Are you planning a long flight?  Here are the best neck pillows (and other necessities) for your trip

Flight Basics

Whether you’re going on a summer vacation, visiting family and friends, or traveling on business, long flights can make anyone feel restless and uncomfortable from time to time. Fortunately, there are numerous accessories that can make your trip more relaxed and leave you feeling rested.

The best products for travel range from supportive neck pillows to cozy blankets and noise-canceling headphones to help you get the much-needed sleep with your next red eye. Most of these flight paraphernalia can also be used on buses, trains, or road trips, providing convenience wherever you go.

Flight accessories for a comfortable flight

While neck pillows are the number one flight essential when it comes to having a solid eye, there are many other must-have accessories that will benefit you on your travels.

Neck pad

Travelrest Nest Ultimate Memory Foam Travel Pillow

This lightweight memory foam neck pillow adapts to the contours of your head and neck, offering you comfort and support. It also features a convenient earbud pocket so you don’t have to worry about losing one during a flight.

Available at Bed, Bath & Beyond

TRTL travel pillow

TRTL travel pillow

Although it doesn’t look like a traditional neck pillow, the TRTL pillow provides a more ergonomic sleeping position and prevents your head from falling to one side. The soft fleece cover is also hypoallergenic and therefore safe for all users.

Available on Amazon

Huzi Infinity pillow

Huzi Infinity pillow

This soft and breathable pillow from Huzi gives you full 360-degree support. With various carrying options, this pillow is ideal for all types of sleeping positions and preferences.

Available on Amazon

Cabeau Evolution S3 neck support pillow

Cabeau Evolution S3 neck support pillow

The straps in this neck pillow can be easily attached to an aircraft headrest to keep your head from sliding from side to side. By using this design, you will also help improve your spine alignment and reduce the chance of back or neck pain after long flights.

Available on Amazon

MLVOC travel pillow

MLVOC travel pillow

With this travel set you not only get a uniquely shaped neck pillow made of memory foam, but also an eye mask, a set of earplugs and a practical travel bag in which you can keep all your flight essentials organized.

Available on Amazon

Travel blanket

Cocoon CoolMax blanket

Cocoon CoolMax blanket

Light and very compact, you can take this travel blanket with you wherever you go. The polyester material keeps you warm, wicks away moisture and increases breathability.

Available on Amazon

BlueHills Premium soft travel blanket

BlueHills Premium soft travel blanket

This soft and plush travel blanket doubles as a comfortable pillow when it is stowed in the supplied carrying bag. Available in multiple colors, you can choose a color that matches your luggage.

Available on Amazon

Sleep mask

LKY digital sleep mask 3-pack

LKY digital sleep mask 3-pack

These eye masks are made of breathable memory foam and block 100% of the light so you can rest undisturbed. Plus, the 3D design doesn’t put any pressure on your eyelids when you fall asleep.

Available on Amazon

Sleep master sleep mask

Sleep master sleep mask

This safe sleep mask not only blocks out annoying bright light, but also covers your ears to muffle noise and reduce the number of disturbances while you are resting. If you get hot on the plane, the satin fabric will help keep you cool.

Available on Amazon

ear plug

EarPlanes earplugs

EarPlanes earplugs

We all know that airplanes can be loud, so good quality earplugs are a must when traveling. Made from hypoallergenic silicone, these EarPlane earplugs even help regulate air pressure to reduce cracking and clogging.

Available on Amazon

Noise canceling headphones

Sony MDRZX110NC Noise Canceling Headphones

Sony MDRZX110NC Noise Canceling Headphones

High-end noise-canceling headphones can get expensive, which makes this budget-friendly Sony model a great value for your money. Ambient noise cancellation helps block out the roar of the engine and other annoying noises.

Available on Amazon

Bose QuietComfort noise canceling earphones

Bose QuietComfort noise canceling earphones

If you prefer wireless headphones instead, these Bose noise canceling earbuds offer some of the best sound quality and effective noise cancellation available for their small size. They may be expensive, but for frequent fliers, they are well worth the investment.

Available on Amazon

Seat cushions

Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat Ultralight inflatable seat cushion

Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat Ultralight inflatable seat cushion

Inflatable seat cushions allow you to adjust the firmness exactly to your liking so that you can sit comfortably during your flight. This Therm-a-Rest model is also great for hiking, camping, concerts, sports games and all other events that require longer sitting times.

Available on Amazon

ComfiLife Gel Enhanced seat cushion

ComfiLife Gel Enhanced seat cushion

For those who prefer a slightly softer pillow, the ComfiLife gel pillow is designed to help relieve lower back pain and sciatica. The ergonomic shape adapts perfectly to your seat and promotes better posture.

Available on Amazon

Footrest

Angemay aircraft footrest

Angemay aircraft footrest

Simply elevating your legs and feet during a flight can reduce swelling and leg stiffness. You can simply strap this footrest to your tray table and instantly have a place to rest your feet.

Available on Amazon

Jet lag prevention

Miers Labs No Jet Lag Homeopathic Jet Lag Remedy

Miers Labs No Jet Lag Homeopathic Jet Lag Remedy

The right accessories can create a relaxing atmosphere that will help you find the calmness you need, but sometimes it still isn’t enough to combat jet lag. Taking an all-natural jet lag remedy, like these Miers Lab tablets, can help reduce fatigue without any unwanted side effects.

Available on Amazon

Vitafusion Extra Strong Melatonin Gum Vitamins

Vitafusion Extra Strong Melatonin Gum Vitamins

If you’re one of the many people who find it difficult to sleep on the plane, taking a natural melatonin supplement before you take off can sometimes help promote deep, restful sleep and even reduce the effects of jet lag.

Available on Amazon

Cleaning wipes

Simple cleansing facial tissues

Simple cleansing facial tissues

After a long day of traveling and the hustle and bustle of place to place, a soothing face towel will not only make you a little cleaner but also leave you feeling fresh and renewed. The Simple Cleansing face wipes are free from harsh chemicals, so your skin feels soft and rejuvenated.

Available on Amazon

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