Must-Have Flight Essentials

Top 10 Must-Have Flight Essentials

I love getting ready to “take off” on a new adventure!! (pun intended)

I enjoy all modes of transportation while traveling…each has its own pros and cons of course…but I prefer to fly.

The funny flight attendants, in-flight drinks, meeting new people along the way…it’s all part of the experience for me.

Another thing I love is making lists. I do. I’m forgetful.

If I don’t make a list I forget it…and when I’m traveling this is no different.

Over the past few years of traveling solo and/or with friends and family, I’ve made extensive lists for flying essentials and have narrowed it down (remember I am a minimalist traveler) to just the essentials.

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Top 10 Must-Have Flight Essentials:

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Boarding Pass

Printing out your boarding pass or downloading the airline app for flight confirmation is a must-do.

Medicine/First Aid Kit

A small first aid kit is a great idea for any type of travel.

Don’t forget to bring along any prescriptions you may be taking at the time of travel. 

Water Bottle

I bring an empty Brita 20 Ounce Sports Water Bottle through security and fill it once I’ve found my gate# and waiting area.


I bring this mostly for take-off and landing to help my ears pop…

but it also comes in handy when feeling nauseous.

Headphones & iPhone

With my in-flight playlist ready to go!


Pretzels mixed with M&Ms and Cashews are my travel snacks of choice. 


The Hydration Lock by ChapStick© has been in my travel go-to for lip balm for the past few years.

Travel Pillow & Eye Mask

Inflatable Neck Pillow for easy sleeping and I like an eye mask to block out the light. 

Hand Sanitizer

I highly recommend the Bath & Body Works hand sanitizer for not only the scent but it won’t dry out your hands.

They have scents for men and woman and also a line of aromatherapy that has really helped me when I’ve gotten stressed out to a point of panic attack status during travel. The Stress Relief Aromatherapy with Eucalyptus Spearmint Essential Oils is absolutely amazing.

Comfy Outfit

The ultimate must-have flight essential is a comfy outfit. 

  • Easy to remove shoes. The Skechers Go Walk slip-on walking shoes are my comfy go-to travel shoe.
  • Sunglasses
  • Scarf

What are a few of your must-have flight essentials?

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