Long Flight Carry-On Essentials
There's nothing quite like getting on a long flight and realizing you'll have to listen to a shrieking toddler for eight hours because you forgot earplugs or noise-canceling headphones. Prepare for anything with a well-packed carry-on and make your long flight an easy one!
Reusable water bottle - Stay hydrated and prevent jet lag
Scarf - A light scarf can double as a light blanket on chilly flights.
Eye drops - Just in case a flight literally becomes a red-eye flight, eye drops will come in handy.
Compression socks - keep that circulation going so you can hit the ground running!
Dental picks - Keep food out of your teeth even when you can't get to a restroom or your packed-away toothbrush and toothpaste is out of reach.
Portable Footrest - relieve fatigue and make even those economy seats feel roomier (it attaches right to the seat and is adjustable!).
Travel anti-theft wallet - Keep your important travel documents in one place.
Inflatable travel footrest - great for adults and perfect for traveling with kids, since they can be adapted to be a makeshift bed for little ones.
Charger and/or iPhone splitter - Don't let low battery anxiety ruin your flight. The splitter will allow you to keep charging while listening to music or watching videos on your phone or ipad.
Eye mask - Use flight time to catch some Z's.
Facial wipes - Arrive with a clean and fresh face.
Tissues - Don't get stuck with a runny nose and no tissues.
Crackers (or others snacks) - Never travel hungry!
Earplugs - Protect your ears from crying babies.
Noise-cancelling headphones - Listen to music and movies, and block out background noise..
Book, tablet, ereader, or magazines - Catch up on some light reading.
Small toiletry bag - Avoid having to dig through your luggage to get to your eye drops.
Sanitizing wipes - Steer clear of germs by wiping down arm rests and seat trays.
This article was adapted from an original article found on the Travel Channel.