Packing Essentials for Long Haul Flights

Long haul flights can either be absolute bliss of your worst nightmare. The hours can seem to drag on forever or go really quickly, the trick is to occupy your time in the right way.

Be sure to pack lots of things to keep you occupied, or even to help you sleep through the journey, as staring at the back of somebody else’s seat for 8 hours just doesn’t seem to cut it. Here are some packing essentials to consider if you’re going on a long haul flight…

Light jacket:

A light jacket is the perfect airplane packing essential, as it can get quite chilly when you are up in the air. Try to avoid anything that’s too bulky as it will be annoying to carry after you have reached your destination and you will more than likely overheat.

Your jacket can double up as the perfect blanket when you are up in the air, you will inevitably try to nap during your long journey… so you may as well be comfortable when you do so!

Trtl pillow:

The Trtl travelling pillow is one of the most favoured travel pillows around, there are lots of colours to choose from, but the premise remains the same… comfort. There is a build in neck support that allows for the perfect napping position whilst travelling.

If you want to nap on a long haul flight, then we would recommend giving one of these travelling pillows a try.

Keep yourself occupied:

The worst thing about long haul flights is the boredom and sitting down for so long. Try taking a walk up and down the aisle every few hours to give your legs a stretch. It’s also important to bring along some boredom busters for the journey.

Whether you like to get stuck into a good novel, or are more into puzzles, find your niche and run with it. Stock up on snacks, magazines, puzzle books, the works as this will prevent you from succumbing to boredom.