Even though we mostly prepare for our trips after the plane lands, it’s very important to try to make our flights as pleasant as possible.
Depending on how much time you’ll spend on the plane, having a bad flight experience might turn your whole vacation experience upside down.
This is why you should always think ahead about your flight by also taking into consideration the flight time, weather, seats and so on. That way, you’ll be able to make your flight experience go nicely and smoothly.
1. Comfortable clothes
No surprise here. Unless you’re traveling first class, the seats can be quite uncomfortable, especially in cheap flights. After All, if you pay less, you should expect less. Which means that you should make every effort to be comfortable.
Some comfortable clothes to wear on a plane are cotton clothes like a normal t-shirt, and maybe throw a cardigan sweater on top of it. The key to planes is layering.
Even during the summer, planes have air conditioning, which means, as long as you wear breathable clothes you’ll be comfortable and save some extra space in your bag for souvenirs that you might bring.
Tips on clothes you should never wear on a plane: avoid tight, heavy material, uncomfortable clothes. Keep those leather pants or tight dresses saved for a night out!
Think of plane clothes as comfortable clothes that are stylish enough to go out in but also cozy enough for sleeping on the plane!
3. Neck pillow
This is a travel accessory you do not want to leave your house without!
If you have a 3-hour flight or more you should always bring your neck pillow with you. Even if you don’t plan on sleeping during the flight, trust me, you might eventually want to.
Being on a plane gets boring after a while. And not all planes have tv screens in the seat in front of you. So, the best thing that you can possibly do to pass the time is to sleep.
When you fall asleep you’re not aware of the time. Isn’t it wonderful falling asleep and waking up after 4 hours when you’ve already arrived at your destination?
Yes, it is amazing, but unfortunately, some of us can’t sleep at all during flights. However, this travel gear is a great accessory to have, even if you just want to rest your neck or listen to some music. You’ll notice that the neck pillow will help you by preventing future neck pain because it keeps your head straight while you feel relaxed.
4. Breathable sneakers
The best footwear option for a plane is anything that’s breathable, but hold up before you get your flip flops out of the bag because even though these are breathable and comfortable, they might be a better option for the beach.
When it comes to planes, you should be aware that you’re not the only person inside it. And when it comes to flip flops and sandals, the problem is that they’re easy to remove, and during a long hour flight you might want to get barefoot.
But our feet sweat and smell, so taking your shoes off or wearing sandals is not the best option for a long hour flight in a confined space.
Try to wear comfy sneakers that allow your feet to breathe. This way, you won’t feel the need to take them off and even if you do, because you’re wearing breathable material, your socks won’t be smelly or wet.
5. Wireless bra
We forget this one the most. A lot of bras aren’t wireless, and when we’re packing or getting ready for our flight, we wear a “normal” bra that unfortunately gets uncomfortable really quick.
But because we’re used to it we don’t even notice how uncomfortable it is, unless we’re on a 10-hour flight and don’t have anything else going through our minds but the need to take off the bra.
Wireless bras or sports bras are the best options as long as they’re not too tight. There are many padded sports bras that provide security and are comfortable for everyday use. At the end of the day, it’s a personal choice and you don’t even have to wear a bra at all if you don’t want to.
Even though most planes provide a blanket for its passengers, you can never be too sure, especially if you got inexpensive flight tickets or you’re traveling with a new company for the first time.
It’s always a good idea to have your own blanket, and nowadays, there are thin compacted blankets that come in really small, easy to pack bags. So it won’t be a problem saving some space in your carry-on bag for it. If you don’t have any space, take a look at some DIY videos, you can transform an ordinary blanket into a sweater or a dress so you can go through security. And once on the plane, you just take it off and use it as a normal blanket!
It’s the best choice no matter if it’s summer or winter. A shawl provides the same feeling as a coat and a blanket since it’s big, warm and soft.
Because it doesn’t restrain your arms, you feel free and comfortable and it’s great for sleeping since you can just cuddle up in your seat and your shawl since it’s oversized will cover your full body providing warmth and coziness.
It’s a better option than a blanket because it takes less space and it’s wearable as a clothing item, not only for the plane but also for your trip.
Even if you don’t want to layer clothes or take so many things to the plane keep in mind that you can always pack them in your carry-on luggage. This way, if you need these items you’ll be able to reach for them easily.
Also don’t forget that depending on your travel insurance some items might not be covered, so it’s always best to take them in your backpack and avoid putting those items on the dispatched bags.
So, save some space in your handbag for some warm socks, slip-on shoes or an inflatable neck pillow. It’s always best to be safe than sorry, and in the end, you’ll be thankful for packing these things.