10 Must-Haves to Pack for Every Long Haul Flight

Or, how to stay fresh even after a grueling 18-hour trip.

Clear Cosmetic Case

Clear Cosmetic Case by Muji

Eye Mask and Ear Plugs

Understanding that regardless of what time you’re flying, you’ll be in a small cabin cramped with plenty of other people who might be reading or watching a movie, you might want to make sure you can keep your eyes shut for some restful sleep. Remember: the longer you sleep, the shorter the flight will be.

Socks and/or Slippers

Being 30,000 feet above sea level causes our body to expand, thus making closed shoes (even your favorite sneakers) uncomfortably tighter. Slip into some warm socks and sliders (or flip flops) before you get some sleep for optimal comfort, and to prevent your feet from stretching your shoes out.

A Warm (But Preferably Lightweight) Jacket

It’s going to get cold but you’ll also want to consider that you’re going to lug the jacket around after you get off the plane, this could prove cumbersome, especially if the weather’s too warm for a jacket where you’re going. A nice, warm, pack-able one like Uniqlo’s ultra light down jackets would be an ideal choice.

About the Author

Roanna Jamir

Roanna Jamir

Roanna Jamir was an anchor at CNN Philippines (when it was still Solar News in April 2014), until she left in November 2015. Two months later, prompted to escape the stress and hustle of the news industry she had just quit, she also decided to move her family out of the city and to Boracay Island.  

Jozza Alegre Palaganas

Jozza Alegre Palaganas

Jozza Alegre Palaganas prefers staying in one place for long-ish periods of time when she travels. Partly because she likes to pretend she's local, but mostly because she's sentimental.