Packing for a long vacation is a stressful experience. You’re simultaneously planning activities, trying to glean what the weather will be like, but the flight itself has a whole other set of needs. Airplanes can be cramped, crowded, and downright unpleasant. It’s all about feeling comfortable, healthy, and refreshed before you hit the tarmac. Keep reading for the best travel accessories for a long flight.
15 best travel accessories for long flights:
- memobottle – A5 Flat Water Bottle
- EverSnug – Travel Blanket and Pillow
- Cadence – Leak-proof Capsules
- Perilogics – Phone Holder Mount
- iWALK – Mini Portable Charger for iPhone
- HYC00 – Travel Duffel Bag
- WANDF – Clear Travel Toiletry Bags
- iMangoo – Shockproof Carrying Case
- Poo-Pourri – Toilet Spray
- MLVOC – Memory Foam Travel Pillow Kit
- ROVAZO – Silicone Ear Plugs
- Ziploc – Contain the Clutter Reusable Accessory Bags
- REACH – Ultraclean Travel Kit
- Miers – Homeopathic Jet Lag Remedy
- Tide – To Go Pens
Bringing a reusable water bottle for a flight is always necessary to avoid the outrageous airport food and drink prices. Reusable bottles can often be large and take up a lot of space, but not this one! Say hello to the memobottle A5 Flat Water Bottle. The slim freezer-safe plastic is designed to fit where other bottles can’t, whether you need something for the office, a college classroom or a travel backpack. The stainless steel lid has a reliable silicon seal to ensure no spillage.
The EverSnug Travel Blanket and Pillow will become your new snuggly best friend. Airplanes can get very chilly, and sometimes blankets the flight attendants provide do not cut it. The plush blanket is made from microfleece yarn and is large enough to share with a friend. The soft carrying case acts as a pillow, too, so you’ve got the whole package. It also has a hand luggage sleeve you can easily attach it to any luggage.
Cadence Capsules are my best-kept secret, and I never waste an opportunity to tell more people about them. These genius little containers are leak-proof, TSA-compliant and magnetic, so they stick together in a handy little pyramid. Each individual capsule can fit a lot more than you think! Some examples include 9-10 uses of gel cleanser, 13-14 uses of face scrub and 3-4 rings. You can click here to see a full list of what will fit. For a long flight, we recommend storing toothpaste tablets, mouthwash or medication.
Need somewhere to display your phone but can’t get it to stay? Try the Perilogics Phone Holder Mount. It has a clamp to mount your device to any table, luggage handle or objects up to 1.5 inches wide. Use it on an airplane tray table to watch your favorite show or movie. It can rotate 360 degrees to give you the ultimate amount of flexibility. An Amazon reviewer called the mount one of the coolest and most functional gadgets ever.
The iWALK Mini Portable Charger for iPhone is lightweight and only the size of a lipstick tube. No need to carry a pesky cable around when you’re traveling–this baby gets the job done without a fuss. It also has a “pass-through” function, meaning once you reach your destination, you can plug the wall block in and charge the device while charging your phone.
You’ll never want another duffel bag again once you try this next option on our list. The HYC00 Travel Duffel Bag has four main pockets, one of which is a wet pocket where you can store things like damp bathing suits or towels. There’s a removable and adjustable shoulder strap and normal carrying handles. My favorite part is the luggage sleeve that allows you to easily slide it onto a suitcase and roll it through the airport. This comes in a variety of eye-catching colors.
The WANDF Clear Travel Toiletry Bags are made from thick PVC plastic and have sturdy metal zippers to keep all your goodies inside. They’re large enough to hold 100 ml liquid bottles and anything else you might need to throw in at the last minute: makeup wipes, cotton pads, an extra thing of concealer–the world is your oyster.
Organize cords and charging blocks with ease using the iMangoo Shockproof Carrying Case. Trying to comb through a backpack for these items is always frustrating, especially in a cramped environment like an airplane seat. The case is roomy enough to store laptop chargers, power banks, headphones and more. It features a comfortable hand strap, durable zippers and waterproof material.
Sometimes number two arrives unexpectedly, and there’s an easy way to be prepared for it, even when riding an airplane. Spray the Poo-Pourri Toilet Spray in the bowl before you go to form a protective barrier and stop odors before they begin. The 10 ml discreet travel sprayer fits anywhere in a purse or backpack for when a bathroom emergency arises.
A neck pillow is a must for long journeys. This one from MVLOC is made with 100% memory foam and an adjustable rope lock, meaning you can change the angle and size to better fit your neck. It has a sweat-resistant fabric that is machine-washable, so you’ll always be getting a fresh and clean place to rest your head. Even better? The pillow also comes with an eye mask and earplugs for your most comfortable flight yet.
I ordered the ROVAZO Silicone Ear Plugs a few years ago to help me sleep (I’m very sensitive to noises when trying to go to bed) and they are, by far, the best brand I’ve ever used. I tried them on a flight home to Michigan and they were excellent at blocking out chatter around me so I could relax and unwind. Each pair is made from soft silicone that adjusts comfortably to your ears. They’re BPA-free and hypoallergenic.
Sort all your essentials with Ziploc Contain the Clutter Reusable Accessory Bags. They have an expandable bottom to fit everything you might need for a flight, from hair clips to makeup items to extra scrunchies. Each is semi-transparent (with an adorable design) so you’ll always be able to find what you’re looking for in a snap. The durable material can be wiped down with a damp cloth to keep it clean.
Keep your pearly whites nice and fresh using the REACH Ultraclean Travel Kit. There’s nothing worse than the grubby feeling you get when you haven’t had a chance to brush your teeth after hours of traveling. The TSA-compliant kit comes with a small toothbrush, an antibacterial toothbrush cap, a mini tube of Crest and a reusable bag for easy storage.
Jet lag is one of the worst parts about long travel. The Miers Homeopathic Jet Lag Remedy helps to alleviate body stress and fatigue so you arrive fresh and ready to begin your vacation. Made green and clean in New Zealand, the formula is plant-based with no side effects.
Tide Pens are the flight essential you never knew you needed. Stow one in your bag and never worry again about clothing stains that happen one hour into your long flight to Europe. The powerful pen – which doesn’t contain bleach – breaks down stains and simultaneously lifts them from fabric.