14 Hand Luggage Essentials For a Long Flight

Packing for your holiday is stressful enough and heading on a long-haul flight can seem a necessary evil but their are some essentials you can keep at hand to keep you you feeling fresh and ready for your trip.

The experts at MyBaggage.com  share with us the long flight essentials to pack in your hand luggage:

  1. Travel pillow and sleep mask

If you’re going to be in the air for hours, then you will need to get some sleep. Try without a travel pillow and you could wake up with a stiff neck and shoulders. A travel mask will help block out the harsh plane lighting when you’re ready for a nap.

  1. Earplugs

Great for when it’s time to rest and also great if you want to block out the other passengers.

  1. Lip balm and moisturiser

The air in planes is very dry so user lip balm and moisturiser to keep you lips and skin well hydrated throughout the flight.

  1. Hydrating spray

Essential if you want to keep your skin hydrated throughout the flight.

  1. Toothpaste and toothbrush

Sounds obvious if you’re on an overnight flight but how many of us really remember to pack our toothbrush and toothpaste? Pick up a travel version – they take up hardly any space.

  1. Scarf or sarong

The air conditioning on aeroplanes can make it a little chilly. Pack a scarf or sarong in your hand luggage to wrap yourself up in if you get cold.

  1. Outfit change

Always worth putting an outfit in your hand luggage, especially if you’re flying somewhere with a completely different climate.

  1. Hand Sanitiser

Planes can be full of germs so take your own hand sanitiser on board and use it regularly.

  1. Hairbrush and hairbands

A long flight can leave you hair wild. A travel brush will fold away and take up the tiniest amount of space.

  1. Headphones

The free headphones handed out during a long flight aren’t the best. Try taking small headphones – the ones that come with your phone are a safe bet.

  1. Portable battery charger

If you’re on a really long flight, then your phone, kindle or tablet with probably run out of charge. Remember to pack the cable for recharging your portable battery once you land.

  1. Water bottle

A long flight will dehydrate you, so take your own water bottle and ask the cabin crew to fill it up.

  1. Gum

Great if you’re susceptible to pressure changes and popping ears. It’s also handy if you can’t be bothered to clean your teeth.

  1. Baby wipes

A long flight can leave you feeling grubby. Pack a small pack of baby wipes and you can give yourself a quick wash before you reach your destination.

Now you are ready for a pleasant flight and a relaxing holiday.

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