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24 Things To Wear On An Airplane So Your Flight Isn't Hell

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1. A denim jacket featuring tons of pockets for anyone who wants to keep their stuff on hand (just remember to empty your pockets before you go through security).

Urban Outfitters

Promising review: "This oversized jean jacket is so cute and versatile. The denim is very soft and easy to move around in. I cannot wait to wear this every day in the fall with some enamel pins." –lavoie

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $79 (available in two colors, sizes XS–L).

2. A T-shirt dress with pockets to give you the ultimate practical, comfortable combo.

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Promising review: "Very soft; fits great. I'm between a size large and extra large. I ordered a large by mistake, but I'm glad I received a large, because it fits perfectly. Nice and loose and not too baggy. Looks great with a pair of leggings. I love the pockets, just as I expected. Will be wearing often." –chelsea

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 45 colors, sizes S–XL).

3. A wristband designed to relieve motion sickness through gentle electrostatic pulses.

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The splash-resistant device has five intensity settings, a low-battery indicator, and an adjustable nylon strap for a comfort. It comes with conductive gel and two CR2025 batteries that provide about 150 hours of continuous use on medium power.

Promising review: "I used it on a trip to Washington DC. I am not a great flyer. It helped me not to get sick!" –Pam

Get it from Hammacher Schlemmer for $95.95.


4. A three-pack of soft silicone ear plugs to reduce the pains of air pressure and harsh noise.

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Promising review: "Will never fly without! Prior to using these, I feared flying ever again after a trip to Florida gave me the worst ear pain of my life. I'm talking sharp unbearable ear pain that brings you to tears. Preventing the pain I've endured in the past was a top priority, so I would have paid anything for these, but really they're fairly priced. They come with three pairs (each of which are good for a round-trip flight), and trust me when I say they are AMAZING! I put them in just before take off, and roughly thirty minutes prior to landing (when the plane began descending). The key is to pull up on the top of your ear while inserting the plugs in a corkscrew motion. This may feel tight and uncomfortable at first, but leave it! It gets better and prevents air from getting trapped. No pain whatsoever. Love love love! Will be buying these forever!" –Jessica Lynn

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $14.25.

5. A supportive travel pillow that'll ~keep your chin up~ so you can worry about other things, like getting some sleep.

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Promising review: "I love this travel pillow! I used it to travel overseas recently on six different flights, and it was wonderful. Very comfortable, and the ability to twist it around to different angles makes it versatile. It's not too thick in the back, so your neck is not pushed forward. You can rest in several different positions comfortably. We bought the two-pack, and that was a good decision! Highly recommend." –Child's Review

Get it from Amazon for $29.97 (available in seven colors, in adult and child sizes).

6. A big ol' scarf so that next time you need a blanket on the plane, you'll be *covered*.

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Promising review: "Amazing amazing quality. This was my holy grail in my winter wardrobe. I am a petite so this totally covered me up. I was all warm and cozy. This scarf perfectly suited my air travel, to keep myself warm in the domestic flight. Loved it." –ireview

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in eight colors).


8. A pair of surprisingly comfy dress pants ready for your next on-the-go business meeting.

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Promising review: "Seriously, these pants are the best thing I've come across to-date! There is nothing better than finding a pair of dress pants that look like dress pants, fit like yoga pants, and have an elastic waistband. I ended up buying these pants in multiple colors." –Lee A.

Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 14 colors, sizes S–XXL).

9. A pair of Sony noise-cancelling headphones that won't cost your whole paycheck to get some peace.

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Promising review: "You just can't beat them for the price. I highly recommend them for airplane noise, road noise, or any other repetitive noise. For noises like conversations, babies, horns, crashing plates, etc., they won't remove the noise so much as dull it...but that's still preferable to the alternative. Beats the hell out of sitting on a flight with a screaming baby, and no recourse." –Josh

Get them from Amazon for $38.

10. A sweatshirt dress to match your ~distress~ level (thank you, screaming babies and turbulence).


12. A weighted eye mask that'll create pressure-perfect conditions for your next flight.

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Promising Review: "Once you figure out how to adjust it to your face and eyes and find that perfect balance of tightness and comfort, you realize what an impressive item this is. I tried it on my 14-hour flight to Seoul, and the eye pillow stayed on cozy and snug, despite turning and tossing, as one tends to do during the flight. So high marks to the inventor. Well conceived and executed. Thanks!" –Valera

Get it from The Grommet for $24.95.

13. A pair of cotton-blend leggings for anyone who wants to keep their cramped legs as comfortable as possible.

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Promising review: "I love them! They are extremely comfortable. I could easily wear these all day. I am 5'5" and usually wear a size 10, and the size large fits me very well. They aren't too tight or too loose. The fabric is soft and on the thinner side, but not see-through. These wouldn't be good for the winter. The waistband is extremely comfortable, definitely the most comfortable waistband on any pair of leggings I own (and I have at least 10 pairs)." –N and A

Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in nine colors, sizes S–XXL).

14. A double-knitted hat with built-in headphones you can wear to stay warm and (Bluetooth) connected.

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Pairs with cell phones, tablets, laptop and other wireless Bluetooth enabled music devices. The hat is washable (after removing the ear piece inside the hat).

Promising review: "Can't say enough about how cool this hat is! Paired instantly with my iPhone 6, and the ease of use is amazing. Great quality hat, and to my surprise, it has awesome sound. The controls aren't too big and uncomfortable while wearing. I am gonna buy several more, as there are quite a few styles and colors, and I love wearing hats." –Y2jimmyk

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in multiple colors/styles).

15. A warm Columbia hoodie you'll love for its practical features – like zippered pockets for safe access to ear plugs, gum, and other airplane essentials.

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Promising review: "Love this jacket. It is perfect for any occasion, whether it be for running to the grocery store or playing sports. It fits perfectly and has such a vibrant, beautiful color. The first day I wore it, I think nearly every person I saw complimented me (people I know at least). The material is so soft and cozy. Worked great for flying with those freezing airplanes." –Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $28.16+ (available in three colors, sizes XS–XL).


16. An anti-theft backpack with a USB charging port to keep you from *losing your shit*.

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Promising review: "I bought this backpack for my son for when he’s traveling out of the country, but he couldn’t wait to use it so he’s been using it daily for school. He’s gotten nothing but compliments about it. The bag is very well-made, with high-quality fabric. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone!" –Katie

Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in three colors).

17. A pair of soft jogger sweatpants worthy of your capacity for coziness.

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Promising review: "Absolutely love these; they’re more comfortable than I expected. Bought them in gray and pink. The pink is a bit darker than pictured but still great! May have to buy them in every color." –Kasey B.

Get them from Amazon for $7.75+ (available in seven colors, sizes S–L).

19. A hooded, long-sleeve dress that'll encompass everything a good travel outfit is made of: comfort, pockets, a hood – even thumb holes.

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Get it from Kohl's for $40 (available in five colors, sizes XS–XL).


20. A pair of Adidas training pants to bring the intensity of sports to prepping for long distance flights.

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Promising review: "Absolutely love these pants! They are very comfortable and great looking. I wear these almost everywhere. I am 5'3" and weigh 120 lbs, and the small size fits perfectly. Recommend these to everyone." –isabel

Get them from Amazon for $32.46 (available in 10 colors, sizes XS–XL).

21. A lightweight sneaker with a breathable insole so your feet can rest easy, even if you have to run to catch a flight.

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Promising review: "Super comfy and lightweight. I'd compare them to the Nike Frees. I generally wear a 5.5 in the Nike Frees, and the 5 fits perfectly with these! Highly recommend." –Meegan

Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in seven colors, sizes 5–11).

23. A pair of compression socks to keep the weight and stress of traveling off your feet.

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Promising review: "Just got back from Australia. Wore these socks for the entire 36 hours of travel time, involving flights of 7,500 miles and 2,500 miles. Have used other socks in the past to avoid leg swelling. These are the best. Comfortable for the whole trip, and left my legs with no swelling, and feeling great. A little tight getting the socks on, but once on you don't notice them. Would recommend these." –Swimrman

Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in multiple colors/styles, sizes S–L).


24. And stylish loafer that's as close to a slipper as you're gonna get.

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Promising review: "Love these shoes, they are very comfortable and look really classy for a dress-down outfit. I bought the shoes in a gray shade. Recommend!" –moreen

Get them from DSW for $59.99 (available in six colors, sizes 6–11).

The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.