Surviving a long-haul flight is no easy feat, let alone getting comfortable on a plane where the air is dry and the space limited. Your carry-on is your best friend while up in the air, so make the most of it by packing all the long flight essentials and airplane gear you’ll need for a smooth, enjoyable trip.

From clever devices to cozy accessories, here are 7 in-flight gadgets that will add a touch of style and comfort to your air travel experience:

World’s First Window Shelf

Airplane Tray Travel Shelf

A real game changer for passengers looking to improve their air travel experience, spAIRtray increases your window seat space by 33% and allows you to stay organized during the flight. At 12 x 4 x .25 inches, this clever, foldable device packs effortlessly into your carry-on and it’s ridiculously easy to install – just insert it into the window shade track and you have a nice non-slip travel shelf to keep your phone, drinks, and favorite book at your fingertips.

A Pair of Sleek Headphones

THX Certified Headphones

No frequent flyer out there will ever board a plane without a good pair of headphones. While not especially designed for travel, the 1MORE Triple Driver delivers a terrific mix of price, convenience, and performance, which makes it an excellent companion for your long-haul flight.

Often referred to as the best earbuds under $100, these sleek in-ear headphones combine comfortable ergonomic design with brilliant sound quality. They don’t come with an active noise canceling feature, but the passive sound insulation is pretty decent.

Inflatable Neck Pillow

Inflatable neck pillow

There’s no such thing as the world’s best travel neck pillow for long flights, but with so many great products on offer, chances are you’ll find the one that’s perfect for you.

Me, I’m all into inflatable sleep support devices that keep me cozy and are lightweight to pack. A great example is this lovely kit from MLVOC, which, in addition to a smooth velvet U-shaped neck pillow, also includes ear plugs and an eye mask for a truly comfortable airplane sleep.

Micro Smartphone Charger

Micro charger

Equipped with a 220 milliAmp hour battery, Devotec’s Fuel Micro Charger might not have enough juice to let you fully enjoy all your smartphone’s features, but if you just want to send a last minute email or update your Facebook during the flight, this is you best pocket-friendly solution. Measuring only 1.3 x 0.9 x 0.6 inch, the tiny gadget is nothing else but the world’s smallest mobile phone charger.

Portable Armrest Extender/Divider

Airplane Armrest Extender/Divider

Make your time up in the air as comfortable as possible with Saorigami, a folding armrest divider/extender designed for use on plane seats. Featuring a neat, origami inspired aesthetic, the widget clamps over an existing armrest, doubling the usable midsection space so that both you and the person next to you can each have your own armrest. Soarigami works on most armrests, including stadium and cinema seats, and folds flat for easy storage and transportation.

Carry on Cocktail Kit

Carry on Cocktail Kit

While not technically a gadget or an in-flight must have, a portable cocktail kit can, and in most cases will, make air travel a little bit more fun. TSA and FAA compliant, the nifty Carry-On Cocktail Kit by W&P Design comes in various ingredient combos and includes all you need to mix a proper drink at 30,000 feet, from a recipe card to a bar spoon to fancy syrups.

Foot Hammock

Airplane Foot Hammock

Make your next long haul flight feel like a breeze with this chic foot hammock by SmartTravel. Equipped with an adjustable strap, all you have to do is hang it around the tray table around the seat in front of you, put your feet in, and set it to the most comfortable length.

As well as increasing airplane comfort, this portable travel footrest can help reduce swelling and aid your circulation, ensuring a peasant, worry-free trip.




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