Getting Ready to Fly? Don’t Miss These 5 Essential Flight Accessories for Smooth Flying on Your Next Trip
Are you preparing for a long-distance flight across an ocean? Are you dreading all of the discomfort that comes with flying — snoring passengers, crying babies, cramped legs and more? Did you know it doesn’t have to be a miserable experience?
There are some things you can pack to make your flight more comfortable and enjoyable. Curious? Read on to get our five essential flight accessories for smooth flying!
Let’s get started:
1. Noise-Cancelling Headphones
There’s no doubt that airplanes are noisy — and with that they can wreak havoc on your sleep. Instead of enduring the coughing, crying and loud conversations around you, invest in a comfortable pair of noise-cancelling headphones.
You can listen to music, watch movies and even sleep soundly with these headphones blocking out the ambient noise around you. Look for headphones that have large foam cores that fit around your ears comfortably. There’s nothing worse than taking a pair of headphones off after several hours and discovering that your ears are sore because they’ve been pressed in too tightly. So try them out before you buy them for maximum comfort while flying on your next trip!
2. Hydrating Face Mist
Higher elevation means drier air all around you, and many passengers begin to feel their face drying out. That’s not only unsightly and unhealthy but it’s uncomfortable to feel your skin tightening and drying.
You can refresh your skin and keep it supple while high in the air by slipping a small misting bottle of your favorite hydrating mist. You can pick this up from many brand makeup counters. Lightly spray the mist on your face before you go to sleep, and your skin will stay soft and moisturized.
3. Moisturizing, Low-Scent Hand Cream
Related, keep your hands, arms and legs feeling comfortable and hydrated by packing a small tube of moisturizing lotion. Make sure that it is a light texture and formula so that it seeps into your skin quickly and does not require a lot of rubbing in. Also, make sure the lotion is fairly low-scent or doesn’t have a scent at all so that you’re not disturbing any passenger around you by adding perfume into the air. This is a great ritual to have on the plane — perhaps when you begin your flight, mid-way through and just before you land. You’ll feel cleaner, more refreshed and hydrated.
4. Bedroom Slippers
A long flight can be torturous on your body because of cramped spaces, minimal leg room and a limited amount of time to get up and stretch all of your limbs. But one thing is for sure: You’re feet don’t have to be in pain if you pack a comfy pair of bedroom slippers into your carry-on.
Now, make sure your feet don’t smell before attempting to take off your shoes! But an easy way to do this is to wear a pair of shoes that is easy to slip on and off. As soon as you get on the plane and get settled, just make a quick shoe switch. You’ll instantly feel more comfortable and relaxed. And, as a bonus, you may sleep better because your feet will stay warmer throughout the flight.
5. Charged Electronics and Portable Charger
Hopefully you’ll be on a plane that has electrical outlets so that you can charge your laptop, iPad, phone and other electronics you will be using to keep yourself entertained and occupied. But in the case that you don’t have a plane with this amenity, you’ll want to make sure you charge all of your electronics ahead of time so that they are at full power for when you get on the plane.
As a bonus, invest in a small portable charger that you can charge up ahead of time and that will provide extra power to multiple devices. Many of these portable chargers can power up a laptop, phone and other devies with several hours of extra power. The best part of portable electronic chargers is that they are small and packable so you can throw them into your carry-on or purse with ease. Here’s a list of some good portable chargers to check out before you buy.
Ready to Get Your Wings?
Is it time to start packing? Preparing for a flight just got easier for you with these five key essentials that you need to pack today!
Preparing for a long-distance flight isn’t always easy — but it can be comfortable in the long run with these airplane essentials. These items are not only easy to pack but they also are budget friendly. Make a long flight as comfortable as it can be by slipping these five items into your suitcase today!