Airplane Carry On Essentials

Always wanted a list of airplane carry on essentials? Well, lucky you - we travel quite a bit and came up with a list of what we think are must-haves on the plane!

 

 
Carmex Lip Balm
 

Lip balm

Airplane cabin air is notoriously dry - leading to cracked, arid lips after a long flight. Make sure to keep them nice and moisturized with lip balm! As Carmex Brand Ambassadors - we love the Carmex Comfort Care Watermelon line - not only does it taste good, it also protects your lips! In addition, if you’re looking for another great lip balm, Fresh has a whole line ranging from lemon cream to coconut!

Find Carmex Comfort Care Here

Check out Fresh Lip Balm Here

 

 Bose QuietComfort 35 II Noise Canceling Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Noise Canceling Headphones

 Apple AirPods

Apple AirPods

Headphones

Sitting near crying babies or over-talkative seat mates on the plane? Tune it all out with noise canceling headphones from Bose or with your favorite tunes on your wireless AirPods.

Buy the Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II Noise Canceling Headphones on Amazon

Buy the Apple AirPods on Amazon

 

J Travel Pillow

travel pillow

Jealous of people with the gift of dozing away on planes? Arrive refreshed with this specially shaped pillow that cradles your head and neck for the best plane slumber ever!

Buy the J Pillow on Amazon

 

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Eye Mask / Ear Plugs

To get better quality sleep on the plane - an eye mask is perfect for controlling harsh light from waking you up. I especially like these contoured eye masks which have air pockets in front of your eyes. Add in some ear plugs in case you don’t have noise canceling headphones!

Buy the contoured eye mask on Amazon

Buy the earplugs on Amazon

 

 
scarf
 

Scarf

For those of you who always get cold on airplanes - a scarf can be a godsend. Not only can it keep you warm, it’s also portable and can be used as a picnic or park blanket at your final destination! One of favorites is from Mango - it’s stylish and portable, can keep you warm, and can be used as a picnic or park blanket in the city you’re visiting.

Buy the scarf from Mango

 

 
compression socks
 

Compression socks

If your flight is going to be longer than four hours - you’ll want to consider getting a pair of compression socks to aid circulation in your legs. They’ll help your legs and feet from going numb and also prevent things like blood clots forming. Here are some other tips on how to keep your blood circulation flowing on long flights. 

Buy the compression socks on Amazon

 

 Apple iPad Mini 4

Apple iPad Mini 4

 Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader

Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader

Entertainment

Long flights can drag on and on - so make sure to have something to help you pass the time. I personally love to fill my Apple iPad Mini with movies and tv shows from Netflix. When I’m done watching movies, I like to read books on my Kindle Paperwhite or listen to podcasts on my iPhone.

Buy the Apple iPad Mini on Amazon

Buy the Kindle Paperwhite on Amazon

 

 
Anker 5000
 

External battery

Unless your airline provides charging USB slots, you’ll want to make sure you bring a charged portable battery with you. The Anker PowerCore Slim 5000 is a great choice and provides about 2 full phone charges. If you need a little more juice, the Anker PowerCore II Ultra Slim 10000 provides about 4 full phone charges.

Buy the Anker PowerCore Slim 5000 on Amazon

Buy the Anker PowerCore II Ultra Slim 10000 on Amazon

 

 
midori notebook
 

Pen / notebook

Those long flights can lead to creative outbursts or lots of random doodling. Make sure you’re ready to capture it all with this beautifully crafted Japanese notebook. I especially love this notebook since it lays completely flat when it opens! Also, don't forget to bring a pen to fill out those custom and immigration forms on the plane before landing!

Buy the Midori MD notebook on Amazon

 

snacks

Since you never know what kind of food is going to be wheeled out on that aisle cart - Larabar makes great, wholesome snack bars that are made with just a few ingredients. I especially love the Cashew Cookie flavor!

Buy Larabar Bars from Target

 

 
ceptics travel adapter
 

travel adapter

Don’t get caught without the right power adapter because we all need that juice with all the electronics we carry! Our favorite is the Ceptics Compact World Travel Adapter Kit since it’s lightweight and the whole thing stacks together conveniently! 

Buy the Ceptics Adapter Kit on Amazon

 

Disinfecting Wipes / Hand Sanitizer

The dirtiest part of the plane is the tray table and arm handles. Make sure to keep your traveling environment clean with Lysol Disinfecting Wipes! Don’t forget to clean your hands with hand sanitizer before you eat too!

Buy the disinfecting wipes from Amazon

Buy the hand sanitizer from Amazon

 

Medication

I always have trouble falling asleep on planes, so I make sure to have Melatonin and ZZZquil nearby. For motion sickness, it’s wise to have some Dramamine on hand also.

Buy Melatonin from Amazon

Buy ZZZQuil from Amazon

Buy Dramamine from Amazon

 

 
gotoob
 

Emergency toiletries

Lost luggage happens every once in a while - be prepared with a couple days worth supply of your favorite shampoo, conditioner, and lotion inside GoToob squeezable bottles.

Buy GoToob from Amazon