5 in-flight must-haves that are like an instant upgrade


5 in-flight must-haves that are like an instant upgrade

Make flying a breeze with these essential travel items that will have you feeling relaxed and refreshed on your next flight.

Long-haul flights are the pits. Staying comfortable for 12-17 hours in a confined space does your head in – especially flying economy. We have put together a list of essential travel items that really should be part of you carry-on luggage – and will give you that feeling of being upgraded mid-flight.

Noise-Canceling Headphones

Noise-canceling headphones are not only great for quality media playback, but they also cancel out the noise of other passengers around you – especially that crying baby in the row behind you! Most are wireless, meaning you won’t get tangled up in your seat.


A simple e-reader gives you the option of many books as opposed to the one you generally have space for in your luggage. You can even download the latest electronic copy of MiNDFOOD magazine before you fly. What’s more, with their back-lighting, e-readers are easier to read when lighting is not at an optimum.

Compression socks

Nobody likes swollen feet. A pair of compression socks make all the difference, and will keep you warm during the often-cold night flights.

Face mask

Long flights can really dry out your skin, our Style Editor recommends putting on a moisturising sheet mask during the flight, and staying hydrated with lots of water. This will leave your skin feeling plump and not as dry when you land.

Infinity pillow

If you are wanting to get a little shut-eye on board a long-haul, you’re definitely going to need a cozy travel pillow. An infinity pillow allows more flexibility when you are trying to get comfortable – and can be wrapped and rewrapped several ways for optimal comfort.


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