A refresher on what I consider essential for in-flight comfort. It all starts with a substantial tote. Even if I’m checking a bag, I like to have a large tote to gather all of the things I want close to me en route. Laptop, ipad, chargers and headphones cover the tech stuff. A cashmere wrap, eye mask and compression socks assure comfort. I always have a thick moisturizer and By Terry lip balm to combat in-flight dryness. Cleansing wipes are a must especially before landing when I’m trying to look fresh. A texturizing spray revives my flat, limp hair, and a makeup palette that works overtime for lips and cheeks. I wear an easy on/off shoe like a Chelsea boot. It saves space in the suitcase and is convenient to slip on for mid-flight walks. Details below:
- Troubadour Tote. The entire Troubadour collection is understated and stylish. I’m currently using this Briggs and Riley tote which I absolutely love. What it lacks in style far exceeds in function. A workhorse piece that’s mandatory when I go carry-on. Newly added is an even larger tote with expansion when needed.
- Cashmere Wrap. I have several from White + Warren and always travel with at least one. They provide warmth without bulk in flight and are used throughout most of my trips.
- Zippered Pouch. The small things I want with me throughout the flight are placed in a zippered pouch I keep at my seat for quick access. Lip balm, sanitizer, moisturizer or oil, eye cream, wipes, glasses, etc. are always close by.
- Zippered Flat Case to house paper receipts or notes.
- Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones. I like Bose and Bang & Olufsen.
- When I’m ready to sleep on long haul flights, the cashmere wrap goes around my shoulders and a silk mask covers my eyes. Ear plugs are the final touch and make a world of difference in drowning out interruptions. I usually use disposable ones, but just purchased these and will report back.
- Years ago I started wearing compression socks on flights. They make a huge difference for me in preventing aching, tired legs. I’ll also wear them on days with a lot of walking involved. They keep me energized and help with fatigue.
- Simple products to freshen up when ready to land. A makeup palette to use on cheeks, lips and lids brings life back to my face and a texturizing spray to revive limp locks. When all else fails, I’ll throw on a hat and sunglasses.
Thank you so much for sharing these. Several items from your list will help a lot with my long flight to Thailand! Bon Voyage and have a wonderful time in France.
Here, here on the compression socks. Only way to land after a long flight wearing the same size shoes! I buy medical grade (20%).
We are birds of a feather!!
For a texturizing spray you might want to try Living Proof. They have the whole line at Sephora that is the best of all I’ve tried with small sizes in everything you can take on the plane.
Love your packing lists! Very much appreciated.
Thank you. Great in-flight packing list! I’ll definitely be using it for my trip to Europe soon. I use the 20-30 % medical grade compression socks too. My dermatologist highly recommends them.
Take an aspirin before your flight and excersise your calf muscles frequently. Blood clots can be a big, often lethal problem on long flights. Happy safe flying, yall!