Traveling is fun, but sitting for 13 to 18 hours strapped to a small chair in a flying capsule isn’t. The goal of packing for long-haul flights is two-fold: 1) getting comfy enough to sleep for at least a fourth of the travel time and ease up on jet lag, and 2) pass the time. Thus, here’s a list of what to bring with you on a long flight, many of which will also be handy during any long layovers.
Moisturizer and Lip Balm
Cabin air can get really dry. While you should drink as much water as you feel you need (too much means constant trips to the bathroom, which may prove uncomfortable/inconvenient — especially if you have the window seat), you should also keep your skin and lips comfortably hydrated with moisturizer and some lip balm.