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    22 Products To Keep You From Feeling Like Death After Your Next Flight

    Travelling is supposed to be fun, not cringe-worthy. We've got the products to help.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A portable footrest you can attach to the seat in front of you for a little-added support. Your blood will continue to circulate, no problem!


    Promising review: "I've traveled internationally so much and tried so many different gadgets to try and make the long-haul flights more comfortable, I bought this with a bit of skepticism, to say the least. That being said, I could not have been more surprised at the difference these made for both my wife and myself. Quality seems good. VERY comfortable. My wife is 5'6" and I'm 6'1" and they worked well for both of us in Delta's economy comfort. I would highly recommend." —Greg Wright

    Get it from Amazon for $7.87.

    2. A three-pack of travel-sized dry shampoo that'll absolutely add a bit of volume and much-needed life into tired airplane hair.

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    Promising review: "I've tried A MILLION different dry shampoos, but this is by far the best. Doesn't make my hair feel gunky and hair-sprayed. My hairs looks instantly fresh after shuffling my fingers through the hair." —Megan

    Get a three-pack of the original scent from Amazon for $11.37.

    3. An iPhone splitter so your most reliable mobile device will actually be charged up and ready to go when you land.


    Promising review: "I'm super happy with this, since the iPhone changed up their design I couldn’t listen to my music and charge at the same time, but this allowed me to do that and I love it!!" —Bree

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    4. A machine-washable pillow that'll keep your head elevated so you can make sure you won't have any cricks in your neck after falling asleep for a few hours.


    Promising review: "Wrap it around your neck, positioning the built-in support to cradle your head to one side, or the other, and you're set. It will adjust to fit anyone, is comfortable, and will easily fit in even the smallest carry-on bag or purse. I've tried the horseshoe pillows, the memory foam 'logs', and just about everything else you can think of. This is, by far, the best for those seats that don't have a window." —Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in four colors).

    5. An eye mask to block out both fluorescent and natural light in the flight cabin. You really don't wanna look exhausted once you finally get to Japan.


    Promising review: "I just got back from a long trip to a country on the other side of the world. I used this eye mask and it worked AMAZINGLY. I can't say enough good things about it!! It is incredibly soft and lightweight. The adjustable strap allows for a looser fit that doesn't put too much pressure on the eyes/forehead. I'm very glad I picked this one because of the softness and comfort." —Scott Wilt

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 11 colors).

    6. A pair of handy compression socks that'll help boost your circulation during that 12-hour flight, because swollen feet when you're trying to explore Florence is a no-no.


    Promising review: "My ankles got really swollen after a 14-hour plane ride last year, so I thought I would give these a try. I recently completed another 14-hour plane ride and these socks really did the job! I had them on for a good 24 hours straight and they remained comfortable the whole time. My ankles were not swollen, my legs and feet felt really good after the ride, and the socks stayed in place the whole time." —MYamo

    Get them from Amazon for $10.46+ (available in sizes S–XL and 12 colors).

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review on these compression socks here!

    7. A pair of comfy joggers so you can at least TRY to relax while you're up, up and away.


    Promising review: "These are very soft sweatpants! I wore them during a 10-hour flight, and I couldn't have been happier with them!" —Caitlin

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 22 colors).

    8. A pack of all-natural pills to hopefully prevent jet lag on those international trips by alleviating body stress and fatigue, because time zones are fake and should be eradicated immediately.


    Promising review: "I have to admit I was skeptical. I tried this product on a recent overnight flight to Barcelona. I took two upon takeoff, and two over the next four hours. I fell asleep for about three hours and then took two when we landed. For the first time EVER, I was able to remain awake all day and into the evening without being exhausted. I was able to adjust to the six hour time difference without a hitch. Highly recommend!" —Bonnie Gallant

    Get it from Amazon for $10.92.

    9. An anti-theft backpack to keep all your personal items nice and safe instead of auctioned off to the nearest buyer. Stolen shit always puts you in a bad mood.


    The main zipper is hidden at the back, so thieves can't get a handle on any of your stuff inside.

    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 $31.99 (available in three colors).

    10. A set of travel contact lens cases (with an actual mirror inside), because you actually need to see where you're going in order to actually get out of the airport and into the world.


    Promising review: "This thing is adorable. The little squeeze bottle only holds enough solution for maybe three days though, unless you don't clean your contacts very well and then maybe five days. The lens case cups are nice and deep even if they look a little small, and everything fits inside the case so neatly. I really like it, and it's much less stressful than trying to remember if I've left some necessary component of my contacts at home when I go on a trip." —DameEdna

    Get it from Amazon for $3.25 (available in nine colors).

    11. A pack of disposable silicone earplugs that'll help you say "GOODBYE" to discomfort. Ear pain during air travel is REAL, and babies have every reason to cry because of it. Just saying.


    Promising review: "I love this product! Every couple of trips, no matter what tricks I try, I cannot clear my ears. The ear pain is immense at takeoff (I completely understand why those babies and toddlers wail!), and then I'm hard of hearing for days. With these, that has never happened. A few other people near me had ear pain and I did not, so I was very grateful I'd bought this product." —Amy Clark

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $13.95.

    12. A travel toothbrush kit to keep your breath fresh AF even after you devoured whatever that "meal" they just served you.


    Promising review: "Perfect for taking on long flights when you want to freshen up before landing. Fits perfecly in carry-on totes." —Cool Parrot

    Get it from Amazon for $5.77.

    13. A blow-up footrest, because having your foot fall asleep and feeling pins and needles when you finally can walk around just isn't the wave.


    Promising review: "Buying a foot-rest pillow was the best decision I have made recently. It's perfect for long flights and can double as a bed for small children to rest on during flight. I recently traveled with my family, and my son rested on this pillow the entire way. It didn't take long to blow up and wasn't too difficult to deflate. Deflation is very fast. I just open the valve and the air inside was out within a few seconds." —Antonio

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in three colors).

    14. A pair of noise-canceling headphones perfect for blocking that screaming baby on that international journey.


    And it has up to 20 hours of listening time for those longer-than-life flights!

    Promising review: "These headphones are actually a little bit better than I thought when I decided to buy a pair. I wanted better quality in terms of hearing audio, but I'm not exactly someone who listens to music with devices all the time. This seemed to be the best choice, and I do think it's worth it. In terms of audio, it does sound crisp and clear...but at the same time can rock-out if you want to hear it full volume. The only real problem is one of the good features that it has, if you like to wear headphones for a long period of time it will feel slightly uncomfortable over the ears. But that gives superior sound, almost to the point where you could tune-out others around you." —로테군

    Get them from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in seven colors).

    Check out our picks for best over-ear Bluetooth headphones at three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews 🎶.

    15. A pack of cleansing wipes that'll be able to quickly scrub the smell and grime of dirty plane off you so you can go straight to a business meeting.


    Promising review: "I used these on a 22-hour international flight so I could freshen up. I loved it for that purpose, but also for excursions while on vacation. I took them when I went horseback riding, or if I was away from my hotel all day in very hot climates. They really did a great job of refreshing me just enough so I could be comfortable until I could actually shower."—Ashley M.

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    16. A foldable water bottle to bring with you through security in order to stay hydrated on the plane, because nothing is worse than a migraine from dehydration!


    Promising review: "We purchased two of these for our trip abroad and I have only one thing to say about it — it was the best purchase we made for the trip. They flattened down and fit into our backpack just fine. The minute we made it through the TSA checkpoint, we filled it up. It holds quite a bit of liquid, so we didn't have to fill up every five minutes during the trip like with some smaller-capacity bottles." —Sheryl

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in five colors).

    17. An inflatable travel pillow so you can fall face forward into sleep whenever your back is starting to ache in the cramped quarters of coach.


    It also includes an eye mask, earplugs, and a carry pouch.

    Promising review: "Extreme comfort is what you will get when you use this travel pillow. Allows for less contortion and more relaxation when in confined spaces. Super soft exterior and very easy/sturdy valve for inflation. I would recommend this especially for people with back issues." —Christopher Wolff

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    18. A travel-sized Mario Badescu face mist packed with aloe vera and rosewater designed to keep your skin feelin' fresh — because nothing wreaks havoc on your skin quite like travel does.

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    Promising review: "I use it as a refresher, not with makeup. It is nice and has a lovely floral scent. Not too strong, but relaxing. offers a nice burst of cool to your skin." —LLW

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    Check out our write-up on Mario Badescu Spray here!

    19. A pack of under-eye masks with added collegen to help your tired eyes feel refreshed and enriched.

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    Promising review: "These are very moist and leave the area under the eye feeling refreshed and hydrated for a long time. They stay exactly where you place them, I can even slip my glasses on if I need to and they don't interfere." —Krycek

    Get two packs of 30 sheets from Amazon for $6.99.

    20. A compact travel blanket that'll truly allow you to catch those precious winks of sleep during that red-eye so you won't have to take more vacation days once you actually get back home.


    Promising review: "Soft. Very nice blue color. Nice pouch. Similar weight to blankets provided by airline (as in, not terribly thick), but that's why it folds up so small. Softer than blankets provided by airlines. While the user is seated, the blanket covers a 5'6" person from shoulders to just above their ankles!" —IAppreciateReviews

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    21. A memory foam travel pillow with handy straps for the back of your seat's headrest so it can stray sturdy while you drift off to la la land.


    It also has 360-degree chin and head support and a higher neckline so your head isn't wobbling everywhere!

    Promising review: "I just got my Cabeau Evolution S3 Pillow and love the straps on the back. I hate it when I fall asleep on a flight and my head is bobbing around all over the place. The straps will also be nice when I have to get up on the flight so I don't have to figure out what to do with it while I'm up. It will just stay in place on my headrest. The pocket on the side is a nice size and is big enough to hold my iPhone 7 and leaves it sticking out just enough to make the earphone plug accessible." —Wayne

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in five colors).

    This won best high-priced travel pillow on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    22. A TSA-friendly five-piece travel skin-care kit complete with facial cleansing milk, facial mists, and hydrating eye cream and moisturizer to help you make the most out of your travel time.


    Promising review: "Love these products. I bought them because I travel a lot but now use them every day because they work so well at hydrating my skin and keeping my complexion smooth and bright. Have bought them for my friends. It's well priced and makes a nice gift." —Vanessa Abate Green

    Get it from Amazon for $49.

    Happy travelling!

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