10 Must Haves For Non-Stop Flights
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I recently was blessed to be able to fly to Texas with only my Mama and spend some time with my brother and sister-in-law! My husband was SO giving and watched the kiddos on all of his days off so I was able to go and enjoy myself! How selfless, right!
I've flown a ton of times and each time, if possible, I always choose a non-stop flight. It just makes sense to me these days! I wanted to share my top 10 things I always bring with me on the flights whether I’ve got kiddos or not, so here we go!
- Quality Neck Pillow
- Hand Sanitizer
- Eye Drops
- Cell Phone Charger
- Reusable Water Bottle
- Backpack Carry-On
Let's talk neck pillows because they're not all equal, right? I invested in a neck pillow made from memory foam and some kind of breathable mesh on the outside and let me tell you, it's a game changer. My flight to Texas was on time however there was bad weather at our destination so my Mama and I were held ON THE PLANE without air conditioning for FOUR hours! Four hours, you guys! If I hadn't had my neck pillow I would've lost it.
Hand sanitizer is a must for me, ususally where ever I'm going. Bathrooms in general are gross ( or at least I think they are ), and I can't even imagine what all the people that pass through an airport do and touch! Let's just leave it at that!
I always bring a scarf with me on the plane and even when sitting in the airports, I actually get cold! I'm never one to say that I'm cold but for some reason, planes will do it to me. It's so much easier to carry and pack a scarf rather than a big sweatshirt. I knew travelling to Texas that it would be burning up once we arrived so I'm glad I didn't wear a sweatshirt anyway!
For some reason when I travel on airplanes, maybe because of the air pressure change, my eyes end up so dry! I always carry some soothing eye drops with me.
When I fly I like to listen to music or watch a movie so I had to invest in some quality earphones. I wasn't about to sit on the plane hearing people chattering and all the plane noises when I'm trying to watch my shows!
I don't think I need to tell you why we ALL should be bringing cell phone chargers with us! I can't tell you how happy I was once we finally exited our four hour delayed plane ride and I had 3% charge.
My reusable water bottle has served me well. I've even noticed that on the flights you can ask the attendants to fill your water bottle and they will!
I used to carry on a handbag as a small carry-on but when I travel alone I can get away with not needing a checked bag. I have found that having a backpack is so so easy and holds everything I need it to!
Snacks-I mean, come on. I WISH airlines would allow unopened snacks from home, but I get it. I try to load up on low-sodium snacks for my flights since all the airline snacks are packed full of sodium!
I don’t know about you but I can guarantee that I’ll be hitting up Target to pick up whatever I need for my trip, like, duh! Target is Mom heaven and my go-to spot! I love that I can always find what I’m looking for and I’m in and out.