My Long Haul Flight Essentials

A distant destination can challenge your imagination sometimes. What to do and carry to feel comfortable in the air? I always make a list of possible things to distract me and help me to cope with a long flight. Luckily, nowadays there are several essentials gadgets and tools to go through it smoothly. Here’s my list of Long haul flight essentials:

Have a collapsible bottle


Staying hydrated is fundamental when you are on the aeroplane. The aircraft cabin is known as a very dry place and drinking water will be the right thing to do. So, instead of bothering the aeroplane staff asking for water every 30 minutes, why not to have your own bottle onboard?

A que Bottle is a great option when looking for a sustainable alternative to the current plastic bulky ones. It’s functional, stylish and compact, fitting easily in your bag. The food-grade silicone material makes que Bottle safe for both hot and cold beverages.

Jet lag (less)

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It can be hard to deal with jet lag sometimes. Luckily, there are some natural solutions on the market that can help us to cope with time zone changes and all the uncomfortable feeling of long-haul travels can bring us. Jet Candy is a natural remedy that allows the internal body clock to function during long-haul.

It helps with dehydration, fatigue, disorientation, mental sharpness and other symptoms associated with the disruption of the circadian rhythms. The remedy comes in a travel-sized dispenser with a practical pill distributor cap, perfect for carry-on, which you can tap, twist and take on the go.

Entertain yourself (level hard)


I know you already know, but long flights can be boring as it sounds. Even with all entertainment provided by air companies nowadays, it’s still better to make a list of podcasts, music and books to read in the aeroplane.

Adding a comfortable travel pillow to your list of essentials can be another must-do. Click here for more relaxing ways of sleeping on a flight. 

I always play safe downloading my favourite songs and even take some studying to be done during the flight too.

The lack of Internet is perfect to catch up with some studies. Procrastination becomes a serious issue inside an aircraft, sometimes. And never, never forget your headphones. They are lifesavers to all kind of situations like you already spotted here.


Pamper up yourself

Leave your make-up skills besides. All you need in a long flight is having your skin rested. So, use your creativity to take good care of your skin with products that will keep the dryness away. I always have travel masks, a good lip balm, and a lot of refreshing products that will keep my mood and body up to date.

Hope you enjoy your holiday like I do :O) What about you? What are your long-haul flight essentials?

Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.

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