Red Eye Flight Survival Tips

I am back from Florida, it was a quick trip over the weekend and because I had a tight schedule I did not want to use a day to travel – the solution – the Red Eye flight. I am used to flying, even so nowadays I try to look for more convenient flights and times than a few years back. I particularly do not like long layovers, hanging out at the airport is clearly not my favorite past time.

So last Friday I took the Red Eye from LAX to Fort Lauderdale. I left straight from the dance studio after a full day of teaching. Being a dancer for a long time I use airplane time to do one thing – sleep. I want to share some tips and experiences with you how to get some sleep on a plane and arrive rested at your destination:

(This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links)

Earplugs: An absolute must have on every flight. Whatever it is – a screaming child, two ladies chatting loudly right behind you… this is the one and only thing that will save you and help you to at least some sleep

Eye Mask: No disturbances from reading lights, TV, computer screens and early morning sunshine coming in from the windows. You can sleep until touchdown or when the flight attendant asks you to put your backrest into the upright position…

Face moisturizer: Moisture is key when you are on an airplane, I always have a little face water spray with me. It is refreshing, especially after a good sleep, ready for a new day at your destination.


Cashmere Wrap: It can be freezing on an airplane and goosebumps are a certain way to keep you awake. You want to snuggle into a warm and cozy large and soft wrap, ready for a good night sleep above the clouds


Travel Toothbrush: On long haul flights my routine is to settle in and watch a movie and have dinner. Afterwards I go to refresh myself and brush my teeth and get ready for my good night sleep. A travel toothbrush is an absolute must have for me.



Earphones: Wether I want to watch a movie or just want to cancel out some more noise, I bring earphones – my Beats to be exact. For flying I do not like the ear buts, I like the big earphones. If it is very noisy on the plane I even wear them over my earplugs to cancel out more noise. A lifesaver sometimes.



Travel Pillow: Since I have a spine injury I have to support my neck and head when I am sleeping so a travel pillow is another must have for me for traveling.

Socks: Especially on long haul flights I like to slip into some cozy, comfy, warm, snuggly socks. It keeps my feet warm and cozy and adds to more comfort.

Moisturizing Cream: Moisturizing is key on a flight so I always have a little bit of extra cream with me. I use it for hands and face so I do not have to bring too many products.

I hope you have a great flight and get some rest! xoxo BB