Travel

Travel Essentials for a Long Flight

This post was originally published two years ago, but it’s been one of my most popular posts to-date, so I’ve brought it back with a fresh new look and updated products! Why? Because long flights are no joke. If I’m very lucky I’ll get 2-3 hours of sleep which still leaves hours of just sitting there. I’ve learned a thing or two about getting through a long flight over the past few years, so here’s a list of the travel essentials I rely on.

 

Electronics and Entertainment

I always carry my laptop, and on longer flights, will bring an iPad with a few movie. If there’s wifi, I’ll do a little work and chat with people over my messages app – such a great way to pass the time. I tried the whole kindle thing but really prefer turning pages, so I bring a good old fashioned book with me.

Apple

Battery Case

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Cuyana

iPad and Sleeve

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Apple

Laptop

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Crazy Rich Asians

A Good Book

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i.am+

Buttons Wireless Headphones

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Mark & Graham

Travel Poker

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Snacks

Airplane snacks are usually unhealthy and underwhelming, so I come armed with some of my favorite healthy snacks. The best part about the ones I have listed here is that they’re single serving.

Siren Snacks

Lemon Poppyseed Bites

I am OBSESSED with these
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RX Bars

Clean Protein Bar

These have been my go-to for years. I love them.
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Kitchfix

Paleo Granola

I love this stuff so much, and the little travel packs are perfect for travel
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Justin's Almond

Almond Butter Packets

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Health & Beauty

I keep my favorite travel-sized beauty products in the bag under my seat, and the rest in my carry-on or checked bag. As long as I have something to keep my hands and lips moisturized, a toothbrush for a mid-flight pick-me-up, and a little spray for my face, I’m good.

Viktor & Rolf

Travel Perfume

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Herbivore Botanicals

Hydrating Face Mist

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Bobbi Brown

Tinted Lip Balm

Color and balm in one!
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Charlotte Tilbury

Foundation

A must-have for touch-ups
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L'Occitane

Hand Cream

I have very dry skin and apply this a few times throughout the flight
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Bag-All

Lined Makeup Pouch

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Quip

Toothbrush

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S'Well

Water Bottle

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Bobbi Brown

Hydrating Skincare Set

My favorite hydrating products
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Wet Brush

Travel Brush

The best detangling brush in a travel size
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Cuyana

Leather Travel Case

I keep the larger case in my checked bag and the smaller case in my tote
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R+Co

Dry Shampoo

I have tried endless dry shampoos and this is the only one that's ever worked for me
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Marvis

Travel Toothpaste

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Herban Essentials

Antibacterial Wipes

Because planes are germy and gross
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Hum Nutrition

Sleep Aid

If you're a good sleeper, try something natural. If you're like me, go with zzz Quil.
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Bag-All

Heat Tolerant Hair Tool Case

Because I can't tell you how many times I've struggle to pack a hot straightening iron.
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Comfort

A cozy travel wrap that doubles as a blanket or pillow, an eye mask or sunglasses to get some shut-eye, cardigan and socks to stay warm, ad comfortable shoes.

White + Warren

Cashmere Travel Wrap

The perfect scarf meets pillow meets blanket
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J. Crew

Socks

Something to keep your toes warm
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Asceno

Eye Mask

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Quay

Sunglasses

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Superga

White Sneakers

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J. Crew

Striped Cardigan

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Luggage

A spinner (carry-on on 4 wheels) is a must-have for getting through the airport. I keep my tote or duffel on top and just glide it through the airport. I love my Away but this Mark and Graham bag is beautiful! Bring a leather or lightweight tote, duffel, or any bag that will fit under your seat, and fill that with all your essentials.

Away

Carry-On

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Cuyana

Le Sud Weekender

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Madewell

Transport Tote

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Mark & Graham

Terminal 1 Carry-On

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Away

The Aluminum Spinner

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Cuyana

Leather Tote

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Baggu

Duck Bag

Keep this in your carry-on as an extra tote
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Lo & Sons

OG Bag

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Mark & Graham

Concourse Spinner Set

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Calpak

2 Piece Spinner Set

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Leatherology

Passport Case

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Kate Spade

Leather Luggage Tag

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Have I forgotten anything? What are some of your favorite travel essentials?

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