First class style on a basic economy budget.
It's safe to say that getting there is oftentimes the least glamorous part of traveling. Schlepping your luggage through the airport, finding out your gate assignment changed for the third time, resigning yourself to the fact your plane neighbor to the back is an oblivious seat-kicker: it's all worth it when you arrive, of course, but wouldn't it be nice to look forward to the journey as much as you do the destination?
Here's our tactic: use a long flight as an opportunity to treat yourself. In the same way that having a suitcase you really love brings joy to a once-fraught packing process, there is a variety of affordable travel essentials that will instantly elevate your travel routine.
From cozy in-flight essentials to indulgent toiletries that will spruce up even the most budget Airbnb, we’ve rounded up the 10 best little travel luxuries — and not one costs more than $50. Consider this your starter kit for making nine hours in the middle seat something to look forward to.