There’s nothing worse than being miserable on a plane flight. Whether there’s a screaming baby on board, your neigbor won’t stop sneezing, the wifi isn’t working or the plane is freezing cold, there’s always something that makes the whole flying thing your least favorite part of traveling.
1. TRAVEL PILLOW
Even if you don’t plan on resting on the flight, you never know what will happen. Maybe you planned to get some work done but your computer dies or the wifi signal is weak. Save yourself a trip to the chiropractor and bring one of these small travel pillows with you. They don’t take up much room and they make for a much more comfortable flight.
2. SLEEP MASK
Wearing a sleep mask will block out any unwanted light and makes it much easier to relax or get some sleep. To prevent your eyes from being puffy when you land, swipe on some eye cream or apply eye masks before putting your sleep mask on. You’ll be surprised the difference it makes!
3. HAND SANITIZER
Germs are easily spread on planes. Though the cleanliness of the recycled air is debated, you still want to avoid getting sick while traveling. Keep a bottle of hand sanitizer with you, and actually use it. We love this Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash by Aēsop.
You may not think that noise-reducing headphones are necessary if you’ve never been on the plane with a crying baby, a loud talker, a snorer or a cat that won’t stop meowing (yes, that has happened). Believe us, they are.
5. TRAVEL BLANKET OR SCARF
Being cold during a flight is the worst. Bring a scarf or travel blanket so that you have an extra layer to cover up with on a chilly plane ride.