Published On: Mon, Aug 19th, 2019

What to Pack On a Long Flight

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One of the most frustrating things about jet setting across the world, whether it’s to Australia, Europe and anywhere in between, is ensuring everything that will be needed is packed. There are two routes most people take when it comes to packing a carry-on bag- one, pack as much as possible onto the carry-on bag and pray that it fits on board or, two, travel light and travel smart. Most people would opt for the latter.

So what should be included in a carry-on bag for a long, tedious overseas flight? Read on.

What to Expect on a Long Flight

In most instances, all air lines that travel overseas for longer than 7 hours will feature personal TV’s on each seat. Furthermore, most airlines will feed their customers every few hours. By knowing this, it can be easier to know what to pack. Hint: Personal DVD Player and that 3 pound bag of DVD’s may not be necessary after all.

The Top Five

Water. This is a must. Even though water is available throughout the flight, it’s a lot easier to sip out of a water bottle rather than a flimsy plastic cup. Furthermore, most passengers would rather use those plastic cups for something a little more relaxing, such as vodka or wine.

A warm jacket. When not wearing it, it can double as a great pillow when the lights go out. A travel pillow can also do the trick but it’s not as versatile or compact.

Socks. For some reason air planes are always a lot colder, especially when the passenger next seat over has his air conditioner on full blast. Keep those toesies warm with a pair of cozy socks. Furthermore, most airplane blankets will not be long enough to cover both the body and feet.

What to Pack On a Long Flight

A Book or magazine. Most people cannot watch television and movies for a full 14 hour flight. Give those eyes a break (and refresh that mind). Crossword puzzle books, Sudoku puzzles and other brain stimulators can also waste a good hour or two.

Gum, especially for those smokers. Gum can be a great way to keep refreshed, to pop those ears at the high elevation and to keep those cravings at bay during the flight.

Additional Carry on Considerations

Sleeping pills, especially for those who cannot afford to be jet lagged and sleepless the next day.

Tooth brush. Freshen up at the end of the flight and prepare for a great greeting when off the airplane.

A wash cloth. No one feels refreshed after getting off a long flight but a wash cloth can certainly help make the landing a little less drowsy.

Chap Stick and moisturizer. High elevation equates to dry skin and dry lips.

Lap top. If it’s possible to work on a flight, then go for it. However, keep in mind that a laptop can take up a lot of room in a carry-on bag.

Extra snacks. For those who often get hungry between meals, store a chocolate bar, a bag of nuts or a pack of dried fruit for in between the in-meal service.

There is nothing more annoying than trying to find what is needed on a squishy flight. To make it easier for everyone, pack light, pack smart and avoid the frustration of fishing through a bag 10,000 feet above ground.

About the Author

- I am an internet marketing expert with an experience of 8 years.My hobbies are SEO,Content services and reading ebooks.I am founder of SRJ News andTech Preview.

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