They never leave home without these handy products.
While the destination is always worth the trip (even if you have to travel hours to get there), long-haul travel can make even the most seasoned travelers go stir crazy. The easiest way to ensure transcontinental flights go by in a snap? Fill your carry-on with the right travel essentials. When packing, it's smart to include items that will not only help you stay organized but also help you get through airport security with ease.
You want to pack anything in your carry-on bag that you can’t live without for more than a day, just in case your checked luggage gets delayed — think: medications, chargers, and your toothbrush. The rest of your space should be used for items that will help make long flights both a comfortable and enjoyable experience.
Of course, every traveler has different preferences. Some like to travel with noise-cancelling earplugs and silky eye masks to catch some Z’s, while others try to stay as healthy as possible by packing hand sanitizer sprays and disinfectant wipes to clean their seats and tray tables. To help you figure out what items would be most helpful for you, we asked five Instagram influencers — who have racked up hundreds of thousands of frequent flyer miles between them — to share what they always have packed to survive long flights.
From moisturizing lip balms to organic healthy snacks to wireless headphones, keep reading to shop the 20 travel essentials these influencers say help make even the longest flights feel like a breeze. Consider it your definitive shopping list of the items you need to make sure your next flight is a pleasant one.