Things to Make a Long Flight More Comfortable

passing time during a flight

When you’re travelling long distances, perhaps even internationally, that long flight can be uncomfortable. It is especially true if you are flying in the economy section. However, there are a few things you can carry on with you to make your long-distance flight more comfortable.

Filling Snacks

View from cockpit before landing

If you are like me you are just waiting for it to end…

You don’t know if or when the flight attendants will be bringing around snacks or meals, so pack some things to tide you over. High-protein and high-fiber snacks like nuts, protein bars, and dried fruit work wonders in taking the edge off your appetite.

Sleep Mask

One of the best ways to pass the time on a long flight is to sleep, but sometimes this can be difficult on a plane. If the person in the seat next to you has a light turned on, put on your sleep mask to block out the light and rest more comfortably.

Ear Plugs or Headphones

Along that same line of thought, planes can be noisy, and so can your fellow passengers. Block out the noise with ear plugs or by playing music through headphones so that you can sleep better.

A Scarf, Wrap or Shawl

A large scarf has a lot of different uses on a plane. It works as a blanket to keep you warm, you can use it to clean your glasses or your phone screen, and you don’t even have to carry it in a bag because it looks fashionable just hanging around your neck.

Compression Socks

When travelling long distances, your feet and legs can sometimes get swollen from sitting too long. Keep your legs healthy and comfortable by wearing compression socks.

The best part about a holiday is the destination, but when you prepare yourself by bringing these essential items, the long flight there doesn’t have to be bad. In fact, it can even become part of the fun.

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