I experienced my first intercontinental trip this year to Colombia, but the 5-hour flight has nothing on the 10 hours to Greece or 15+ hour flight I’ll be taking to Thailand. There were no issues on the way to Cartagena since I was used to the flight length going to Trinidad, but the red eye to Athens was slightly rough. With the experience from going Greece, here are eight basic essentials that I learned to bring for a long haul flight.
Bring travel-sized basics to smell and look refreshed post flight.
Hand Sanitizer and Anti-bacterial Wipes
There are so many germs on the plane, especially in the bathrooms.
Sleeping masks keep incoming light away from your eyes, helping you sleep better.
To avoid the bobble head effect and sleep comfortably, travel pillows are a great option.
Planes are cold. Bring a travel blanket to keep yourself warm.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
Noise canceling headphones help reduce the sound of noisy passengers. You can also try using ear plugs.
For charging your phone or electronic device, battery power banks are a MUST.
Compression socks are designed to help maintain blood flow and reduce discomfort and swelling in your legs.
Bring a book, tablet, Kindle, laptop, iPad, portable game or something that will make the time pass by quicker.
Did I miss anything? What are some other essentials to bring for a long haul flight?