Long haul flights are really the worst. No matter if you are in business class of economy class, long haul flights are really the worst. They are uncomfortable, and you will always leave looking like death. And you will get bored, and the food will be awful, and I think we all know where I’m going with this. So here is what I would suggest bringing to combat al that.
1.Books/magazines- I’ve found that time passes quicker when you are reading a book than when you are watching something, because you know exactly how long they take, reading a book of magazine doesn’t give you that luxury, so you often find yourself finishing whatever you were reading and realizing that a whole hour has passed.
2.Comfortable clothes-wear sweatpants of yoga pants, and wear shoes that are easy to kick off. You’re going to be there for a while, and you probably don’t want to be in skinny jeans.
3.Layers-plane can be hot as hell right when you get on them, but they’ll cool down fairly quickly. A t-shirt with a sweatshirt over it tends to be a pretty safe bet.
4.Water and snacks- buy a big bottle of water and some form of a snack(I prefer trail mix) after you get through security a little food and water makes everything better.
5.If you wear contacts, bring your glasses-because if you are flying overnight, you’ll want to try to sleep, and sleeping in your contacts is awful for your eyes.
6.Eye cream- or an eye mask, or just mascara, if you have somewhere to be right after you get off the plane, a little something will go a long way.
Enjoy your flight!