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24th December 2015

Long Haul In-Flight Essentials + printable .PDF!


Tomorrow morning we are setting off bright and early back to AUSTRALIA for Christmas! Can you tell i’m excited? Every time I’m getting ready for a long haul flight, I always find myself frantically watching YouTube videos and/or reading blog posts on what I should pack in my carry on. The following is not only some tips for all of you, but a note to self about what I need to remember to pack. There is nothing worse than forgetting an essential on a long 13 hour (or 24 hour, if you’re heading to Australia like I am) flight.

Remember most international flights only allow 100ml liquids on the plane. This is why I bring an empty drink bottle with me to fill up in flight – this saves having to ask for tiny bottles of water constantly. Below I have listed my essentials for a long flight, obviously this can be altered to suit anybodies needs. At the very bottom of this post you will also find a downloadable .PDF file that you can print out and check off while you pack! I wanted to list everything below so I could explain it also.


  • Toothbrush + Toothpaste
  • Anti Bacterial wipes – To clean your tray table, hands, etc
  • Deodorant
  • Eye drops – If you get dry irritated eyes
  • Tissues
  • Daily Medication
  • Anti-Nausea Medication – EVEN if you don’t usually get motion sickness
  • Hair brush + Hair ties
  • Sanitary Products
  • Fresh Underwear – you haven’t showered in hours! Also for if your checked luggage goes missing


  • Makeup Wipes – easier than a cleanser
  • Heavy Moisturiser
  • Eye cream
  • Hand Cream
  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Mini Perfume – I recently bought a Travalo which is perfect for flights!
  • Concealer
  • Mascara
  • Lip Balm – Lucas Paw Paw Ointment is the only thing that works for me


  • Book
  • Magazine
  • Headphones – Ear puds + Noise cancelling
  • Music/Podcasts – prepare prior to flight day!
  • Laptop (only if necessary for work etc)
  • Pen & Paper
  • Deck of cards

*I don’t bother with an iPad or downloading movies, as I always fly Qantas who have an amazing array of movies/tv shows to entertain!


  • Chewing Gum
  • Home made baked goods – what if you don’t like the plane food?!
  • Empty drink bottle – to refill once in flight


  • Jumper &/or scarf
  • Neck pillow – an absolute MUST if you plan on sleeping
  • Eye mask – a ‘do not disturb’ sign for your face
  • Thick socks – for snoozing/walking around the cabin
  • Chargers + Travel Adapters – incase of emergency
  • Travel Documents – a photo copy of your passport, transfers & Visas

Download my .PDF check list!

I hope this was helpful to you! If I have missed anything please let me know, I racked my brain trying to ensure I didn’t forget something. See you on the other side!


Sally xx

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