I have been told multiple times how crazy I am for travelling to destinations that take minimum 24 hours to get to. Although it is not optimal; it is totally worth it just to experience and discover beautiful countries on the other side of the world.
Here are some of my go to tips on how to survive those long hauls :
1. Comfort is Key
I know, airport fashion is a huge thing but you can dress fashionably and cute while still maintaining a level of comfort. Opt for layers – since you will be stuck in a confined space you may experience hot and cold phases throughout the flight. I usually opt for breathable materials with stretch that are also lightweight. My go to items especially for long flights are leggings, cotton t-shirts, long cardigans & over-sized scarves.
2. Stay Hydrated!
This is very important, especially for flights over 8 hours. You will forget to stay hydrated, my saving grace is always packing an empty stainless steel water bottle in my carry on and filling it up in the airport before my flight takes off. It is important to keep hydrated and I usually bring a 24 fl.oz. bottle with me. Not only is this great for your flight time but it is great to have while you are travelling as well!
3. Skincare Love
Because of cabin pressure in the planes, I find my skin dries out VERY fast. Obviously no one likes the feeling of dry skin, so I always make sure I pack sample sized hydrating creams & tinted lip balms. My favourites right now are Clinique’s Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief & Burt’s Bee’s Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia. I also keep some mints & a toothbrush in my carry on.
4. Be Organized.
I tend to separate my essentials in easy to use reusable & resealable transparent bags. This makes finding things on the flight super simple, and everything stays compact and together. I also pack a few extras in my checked luggage, these have been invaluable while travelling. I have used them to protect my electronics on the beach, to filling with ice as a make shift ice pack! Seriously invaluable!
5. Don’t Over-pack your carry on.
This is a tricky tip, as I usually get a little carried away with all the “essentials” I think I may need for long haul flights. After a few times, finally I have figured out what I actually need vs. what isn’t a necessity. My carry on usually consists of charging cables for any electronics, one good book, change of clothes, some toiletries, and snacks for just in case.