There are a few things in this world more stressing than a long flight where you find yourself uncomfortable. It’s right there behind being in prison I would guess! No human being was made to withstand being locked up with a bunch of other people, up in the air, and constantly annoyed by them for a long stretch of time. It is inhumane!
Thankfully there’s a couple of handy gadgets that make such hellish experience a heavenly one and we present them to you here.
#1 Noise cancelling headphones
These headphones have great noise cancelling functions and is definitely one of the most value for money ones out there. Costing less than a hundred bucks, the circuitry has been tuned for low frequencies to block out any noise from the jet engine inside a plane.
#2 All-new Kindle Paperwhite
Reading books on my Kindle Paperwhite e-reader is a great way to pass the time on long flights. It is also a space saver for those of us that try to pack as light as possible – instead of carrying a bunch of books with me, I just bring my thin and light Kindle.
#3 Spry Xylitol Gum
One of the must have items I keep it in my purse is a Spry gum. It’s great to always have on hand to ensure not only my breath stays fresh and smile stays white, but with the addition of xylitol it helps clean my mouth of cavity-inducing bacteria at any point of the day to keep my teeth healthy and strong.
#4 Hoodie to Neck Pillow | Flight Fillow
Flight Fillow turns any sweater or hoodie into a travel or traditional pillow, giving you all of the benefits without any of the hassle. It fits in your pocket, is easy to wash and is a fraction of the price of the standard bulky pillow (retail $14.99-17.99)- making it the perfect gadget for long or short flights.
#5 KOBRA Carbon Fiber Lightning Cable
Even when you are up in the sky, you wouldn’t want to miss any updates from your colleagues nor family and friends. That’s one of the many reasons that your phone needs to have enough power to do this. We want offer you a Lightning cable that has passed more than 20.000 times Flex Tested.
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#6 Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones
The great thing about them is that you can even put them on without having any music playing and they will drastically reduce the noise level on the plane (from loud the engine noise to babies crying) allowing you to get some sleep and arrive at your destination well rested!
#7 The Airhook 2.0
The Airhook 2.0 is a two-in-one solution for airplane travel comfort: a stable drink holder and a secure mount for an electronics device. Designed to elevate the level of convenience by allowing for maximum legroom, The Airhook uses the tray table in its vertical and locked position as an anchor, rather than horizontally across your lap as a platform. No longer sacrifice space with the folding down trays!
#8 Kobo eReader
Compared to a phone or tablet, a Kobo eReader will give someone reading several weeks of battery life – more than enough for a long flight. It doesn’t strain the eye and has ComfortLight PRO for periods where it’s dark on a plane ride and you don’t want to disturb those near you with excessive light. Readers can load up books from the Kobo store or use the integration with their local libraries for eBook borrowing. It’s lightweight, so it won’t weigh down extra baggage like print books. Once at a destination, it can be used in or near water – Kobo pioneered the waterproof eReader.
#9 Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle
The uniquely portable Nomader® Collapsible Water Bottle makes it easy to stay hydrated while traveling on long flights. Designed with a flexible BPA-free silicone body, the TSA-compliant Nomader® bottle can be folded-up or collapsed flat to save on space, yet it’s as comfortable to drink from as a hard-sided bottle.
This innovative, eco-friendly travel water bottle features a patented leakproof cap, an ergonomic carry strap, and a wide mouth for easy cleaning. Affordably priced at $24.95 and available in a variety of stylish colors, Nomader® bottles are the perfect travel gadget for air travel. As an added bonus, Nomader® water bottles are backed by a lifetime warranty.
#10 DYLN Water Bottle
While traveling, drinking water is not only important for hydration but also for staying resistant to germs, as high altitudes and low humidity of plane cabins not only dehydrates, but also makes you less resistant to germs. Alkaline water is a great alternative to regular drinking water. Alkaline water has ultra-hydrating properties, fights fatigue and is a natural remedy for headaches, amongst other health benefits. You can use water given on planes, simply ask your stewardess to fill your DYLN Bottle.
#11 Baby Shusher Sleep Miracle Soother
A revolutionary new tool for parents using an ancient, but doctor-tested technique to help sooth your fussy baby. Uses a real human voice to lull your baby to sleep with a calming shush. Travel size with adjustable volume control.
#12 Xlear nasal spray
When you’re on the go – especially traveling – your immune system can take a hit. To make sure you prevent getting sick use expert recommended Xlear saline spray with xylitol. Xlear Nasal Spray is a non-GMO, natural saline solutions which uses xylitol to decrease the adherence of bacteria, viruses, and irritants to our mucosa – helping you stay healthy and breathing easy.
#13 ONE Brands’ Best Sellers variety Pack
We’ve all been there. Sitting in a plane, hanger slowly getting to us. ONE Brand’s guilt-free protein bars with signature 20 grams of protein and only 1 gram of sugar can quiet your cravings and keep you energized. Added bonus are the brand’s too-good-to-be-true flavors such Dark Chocolate Sea Salt, Birthday Cake, Maple Glazed Donut, Almond Bliss and more.
The recommendations of products and books within this article where sourced from industry experts. Their names and websites are listed below.
Charlotte Ang from Port Education
Patti Reddi from Savvy Globetrotter
Denisa from Konnect Agency
Rachel Gohlke from Flight Fillow
Amelia from monCarbone
Luisa Ruocco from luisainsta – The Hungry Traveller
Craig Rabin from The Airhook
Tarandeep Singh from Kobo Forma
Bryan Sarlitt from Nomader, Inc.
Magda Ziolkowska from DYLN.co
Meagan Vogt from BabyShusher
Denisa from Konnect Agency