What to Bring in Your Carry-On for a Long Flight

We can all agree that the worst part of traveling is the actual traveling part.

It's the long hours in the airport, on the plane and the stress of making sure everything is packed that can really wind us up! However, having the right items in your personal bag can be helpful and make traveling a little less stressful. If you're expecting to take a long flight somewhere soon, here are a few items we recommend to have in your carry-on.

Lotion and Moisturizer

Having lotion and/or a moisturizer is vital. If you've ever experienced your skin drying out on a plane, it's likely because of the low humidity. Sitting with dehydrated skin is painful and irritating, so make sure to have a little lotion and moisturizer bottle with you to help avoid being uncomfortable while flying.

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Toothbrush and Toothpaste

If you're the type of person who has to brush their teeth after they eat at home, you're going to want to pack a toothbrush and some toothpaste. It's a great way to freshen up and will instantly make you feel clean.


Hair Brush and Hair Ties

It's always a good call to have a hair brush and some hair ties on hand, especially on a plane. And after taking a nap on a long flight, you don't want to leave the plane with tangled hair!


Blanket and Pillow

If your personal bag can fit a neck pillow and mini blanket, definitely consider bringing them along. Planes can get super chilly, which is why we love the idea of packing a blanket!



Isn't everyone's favorite part of flying eating snacks? Instead of spending an arm and a leg at the actual airport, just bring your faves from home.


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Reusable Water Bottle

A reusable water bottle is another great item to bring. Instead of buying water at the airport, you can fill up your water bottle for free after you go through security. It doesn't cost anything, plus you have a water bottle to use during your whole trip!

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Lip Balm

Chapped lips can be painful and are definitely annoying. And since there's nowhere to go on a plane, you don't want to sit with burning lips for hours. So make sure you pack a lip balm.



Planes are notorious for their tight quarters and uncomfortable seats, and in order to make it just a bit more liveable, we think socks help. Pack your coziest, fluffiest pair.


Sleep Mask

Plan on catching some zzzs while you sleep? Bring a sleep mask! Even if the person seated next to you has their overhead light on, you'll be able to sleep through it with no worries.

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Portable Charger

A portable charger is essential for any long venture. But being on a plane, you never know when you're going to need to charge something! So, make sure to bring this along for your vacation because we are sure it will come in handy more than just once.



Headphones are a necessity for planes. From listening to music, podcasts, e-books, tv shows, movies and more, it can help you out in all sorts of situations.



If you're not the type of person who can just sit and be still for hours on end (who is?) then you need to bring some sort of entertainment to help the time pass. Go for something like a laptop to watch movies or a book!



If you plan on checking your luggage, make sure you take your medications out and put them in your carry-on. This will protect you if your luggage happens to get lost!



Speaking of medicine, keeping your immunity boosted with the essential nutrients is especially critical when you're flying, as the dry, confined conditions of planes can make them a breeding ground for colds and more. If you have a favorite multivitamin, be sure to bring it along, but we recommend ONRŪ's natural supplements designed specifically for travel, including vitamins C and D as well as zinc to boost immunity, echinacea, lemon balm and quercetin for antiviral support, ashwagandha to reduce travel stress and the digestive enzyme papain to help with travel-related tummy issues. They're just what's needed for flights of any length—and the globe-shaped bottle they come in is super cute, too.

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Small Pouch

Instead of spending time digging through your bag looking for items, keep them all together in a small pouch. It relieves you from the stress of locating your chapstick at the bottom of your bag.

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The Right Carry-on

Having a spacious carry-on is a huge benefit for when you don't want to deal with checking a bag, but how about when you get to your destination? Rollinks's Flex Vega is unique because it expands to 22 by 14 by nine inches to fit everything you need for your trip, and collapses flat to be just two inches thick so it doesn't hog all the space in your hotel room or vacation rental, or your room when you get back home. It's also got silent wheels, a telescopic handle a durable polycarbonate shell that comes in the cutest colors, so you can also travel in style.


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