Packing Essentials for a long Haul Flight

Uncomfortable, restless and achy are three words that are often used to describe the experience of a long haul flight. Unless you have forked out for first class, your experience can be borderline unpleasant. It’s important to make sure that you keep yourself occupied during a long flight, stocking up on magazines, puzzle books and getting locked into the movie selection that’s available on the plane.

Picture this, you’re 4 hours into a 12-hour flight, you’re tired, you’re bored and you want to take a nap. Before you know it you’re bunching up a jumper to rest against the cold damp plane window (if you’re lucky enough to get a window seat). Are you comfy? Of course not!

Sleeping on a plane is a difficult and complicated process and unless you’re really tired, you’re not going to get to sleep! You may be wondering, is there anything out there to remedy this? The answer is yes! Luckily for you, we have actually found all of the packing essentials that you need for a long-haul flight.

Staying comfortable:

Comfort is the key to a pleasant long haul flight, if you want to enjoy yourself and leave the plane feeling fresh, then you have to box this off beforehand. This means finding an alternative typical jumper-pillow that so many people opt for on the plane.

If you want to experience true comfort on a plane, then it’s important to explore the world of travel neck pillows, as there are thousands in all different shapes, sizes and colours to choose from. Our personal favourite is the Trtl travelling pillow, which has a neck support built in to the pillow. This will ensure that you can nap and chill out in comfort during your long flight.


The benefit of wearing flight socks:

Many people suffer from having their ankles and feet swelling up during a flight, which is due to the pressure in the cabin. It’s important to make sure that you take precautions out before the flight if you are prone to suffer from this swelling. Find a pair of socks that will keep you feeling fresh, free and happy all flight long.


Noise cancelling headphones:

Being sat a few rows behind a screaming child is no fun for anybody, including the parent. Picking up some noise cancelling headphones and earplugs can help to transform the flight from hell into a lovely peaceful experience.