There’s never enough food on the plane, and you want to be prepared. Flights can be long and tedious, and sometimes all you want to do is munch on something. Channel your inner Cookie Monster by packing your own snacks. These need to be able to keep you going the whole flight.
If possible, try and keep the snacks as healthy as possible. (Though a cookie or two really won’t hurt.) Keep the snacks small, so they don’t take up too much space in your bag.
Quench Your Thirst
Plane air can be a nightmare, and you will become very dehydrated if you don’t watch your water intake. To battle the dry and air-conditioned air, keep taking in fluids as frequently as possible. Water is freely available on long-haul flights, so feel free to ask the flight attendants for water every hour, even if there is no food service going by.
Avoid coffee, alcohol, and anything with a lot of sugar, like the plague. These will dehydrate you even more than the air-conditioned air.
Get Some Peace and Quiet
Sometimes flights can get noisy, and the last thing you want to do is spend a 16-hour flight listening to a crying baby. Luckily for you, you do not have to put up with it. Pack a pair of silicone earplugs, and you’re good to go — you’ll sleep all night.
Noise-canceling headphones are a great alternative as well; they’re good for listening to your favorite music.
Socks Are Essential
If there’s one thing you need to have in your travel kit, it’s socks. The more, the merrier because you will sweat while traveling, and there is nothing worse than having heavy, soggy socks weighing you down.
Bring an extra pair for good measure and put them on as soon as you get on the plane. You will feel fresh and cozy the whole trip.
Don’t Travel Without Your Kit
Long-haul flights can be exhausting, so stock up on everything that will make your trip a little more comfortable. A little luxury doesn’t hurt, so be sure to add your favorite things to your onboard kit. Don’t forget the essentials, toothbrush, deodorant, and hairbrush but also pack a sleeping mask and earplugs.
Aromatic pillow mists are great for calming you down. Maybe even spoil yourself with face cream.