Best Air Travel Accessories

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No matter how excited you are for your trip and your destination, there’s no escaping the fact that air travel can be stressful. Long lines, impatient passengers, confined seating, and the dry, cold air of a plane. These can often have you tired, stressed, and dehydrated when you reach your destination.

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However, with the right accessories and some smart planning, you can turn even an economy-class flight into a mini-spa day, and arrive refreshed and relaxed. Here are the best air travel accessories and tips to take the edge out of air travel.

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Best Flight Accessories To Make Air Travel More Comfortable

Passport Keeper

Stay organized with a passport wallet.

When flying, there are so many crucial documents that you need to keep track of and always have available. We love this travel wallet by Michael Kors because it’s the size of a small clutch, but has room for your passport, credit cards, boarding passes, a pen, itineraries, and more. I even fits your phone.

Michael Kors Jet Set Travel double Zip Wristlet (Black Saffiano)
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This leather wristlet is smooth to the touch and very spacious, with lots of compartments to store cash and cards. It’s slim and compact, but with enough space to keep everything you need at the tip of your fingers throughout your trip. The removable wristlet keeps your hands free, and it comes in many colors to match any style.

Airplane Shoes

Travel in comfort with airplane shoes.

According to the Mayo clinic, it’s extremely common for feet and ankles to swell during air travel. Shoes that fit comfortably at home may become tight or uncomfortable on a long flight, but you also need to preserve hygiene and look after your feet during air travel.

We recommend the Silky Toes Velvet Ballet Flats as a great way to travel in comfort without completely sacrificing style.

Silky Toes Women’s Velvet Foldable Ballet Flats Portable Travel Shoes (Large, Black)
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Regular shoes aren’t the most comfortable during long haul flights. These ballet flats are a great alternative for footwear on the plane.

They’re incredibly warm and comfy, with a flexible fit and a velvet fabric that looks and feels great.

When not in use, they fold up into the included pouch and tuck away into a purse or your luggage. They also come in many great colors, so you can have your pick to match your style.

Reusable Travel Bottles

Bring your beauty regimen with you. Air travel can be stressful and drying on the hair and skin, so it’s not the best time to skimp on skin care, or try out a new beauty regimen. Unfortunately, all your favorite products probably don’t come in TSA-approved 3.4 ounce/100 ml bottles.

With a travel bottle set like this one from Wakey PQ, you can transfer all your favorite products into small, leak-proof, TSA-approved containers.

Travel Bottles Set 20 Pack BPA Free TSA Approved Spray Bottles Cream Jars FDA Approved for Shampoo Leak-proof Cosmetic Toiletry Travel Containers with Bag
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This is a great set because it comes with many inclusions to use. It has a variety of different squeeze bottles, spray bottles, tubes, and pots. It also comes with the little funnel and spatula that make transferring products easier.

The silicone bottles are BPA-free, squeezable, and with a wide mouth and corner-free design that makes them easy to refill and empty. The cross-return valves prevent leaks, so you don’t have unpleasant spills and wastage during travel.

Travel Cosmetic Bag

Once your products are all packed up, carry them in safety with the Ellis James Designs Tall Cosmetic Bag.

Ellis James Designs Large Travel Makeup Bag for Women - Black Make Up Bag for Women - Travel Cosmetic Bag - Makeup Case Gifts for Women, Makeup Organizer Bag, Travel Toiletry Bag for Women
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This cosmetic bag is perfect for keeping all your products organized and protected while you travel. The double-layer quilted design keeps everything safe, and it’s water-resistant in case there is a spill or leak.

Inside, brush holders, netted pockets, and zippered pockets keep all your products organized and convenient during travel. There are two separate compartments where you can store your accessories and bottles separately and conveniently.

It’s available in black and cream to match any taste and luggage set – travel with glamour!

(Talking about glamourous traveling – you may like our article on how to stay glamorous while traveling.)

Eye mask and Headphones

Sleep deeply with an eye mask and headphones in one. Thanks to modern technology, you can finally block out unwanted light and sound with comfortable headband-style headphones.

These soft sleep headphones from WINONLY can be worn as an over-the-ear headband that won’t interfere with a headrest or neck pillow. It also won’t disrupt your hairstyle. You can pull it down over the eyes for a comfortable, lightweight sleep mask.

Sleep Headphones Bluetooth Headband,Upgrage Soft Sleeping Wireless Music Sport Headbands, Long Time Play Sleeping Headsets with Built in Speakers Perfect for Workout, Running, Yoga (Gray)
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The USB-chargeable battery lasts for up to 10 hours, long enough for a great night’s sleep or a trip halfway around the world.

Bluetooth 5.0 technology ensures a stable, clear wireless audio connection, and a built-in microphone lets you take calls no matter where you are.

These headphones are soft, lightweight, breathable, and washable. We love these sleep-style headphones for their versatility, and the fact that they can double as an eye-mask for comfortable, relaxing sleep on a plane.

However, they aren’t as noise-cancelling as some earphones.

Noise-cancelling Headphones

If you need noise-cancelling headphones that will eliminate the sounds of an airplane, consider the Mpow H10 Dual-Mic Noise Cancelling headphones.

Mpow H10 Dual-Mic Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones, [2020 Upgraded] ANC Over-Ear Wireless Headphones with CVC 6.0 Microphone, Hi-Fi Deep Bass, 30Hrs Playtime, Yellow
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These headphones have dual-mic ANC technology that listens to your surroundings and removes external noise from the headphones.  They are built for long-lasting comfort with a soft headband and ear pads, and can play music for up to 30 hours. High-quality bluetooth and audio drivers deliver stable, long-lasting, crystal-clear sound, with a foldable, travel-friendly design.

They come in 5 fashionable, distinctive colors and are a great option for quiet time on a plane.

Blanket and Pillow

Stay cozy with your own blanket and pillow.

No, it’s not your imagination that airplane cabins are cold. In fact, cabins are deliberately kept cold, to reduce the chances of a condition known as hypoxia, and the blankets and pillows provided on a plane aren’t very comfy, and may not always be clean.

For that reason, we love this 4-in-1 travel blanket and pillow set from Let’s Innovate Life.

4 in 1 Travel Blanket - Lightweight, Warm and Portable. The Latest Small Compact Airplane Blankets & Pillow Set. Made of Warm Plush, 2 Practical Mesh Pockets with Fashionable Carry & Luggage Straps
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The set includes a warm, plush polyester blanket, that folds up into a compact, soft package that is easy to carry with the included strap, and can be used as a pillow.

It has two zippered pockets, so you can keep your important documents at hand, and comes with an inflatable neck pillow for even more comfort.

Best Air Travel Accessories: A Recap

So the next time you fly, imagine putting on your comfy slippers, wrapping yourself in a warm blanket, having all your important documents safe and protected on your person, and sliding your eye mask headphones down over your eyes.

With all these smart, safe, comfortable air travel accessories, you’ll arrive at your destination rested, relaxed, and ready for your next adventure.

Don’t forget this packing list for any trip to make sure you take everything with you!

What are some of your items on your personal best air travel accessories list?

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  1. Hi Adriana, thanks for stopping by, and we’re glad to hear you liked those shoes! Perhaps in your next trip a pair can be useful!

  2. Long flights are indeed very hard, not a fan of those either.

    The memory foam neck pillows are very useful for flights and more comfortable than regular pillows, I’ve come to find!

  3. Thanks for your article! As a travel lover I am a bit more experienced right now and those are definitely a must have for the long flight (flying New Zealand to France is sooo bad)

    I am still looking for the perfect pillow though, I have a classic one with little white stuff in it, was wondering if I should invest in those memory foam ones

  4. Deffo can’t go anywhere without a good travel organizer or a great set of noise canceling headphones!

  5. That looks like such a great organizer. And completely agree with this list
    I ESPECIALLY cant travel without my headphones.

    XX Angelica

  6. You’re very welcome, Nancy, and hope this post inspired you on your next travel!

  7. A couple of things in this post are so smart, I never thought about it! The plane shoes, such a great idea! I need to buy me some.

    xoxo Simone

  8. OooH! I love all of these recommendations for travel accessories! I am all about the travel bag, hehe. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥

  9. Aren’t the headphones just so cool? You’d never think it was possible to combine both.

    And comfy flats are always appreciated, especially ones as portable as these!

  10. That eyemask/headphone combo sounds great! I also love those packable flats!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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