Long-haul flight essentials:all you need to know

Hello there! I’m currently planning a couple of trips and I came across this post and decided that it was about time to update the list of the long-haul flight essentials I wrote last year. Because I found a lot of helpful resources that make traveling easier, tried some products that made my skin very happy and learned some helpful tips to make the entire flight experience enjoyable.

I pay attention to:
what I drink: all I drink is water. A lot of water. I want to make sure my body is extra hydrated before I start the journey.
what I eat: simple homemade meals. I would stay away from dairy, and food that is high in fiber or sugar. As well as prepacked meals and fast food. There is a higher risk of getting sick on the plane, so I would have enough vitamin C as well.
my skincare: besides drinking a lot of water to give my body the hydration it needs, I would also treat my skin to a good facemask, use a rich hair mask and use coconut oil instead of body butter before the flight.

Long flights can be challenging, so it’s very important to make sure you have the essentials like toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, and mouthwash. As well as mini deodorant, anti-bacterial wipes, hand sanitizing spray (not only for your hands but also for the filthy tray table).

I honestly stopped packing as much stuff as I used to after I discovered the ugly truth about healthy skin: no matter how many moisturizers, lotions, masks, etc. I may bring with me, my skin won’t be happy if I don’t drink enough water during the flight. So, keep that in mind. Other than that:

  • cleanser:
    I don’t really care what cleanser I take, as long as it makes my skin fresh and preps it for the moisturizer. Since I am a frequent shopper at Sephora, I would save the samples for the flight and travel-size products for the trips.
  • eyepatches/ eye masks/ eye gels:
    I don’t take the plane without them. If I have several flights to catch, I would switch them in between the flight.
  • face mask + moisturizer:
    The air in the plane is extremely dry and it’s really stressful for the skin. The reason I take both products is that I would use a face mask for the majority of the flight, will clean my face and put the moisturizer before the breakfast is served in the plane.
  • lip balm:
    It’s important to take good care of the lip skin. We are want to enjoy the trip instead of dealing with chapped lips upon arrival.

Other things I take with me:
– Silk sleep mask.
– Headphones.
– Reusable water bottle.
– An extra pair of wool socks.
Don’t forget:
– Pen to fill out the immigration forms.
– A portable charger to keep your phone alive.
– Plug adapters are really handy if you have a layover in Europe.

Helpful links:

  1. Best spots to rest in any airport during your next layover are here
  2. Wi-Fi information for all the airports around the world is here
  3. To see a seat map on your next flight click here

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20 thoughts on “Long-haul flight essentials:all you need to know

  1. These tips are really helpful. Long haul flights are so stressful. I was on one before and I experienced skin dryness. I will keep these tips in mind and share them with friends and family too.

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  2. Haha! It seems you are really planning to sleep all flight with these. Which is not a bad idea. Having a great rest in flights helps a lot when you reach your destination

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  3. You’ve reminded me that I need to bring more masks with me when I travel. I always like to keep my skincare simple when I travel, but keeping it hydrated is so important! Next time I travel, I’m definitely trying out those Laneige face masks. I’ve heard such great things!

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    1. To be honest, a friend of mine (who works as a flight attendant) told me that drinking water during the flight is even more important than staying hydrated after the flight.


  4. Trips are always so exciting, I tend to forget about staying hydrated. I love the water sleeping mask, I’ll be looking for that in stores. Thanks for sharing your hydration list with us!

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