Long Flights: Prep Yourself and Recharge

Long flights can be invigorating if you do the right preparation and bring along items that offer the perfect balance between relaxation and exercise.

Long Flights: Prep Yourself and Recharge

Get ready to gain from traveling by airplane

Watching a movie, sleeping a little, eating and drinking...there’s not that much activity to engage in on a plane. Nonetheless, after a long flight, you might feel as though you’ve completed an 80-hour work week. Time to use those long hours in the air to your benefit and banish the usual utter exhaustion. All it takes is the conscious mixture of a bit of exercise and relaxation. And don’t forget to stay hydrated throughout the flight. Simply prep yourself!

Avoid Drowsiness with Exercise 

It's generally known that sitting for a long period of time has a negative influence on your blood circulation. Therefore we picked items that will inspire you to get your body in motion within the limited space of your plane seat. Doing a bit of exercise will keep your blood flow going steady and keep you from feeling groggy after your flight.

Make Comfort your Highest Priority

Combine your minimalistic exercise routine with a long rest and you will be good to go as soon as the plane hits the ground. Yet, finding a comfortable position that will actually make you snooze away, is part of the biggest challenge for most of us. We highly recommend a travel pillow (the all-time classic), sleeping masks made of the softest memory foam, fall-asleep-audiobooks and other awesome products to turn any plane seat in a cozy sleep oasis. The key to staying snug is to wear layers which will help you adjust effortlessly to the varying cabin temperatures.

Stay Hydrated throughout the Flight

As most of us know it’s very important to stay hydrated while flying. Drinking water should be a major focus for anyone on a plane. Yet drinking water is limited to the needs of our inner organs. What about our largest, external organ: the skin?! Protect your skin from dryness by creating a protective shield on your skin while flying. We have selected a hydrating elixir, a transparent face mask and a hand cream to keep your skin moist. Next to feeling hydrated and fresh, you will also look the part!

Compression socks to keep blood circulation going

Compression socks to keep blood circulation going

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These compression socks are ideal for traveling. Not only do they keep your feet warm, these socks are designed to boost your blood circulation. 

Chair yoga for zen time in any seat

Chair yoga for zen time in any seat

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A book which demonstrates how you can easily exercise while sitting on a chair. Perfect for use on a plane!

The softest sleeping mask (ear plugs included)

The softest sleeping mask (ear plugs included)

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This sleeping mask is made of exquisite, soft memory foam, to shield your eyes in the most pleasant way. 

Portable fitness equipment - the sitting stepper

Portable fitness equipment - the sitting stepper

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The sitting stepper is a small, lightweight, easy-to-use tool that you can use on your flight to undermine leg swelling and numbness caused by too little physical activity.

Soothing sounds for a soothing rest

Soothing sounds for a soothing rest

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Calming sounds are coming your way with this soothing fall-asleep-audiobook. Especially useful for those of us who find it hard to fall asleep while on a plane, this gem has been clinically proven to guide listeners into a deep sleep.

Travel pillow offering 360° support

Travel pillow offering 360° support

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A support system for head, neck, and chin is an absolute must-have while flying! This all-around travel pillow will hold up your head no matter what position you choose to be in.  

Snuggie - a blanket with sleeves

Snuggie - a blanket with sleeves

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With cabin temperatures varying you can never be sure if your clothes will keep you warm enough throughout the flight. Bring along a snuggie to keep yourself warm with ease: simply pop it out of your hand luggage, enter your arms through the sleeves and you will be indulging in an extra layer of comfy, fluffy warmth.

Comfortable, unisex baggy pants

Comfortable, unisex baggy pants

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Wide baggy pants which are suitable for both men and women. Excellent for traveling comfortably and also stylish. Pick your favorite color and off you go!

Hydrating face mist

Hydrating face mist

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Protect your face from dryness and arrive at your destination looking fresh by using this moisturizing face mist several times while flying.

Face mask as a safeguard against dryness

Face mask as a safeguard against dryness

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Another means of protecting the fragile skin of your face against the dry air that surrounds you on a plane is applying a face mask. Laneige’s Water Sleeping Pack is extremely moist and will shield your skin for hours!

Moisturizing hand cream

Moisturizing hand cream

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Under all the layers of clothes and blankets, most of your skin won’t be exposed to the dry air on the plane. It’s mainly making sure your face and hands are taken care of. For your hands, a cream that relieves dry skin will be most convenient under these circumstances.