March 2, 2020
Five of The Top Luxury In-Flight Essentials
There is nothing worse than stepping off a plane feeling completely lethargic, headachy and generally just fed up. It either spoils the start of your trip or makes getting home from the airport feel like a real palaver. However, whether you’re treating yourself to first-class or simply booked into economy, flying can feel luxurious if you have the right in-flight essentials with you.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
If you’re not one for chatting to the person sitting next to you, then noise-cancelling headphones are the perfect solution for blocking out the random array of noises that come with being on a flight and letting you focus on you’re favourite podcast, the latest film releases, or some nice calming tunes. From people snoring, to babies crying, to the droning of the engines, to rowdy groups chatting away too loudly, there are always plenty of noises to be irritated by during air travel. The QuietComfort35 IIs by Bose is highly effective and sit super comfortably over the ears. Beats Studio 3 by Dr Dre are also really great, with up to 22 hours of battery life.
Whether you want to squeeze a good nap in, watch your favourite film without getting distracted, browse social media in peace or be able to focus on playing the very best bingo sites, noise-cancelling headphones are definitely an in-flight luxury must-have.
A Memory Foam Neck Pillow
If you often take a mid-flight nap, then a good neck pillow is going to provide much-needed support, preventing you from arriving at your destination with a newly stiff and sore neck. Some people favour inflatable neck pillows, as they are easy to pack away into your luggage, but generally speaking, memory foam pillows are far superior, as they are more supportive and also much comfier.
Revitalizing Skin Care Products
Flying definitely takes its toll on our skin. The air in the pressurized cabins of planes is often less than 20% humidity, according to the World Health Organization. This means the air lacks moisture, causing your skin to become dry and uncomfortable. Furthermore, sun exposure during a flight can also do its damage. Against popular belief, just because you’re sitting inside a flying vessel in the sky, doesn’t mean that UV rays can’t still get to you.
It’s for this very reason, that many celebrities wear SPF during flights, carry skincare items with them in their hand luggage and take time to apply it during the flight. The Skin Repair moisturizer by Liz Earle is especially hydrating and feels really luxurious when applied. Similarly, the Rosewater Balancing Mist by Jurlique gives instant hydration and that much-needed refresh. Both of these products are easy to apply, even so without leaving your seat. Although, some celebs and air passengers enjoy going all out, with Korean sheet masks and full cleansing routines. Charlotte Tilbury’s Revolutionary Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask is a big favourite in-flight favourite, along with the Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask by 111 Skin. Drinking plenty of water during your flight will of course also help with any dryness too, alongside preventing any headaches and sore eyes.
A Cashmere Blanket
Nothing says luxury and comfort quite like a cashmere blanket, and as aeroplanes tend to get rather chilly, you’d be sure to make good use of one. Brora is one of the best places to shop for cashmere, as they use the very best cashmere fibres and produce a lot of their blankets and clothing by hand, here in the UK. Cashmere is one of the softest fibres in the world, obtained from the bellies of goats, and as it’s a natural fibre it is especially warm, much more so than synthetic fabrics — hence the more sizeable price tag for cashmere blankets over polyester fleece ones.
A healthy snack
Any semi-regular flyer knows that most aeroplane food is pretty terrible. It’s neither tasty nor nutritious and hardly ever fills you up properly. Packing yourself a healthy meal might not sound or feel like a treat, but when your tummy isn’t rumbly away mid-flight and you feel fully nourished, you’ll without a doubt thank yourself for it. Sandwiches, fruit, nuts and seeds, cereal bars and vegetable sticks are all great in-flight snacks to take along with you.
With these five items, even the stuffiest of flights can feel luxurious. When flying, it can be all too easy to neglect ourselves, but putting in that extra bit of effort and luxury for ourselves can be the difference between arriving at our destination feeling terrible or arriving at our destination feeling like a million dollars.