The 17 Best Travel Accessories for Long Flights
Note: This list only features the best travel accessories for long flights on Amazon with at least 4.2/5 stars and 40+ reviews. All featured reviews were written by verified purchasers. Product selections are 100% our own - we do not accept sponsored placements.
Listen up. We acknowledge that modern air travel is nothing short of a miracle. But that doesn't mean that sitting on a cramped flight for 10+ hours is easy. It's difficult to get good sleep, stay hydrated and nourished, and entertain yourself on long-haul flights. If you're prepared, however, and you equip yourself with the right products, everything gets a whole lot easier. Here is our list of the best travel accessories for long flights.
1. Maintain healthy leg circulation with compression socks (very important)
Average rating: 4.8/5 stars (3,900+ reviews)
Reviewers say: "So first of all I originally bought these to wear on my 10 hr 45 min flight to London, but after trying them on, I HAD to wear them to WORK! They feel amazing! There was a small bruise/blood clot forming under one of my knees and after wearing these even for a couple hours, it's gone! Can't wait to wear them on my flight."
2. Invest in Bose noise cancelling headphones and never hear a crying baby again
Average rating: 4.4/5 stars (3,000+ reviews)
Reviewers say: "I don't use the word "revolutionary" casually. Truth is, a product rarely qualifies for that accolade. But knowing as much as I do about noise-cancelling technology, I would not have believed that what Bose has accomplished with the QC20 series was even possible. Bottom line: if you're looking for the best noise-cancelling on the market today, bar none, combined with very good sound, the ultimate in comfort and convenience, all in a very small, lightweight package, the QC20 is for you."
3. If you’re traveling with company, watch the same movie with a headphone splitter
Average rating: 4.4/5 stars (45+ reviews)
Reviewers say: "We got this so 3 people could watch a movie together on one device while on a 7 hour flight. It worked great!"
4. Get comfy with some ultra-soft pajama pants
Average rating: 4.4/5 stars (250+ reviews)
Reviewers say: "I got these as a gift for my partner who realized that he had finally worn out all of his pajama pants. "To Amazon!" said I. I picked something that looked similar to his favorite pair; he clung to those until they practically disintegrated. I did not expect him to put them on his new pair and spend the rest of the day telling me how comfortable they were. They're his new favorites. That was easy!"
5. This neck pillow folds into a small bag, so you can fit it in your carry on
Average rating: 4.3/5 stars (1,200+ reviews)
Reviewers say: "Used this on recent 9 hour plane trip. It made my neck completely comfortable for resting in the airplane seat. Purchased it for my boyfriend who travels about 3 out of 4 weeks a month on business. At first he was reluctant to take it with him as his travel on case is already packed to the max. He decided to use it after having it about a month, and said it helped so much he won't travel without it again."
6. So does this travel blanket
Average rating: 4.3/5 stars (225+ reviews)
Reviewers say: "Best travel blanket I've found. I wanted something that would easily stuff into my backpack for a flight. This little marvel did the trick. It kept me (and my husband) warm during the flight. The acid test for me was that I could easily fold and stuff it back into the bag all while seated on the airplane. It is such a great little blanket that I bought one for a friend as a gift and she loves it too."
7. Doze off more easily with natural melatonin pills
Average rating: 4.6/5 stars (700+ reviews)
Reviewers say: "I'm not sure what I would have done without these little savers. 15 to 20 minutes later i'm out like a rock and this is from someone that had a serious insomnia problem, I'm talking 4:30-5:00 am sleep. Now I sleep early and sleep well rested. I'm sold."
8. Completely block out any light with an eye mask
Average rating: 4.3/5 stars (7,700+ reviews)
Reviewers say: "I have always had trouble sleeping. Well, I am so happy that I found this mask! It is extremely comfortable, very soft and doesn’t come off when you move around. It is so soft that you can’t even feel it when wearing it."
9. Stay properly nourished with superfood trail mix
Average rating: 4.6/5 stars (50+ reviews)
Reviewers say: "I'm new to this product, but I think this mix is great! There's the perfect balance of fruit and nuts. I'd never had goji berries and had no idea what to expect, but they are a superfood, and delicious as well; not as tart as cranberries, so they sort of "take up the middle" in taste."
10. A dead phone is a nightmare - make sure to bring this lipstick-sized battery
Average rating: 4.4/5 stars (25,000+ reviews)
Reviewers say: "I bought this after reading so many great reviews for it and with this price, you can't beat it. I've had this charger for 3 years now and it STILL carries so much power and has never once failed me. On countless day/night long trips with friends or traveling elsewhere, this battery has enough to fully charge my phone."
11. Or opt for a bigger one that can charge your phone, tablet, and Macbook
Average rating: 4.6/5 stars (700+ reviews)
Reviewers say: "This is the best portable power pack that I have tried. The 20k mAh battery is easily one of the largest on the market. It charges quickly and retains its charge for quite a long time. It is nice to be able to charge two (2) devices at once using the USB ports. The iSmart port makes it very quick for Apple products. While the Quick Charge 3.0 port has the added boost that some Andriod phones need."
12. Remember an airplane-safe pen to fill out those immigration forms
Average rating: 4.6/5 stars (300+ reviews)
Reviewers say: "I'm a pen snob. Seriously. I can find a flaw in nearly every pen over used. I buy new pens all the time, optimistic that the Best Pen Ever is surely one purchase away. Which is why I'm thrilled to say that I FOUND IT! These are the smoothest, inkiest, longest lasting pens ever, and I've already purchased a second pack. I may never buy another variety!"
13. Planes are filled with germs, so don’t forget hand sanitizer
Average rating: 4.5/5 stars (60+ reviews)
Reviewers say: "We have tons of this at the office and I was impressed how my hands were not dried out after using it. Small enough to keep in my bag. I take the bus and of course bombarded by germs from all directions."
14. These body wipes are as close to a real shower as you could ask for
Average rating: 4.6/5 stars (260+ reviews)
Reviewers say: "Great product- I have a long (90 min) bike commute to an office with no shower. By the time I get to work I'm usually pretty grimy in addition to sweaty. One towel takes care of my 6'2" /175# frame from head to toe with a bit to spare. The smell (on me right now) is very neutral "clean" rather than perfumed."
15. Rejuvenate your eyes at the end of the flight with cucumber eye pads
Average rating: 4.2/5 stars (190+ reviews)
Reviewers say: "Tired or sore eyes? These cucumber infused eye pads are your answer! Like a mini spa break right in comfort of your home!"
16. And this facial mist will wake you right up
Average rating: 4.4/5 stars (430+ reviews)
Reviewers say: "I love this product! I take it everywhere with me. I get migraines and it helps so much when I'm not feeling great! It's also great for car sickness and stuffy airplane rides. Highly recommend!"
17. People swear by this homeopathic jet lag remedy
Average rating: 4.3/5 stars (690+ reviews)
Reviewers say: "I have to admit I was sceptical. I tried this product on a recent overnight flight to Barcelona. I took 2 upon takeoff, and 2 over the next 4 hours. I fell asleep for about 3 hours and then took 2 when we landed. For the first time EVER, I was able to remain awake all day and into the evening without being exhausted. We were at the start of our 2 week European vacation, and I was able to adjust to the 6 hour time difference without a hitch. Highly recommend!"
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