Flying around the world has blessed me with a strong sense of what to pack for a flight and especially a long haul flight. If it’s just an hour, your bag isn’t that different than a daily commute, but when it comes to long-haul flights, your bag makes or breaks your flight comforts (let’s assume you’re not flying business or first class). So here’s my long-haul flight pack list, I’ll regularly update this list, did I miss anything? Let me know!

Complete travel packing list and travel hack guide for backpackers


Long-haul pack checklist

  • Laptop
  • Magazines + book
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • GoPro
  • Portable charger
  • DSLR Camera
  • Fuji Instax + films
  • Sunglasses
  • Moleskine notebook + Stabilo pens
  • Vaseline
  • Watch
  • Travel Blanket
  • (Empty) Water Bottle
  • Shawl
  • Glasses / travel kit contact lenses
  • Passport + passport wallet
  • Comb
  • Sleep mask
  • Travel tooth brush (kit)
  • Travel pillow
  • Asperin
  • Headphones
  • Hydration facemask
  • Face wipes
  • My Maybelline lipstick (or make-up bag)
  • Adidas Hoodie
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Backpack… as I’m often lazy and just want everything fit in a bag, I just bring a hiking backpack with me. Of course, on a city trip I’d pack a feminine handbag, but for long haul I like a backpack.

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