Travelling long distance can be stressful. Not only does it take time to pack and ensure you have everything you need but there is also important documentation to consider, such as a visa that you need to travel to the US.

By applying for an ESTA online beforehand, you can ensure you have everything you need before stepping on the plane for a successful trip. In this article, we are going to give you our guide to packing for a long-haul flight.

Pack Headphones

When going on a long-haul flight the best thing you can bring is your own headphones. This will help to drown out your surroundings allowing you to focus on your films or music. This is perfect if you are in an aisle seat, as you can tune out the rest of the plane and focus on what you are doing. These can also be used alongside in-flight entertainment and are often more comfortable than the headphones provided.

A Portable Charger

Another benefit for a long-haul flight, particularly if your phone has a poor battery life, is a portable charger. This can be placed in your carry-on and used when your phone is running low to keep you entertained with your own music throughout the duration of the flight. This can also be shared with anyone else you are flying with if you have several cables helping to keep you all entertained for a longer period. This is great for the duration of the holiday as it can be charged through a laptop or by a traditional plug, providing you with extra hours of power wherever you are. Before travelling with a portable charger, check the restrictions that the airline may have to ensure you can travel with the portable charger that’s your own.

Facial Wipes

When you are on a plane for a long period of time, your skin can become dry. Not only can this have you feeling tired, but it can also lead you to feel uncomfortable throughout the course of the day. By bringing face wipes on the plane you can refresh the skin on your face, helping it to retain moisture and ensuring that you feel comfortable before, during, and after your flight. These can be stored in a lightweight bag and can be carried in the hold to ensure you have them on hand as and when you need them.

A Good Book

If you want to completely disconnect during a long-haul flight, bringing a good book may be beneficial for you. Not only will you have all the time in the world to read it, but it will also help you to relax and unwind during the flight. This can also be stored in the pocket in front of you when flying and is the perfect change from a traditional mobile phone.

Neck Pillow

The final must-have item when enduring a long-haul flight is a neck pillow. If you are someone that can sleep anywhere this is the perfect way to ensure that you are protected and comfortable throughout the course of the flight. This will prevent any pain around the neck and help you feel refreshed when you wake up.

Whether you are travelling to the USA or somewhere further afield, you can be sure that you will be completely prepared with our packing checklist. Happy travels!

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