bag.
Read on about our long flight essential packing list below, for your next voyage by airplane:
1. Travel pillow
Some may be hesitant to use a pillow provided by the airline for various reasons. Thus you should bring your own. It will provide you with maximum comfort in terms of stabilizing the back of your head and neck in alignment with your spine for a comforting and relaxing flight. The TRTL travel pillow is trending in popularity these days.
2. Sleeping mask
If you’re trying to fall asleep on a plane, and it’s not an overnight trip, you could have trouble with lights or natural sunlight shining through the windows. As such, it’s a good idea to bring a night mask so that you can protect your eyes. Even if you’re flying overnight and your flight attendant insists on having the lights turned on, with a mask, you can control your own lighting space with an easier chance to attain some quality sleep.
Like the sleeping mask, no matter if it’s a day or night during your flight, it’s always a good idea to carry earplugs to aid your sleep. It’s a good idea when there’s a crying child who can keep you awake for the duration of your flight, but in general, it’s also good to cancel out the white noise.
For many, one of the first actions upon arriving at your seat on an airplane is to remove your shoes. That being the case, bring an extra pair of socks to keep yourself feeling clean and refreshed.
5. Noise cancelling headphones
The headphones that the airline provides passengers on flights are usually quite shoddy. There are also airlines that no longer provide headphones, so be sure to bring your own. The AirPods Max is a great option, with its exhilarating high-fidelity audio quality and superb noise cancellation feature.
If you are a book lover, then do not forget to bring your iPad to turn the digital pages in Apple Books. During the course of a long flight, reading on your iPad will be easier on your eyes and more pleasant than on your iPhone, due to the size difference in displays. Plus, it’s good to give your iPhone a rest every now and then, to shelter its battery health. Furthermore, your iPad is a great device to also watch movies you have downloaded for offline viewing in the Apple TV app.
Everyone is snapping photos and recording videos on their iPhone. Most people have an iCloud subscription. So, that means that all of your pictures and clips are also accessible on your MacBook in the Apple Photos app. Prior to your flight, be sure to save your favourites for offline use, as the duration of your flight would be a great time to edit your photography in Photoshop or edit Apple ProRes clips along a timeline in Final Cut Pro, to upload later on YouTube.