We just finished up a long haul flight to Zurich, and we are currently still in Switzerland, so I thought this might be a good time to talk about long haul flight essentials for your carry-on bag. These are the things that were important to have within reach, inside my tote bag.
What to Wear
Ok, so this doesn’t go in your tote, but it IS essential. If you are on a long haul flight, you are talking about 6+ hours of sitting in a seat. No matter what class you are seated in, comfort is always going to be a top priority. While I haven’t yet found what I believe to be the perfect travel outfit for SUMMER travel, I do believe that I’ve cracked the code on the perfect WINTER TRAVEL attire.
Chic, cashmere travel pants like these from Allude (all on MAJOR sale- click to see the sale price) coupled with a cashmere sweater and comfortable shoes will
I’ve written about how I pack my carry on here and I still firmly stand behind this packing method 100%. I can carry SO much more on the plane, and the OTG247 bag system has made our complicated trip this time, so much easier.
The essentials that I find the most useful to have handy in my tote bag and within easy reach are below:
Inside an OTG247 #2 bag, I carry my liquids:
Amazing Sleep oil by Beauty Pie, Vitamin C oil, Eye drops, toothbrush/toothpaste,(and/or Colgate Wisps), Cerave’ cleanser (I reused a Philosophy bottle). I rely on oils when traveling, rather than serums, as this saves me a “moisturizing” step….and a little space. In hind
I recently discovered Caudalie Beauty Elixer spray and I highly recommend traveling with this! It is full of moisturizers and essential oils and when you’ve been flying for 7 hours or more, a quick spray when you are getting yourself ready to deplane is nothing short of total luxury. From the smell to the fresh glow that it imparts this has been moved to a Holy Grail travel product for me.
I have an OTG247 bag that contains, my deodorant, hairbrush, cleansing cloths, hair ties, eye mask, earplugs
Another OTG247 bag contains all of my non-liquid makeup. In the US, TSA doesn’t consider most “lotion”-type foundations as
In my tech bag, I find it essential to carry my ear-phones and charging chords and I always carry this charger.
It’s slim and has come in handy on every.single.trip. You never know when you will have the time to charge your devices and when traveling internationally, you may also have difficulty finding the correct adapter for your needs. I highly recommend picking one of these up before your next trip. These are the other gadgets that I find indispensable for travel overseas:
I always use my laptop when waiting for departure, as well as while I’m flying so that is a must-have for me as well.
Things I DIDN’T Need
A few things that I carried with me on this trip that I found I DID NOT need on the plane and wish that I’d stashed in my checked luggage instead: My extra long computer cord, my big work notebook, and my small stand-up mirror.
Airport Arrival Lounges
If you are flying business or first class, you can take even less with you on the plane if you aren’t too worried about lost luggage. Throw on some sunnies, get your luggage from the carousel and head straight to your airline’s arrival lounge. They will typically have shower rooms where you can change, freshen up, get some coffee and just generally collect yourself before heading out into the world with your jet lagged self!
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We are still traveling in Switzerland and while it’s been very busy- it’s been great! Everything is going off without a hitch so far and with planes, trains, buses, automobiles and quite a bit of luggage, you KNOW that takes some synchronization! Follow along on my Instagram stories if you want to see what we are getting up to!
Let me know if you have any great travel tips! I’m always looking for better ways to do things!
Until next time!