15 Carry On Essentials for a Long Haul Flight

I’m a nerd for anything that makes life happier and easier so here are  my top picks for tried and true long haul flight essentials to pack in  your hand luggage.

A decent travel pillow

Don’t fall for those cheap micro-bead/inflatable options that just squish up to nothing when you lean on them.


Silicone or wax ear plugs

My discovery of silicone or wax ear plugs has made my overnight flights exponentially more comfortable and helped me get a decent sleep.


Wireless noise cancelling headphones

My Sonys are super comfy, have passive noise cancelling to block out  major disruptions but not make you completely deaf to what’s around you.


Headphone adapter

You’ll probably need to bring your headphone cable AND a headphone adapter with two prongs instead of one.


I know they say the journey is just as important as the destination, but I can’t hack hours in the air without my trusted carry on essentials for a long haul flight.

Have I skipped out one of your top long haul flight essentials? Let me know in the comments!