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Does the thought of cabin air have you feeling blue? Here are a few airplane essentials to bring along that might make your flight bearable – even enjoyable!

 


10 Airplane Essentials


 

 

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Burt’s Bees Essential Everyday Beauty Gift Set

 

Lotion and Lip Balm

 

Cabin air is often cold and dry, wreaking havoc to your skin and lips. These airplane essentials make the flight more comfortable and prevent cracked skin before making it to your destination.

 

 

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Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes Travel Pack

 

Antibacterial Wipes

 

After boarding a plane, the first thing I do is wipe down my armrest and tray table. You never know who sat in the seat before you – it’s best not to take any chances.

I like the ones that come in individual packages so they don’t dry out as quickly.

 

 

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Emergen-C Dietary Supplement Drink

 

Vitamin C

 

Speaking of germs, the words cabin air (or even just the thought of it) screams germs! I carry some vitamin C with me to keep my immunity up while en route to prevent any colds from taking hold of my body.

 

 

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Newmans Own Organic Mint Tin Ginger Org

 

Mints or Gum

 

Chewing gum or eating a mint has always been a helpful way for me to avoid the ear pressure that develops during take-off and landing so I always make sure to bring some with me.

 

 

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Blanket Wrap

 

Scarf

 

Airplanes are always colder than I like – I can never adjust the temperature to my liking. A scarf keeps me warm and portable. It also doubles as a blanket if you don’t like the thought of using the airline blankets.

 

 

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Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa

 

Entertainment

 

Whether you like to bring magazines, an e-reader, or a tablet, having something to do on a flight (especially a long one) is crucial. You can only read through the in-flight magazine and the SkyMall catalog so many times. A long flight is a great time to catch up on the latest NY Times Bestseller so make sure not to forget these airplane essentials!

 

 

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Anker PowerCore 20100

 

Portable Charger

 

In-seat electrical plugs are becoming more common in airplanes but not all come equipped. Make sure to bring along a portable charger – especially if your entertainment requires a charge!

 

 

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Vapur Element Bottle

 

Bottled Water

 

Bring your own reusable water container and fill it up in the airport before boarding or buy a bottle of water for the flight. Although they serve water on the flight, you often have a long wait until after takeoff. Staying hydrated is one of the keys to feeling fresh after a long haul flight.

 

 

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Sleep Mask with Moldex Ear Plugs

 

Eye Mask and Ear Plugs

 

You might be lucky enough to fly in a Boeing 787 Dreamliner with the optimal lighting – in that case, you might not need these airplane essentials. If you’re on any other plane and you want some good shut-eye, an eye mask is the best way to control the lighting in an airplane. You can also use this later on your trip so that you’re ready to take on whatever sleeping accommodations you have.

Ear plugs will help you mask any unwanted noise, especially if you want to sleep in-flight.

 

 

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TSA Approved Clear Travel Toiletry Bag

 

Carrying Pouch

 

As a general rule, once I stow my carry-on luggage in the overhead bin or underneath the seat in front of me, I don’t touch my luggage until I get off the airplane.

I place all my items in a small carrying pouch that fits in the seat pocket in front of me. That way, I don’t have to wait until take-off to make the flight more enjoyable. Everything I need is in this pouch and easily accessible.

 


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