Traveling to your dream destination is exciting, but let's face it, the process of getting there can be less than enjoyable. Flight delays, cancellations, and cramped seating can take a toll on your comfort. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or embarking on your first long-haul flight, we've gathered advice and gear recommendations from frequent flyers to help you not only endure but also enjoy your journey.
Wear Comfortable Clothing
One of the most fundamental aspects of ensuring a comfortable long-haul flight is your choice of clothing. Opt for loose-fitting loungewear that strikes the perfect balance between comfort and style. Consider investing in luxuriously soft cashmere joggers and a hoodie for a cozy yet polished look. Remember to pack a pair of easy-to-slip-on sandals or slippers for when you want to move around the cabin, as well as compression socks to reduce swelling and discomfort during the journey.
@twiggymoli with her Cellini Sonic Expander Travel Set
Pack the Right Gear
Two must-have items for enduring a long-haul flight are an inflatable travel pillow and a comfortable Sleep Mask. These versatile accessories provide support and comfort, allowing you to find the perfect position for a restful flight. Additionally, bring along a cozy blanket, hand warmers, and headache relief products to combat the chilly cabin and discomfort.
Use Luggage with Convenient Access
One common frustration during flights is having to open your entire bag every time you need something. That's where luggage with easy access comes to the rescue. Consider using luggage like the Proflex Fusion or the Cellini Microlite carry-on. These bags feature a front zipper compartment that provides convenient access to your essentials and electronics. No more rummaging through your entire suitcase to find your glasses, headphones, or laptop. This feature not only keeps you organized but also ensures you won't disturb your fellow passengers when you need something from your bag.
Sleeping is a simple way to make a long-haul flight feel shorter, but it's essential to do it right. If your flight lands during the day at your destination, aim to get as much sleep as possible during the flight so you can adjust to the local time zone quickly. If you'll be arriving at night, resist the urge to snooze too much on the plane so you'll be ready to sleep at a reasonable hour.
To improve your chances of sleeping on a plane, consider using Spacemasks, which are eye masks infused with aromatherapy scents. Meditation apps like Headspace or MyNoise can also help with relaxation and sleep.
Headspace App is available for Android and iPhone devices
Prepare Entertainment in Advance
Long-haul flights are an excellent opportunity to switch off and catch up on your favourite shows, movies, or podcasts. Create an entertainment itinerary for yourself to stay engaged and pass the time. Airlines often provide flimsy headphones, but noise-canceling headphones like Bose QuietComfort can enhance your audio experience and double as earplugs for sleep. For a more compact option, carry a tiny transmitter that connects the in-seat TV to your AirPods or other Bluetooth-enabled earbuds.
Practice Self-Care with the Right Accessories
Keeping up with your skin and hygiene routines during a flight is essential die to the dry cabin air and will often help you arrive at your destination feeling revitalised and refreshed.
To make your self-care routine more convenient, utilize our travel-friendly beauty cases like the Cellini Spinn Beauty Case, Polo Signature Beauty Case, or Microlite Beauty Case. These cases come equipped with a strap that easily connects to your carry-on luggage handle, making them the perfect travel companions. Inside, you'll find small plastic bottles, allowing you to decant your skincare products, toothpaste, and hygiene essentials. Not only will these cases freshen you up before landing, but they also serve as a smart backup plan in case of lost luggage.
Your long-haul flight doesn't have to be a struggle. By wearing comfortable clothing, packing the right gear, strategising your sleep, preparing entertainment, and practicing self-care, you can make your journey enjoyable and arrive refreshed at your destination. Don't forget to use travel accessories like our beauty cases and luggage with convenient access to make your travel experience even smoother. Bon voyage!