It took me 24 hours to fly from Guam to New York, and there are 6 items I wish I had brought in my carry-on 6 and I couldn’t have survived without

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Knowing exactly what to pack in your carry-on for a long haul flight can be tricky. You only have so much room in your bag, but going without your carry-on essentials on a long flight can be excruciating.
When I traveled recently with United Airlines from Guam to New York, it took about 24 hours including layovers.
While I made sure to pack everything I needed to stay entertained during my flights, I didn’t think to pack overnight essentials like a toothbrush or deodorant.
Since this is a trip I plan to take often, I made a list of things I’m glad I brought in my carry-on bag and other things I longed for during this 3-leg trip.
I’ll be sure to bring everything on this long-haul flight packing list next time, and you can, too.
Here are 12 things you should bring in your carry-on for your next long-haul flight.
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When I flew from Guam to New York, it took 24 hours and included three flights and two layovers.

I brought everything I needed to keep myself busy for such a long trip …

… but there are some items that would have made the trip more comfortable without taking up much more space in my carry-on.

I wish I brought my refillable water bottle with me on this trip. I didn’t because I thought it would take up too much space in my bag …

… but I didn’t think about the fact that hydration is a necessity, and I’d need to purchase a plastic water bottle during my trip anyway. The air on flights is also very dehydrating, and I felt that acutely on this trip.

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So I’m glad I brought lip balm to keep my lips from getting dry.

But there are other toiletries I wish I had with me, like lotion, which was provided in the bathroom on one of my flights but not the other two.

I don’t normally go 24 hours without brushing my teeth, and if you don’t either, I’d suggest bringing a toothbrush.

Being in and out of slumber all day made my mouth taste and smell bad. I wish I had tossed my toothbrush into my carry-on for this trip.

But at least I had gum — though it didn’t satisfy my craving for fresh, clean teeth.

I knew I’d get sweaty since I was traveling through tropical climates, so I’m glad I brought a change of clothes.

Changing during my layover in Hawaii made me feel a little fresher for my next flight …

… but deodorant would have made me feel even cleaner. I’ll grab a stick next time I make this trek.

I wish I brought Advil, too. Dry air on planes can cause migraines, according to Business Insider.

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And I definitely experienced some headaches throughout my trip.

Thankfully my step-grandma gifted me this neck pillow for Christmas.

It’s not your average neck pillow — it wraps around your neck 1.5 times. This makes it much easier to find …read more

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