What To Take on a Plane for a More Comfortable, Luxurious Trip

These products make flying a smoother, more enjoyable experience.

A young girl sleeps comfortable in an airplane seat.
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Even if you're heading to one of the cheapest countries to visit, flight prices seem to be soaring upward. In fact, flight costs have increased by 29% on average since 2021 at major U.S. airports, according to USA Today, but you wouldn’t know it from the experience you’re getting on planes these days, where you have to think of what to take on a plane yourself to improve the trip.

What used to be expected amenities — free headphones, entertainment, pillows, heck, even water — can’t be guaranteed depending on which airline you’re traveling with, especially because, for many people, the rising costs mean opting for budget airlines or lower classes than they’re used to choosing when they fly.

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Becca van Sambeck
Contributing Writer

Becca van Sambeck is a writer and editor with experience in many fields, including travel, entertainment, business, education, and lifestyle. Her work has appeared in outlets like NBC, Oxygen, Bravo, the University of Southern California, Elite Daily, CafeMom, Travel For Teens, and more. She currently resides in New York City.