What to Pack for a Flight to Paris

March 15, 2023

Paris Travel Outfit

With Paris travel booming again this year, I know so many of you are preparing for flights to Paris. As the founder of En Route to Rêverie I have taken loads of red eye flights from New York City to Paris and have a variety of tips and products I always have with me that today I am sharing with you! Prepare to be prepared as you read on!

What to Pack for a Flight to Paris

What to Pack for a flight to Paris

Truffle Clarity Cases

These pouches may not look like much but it is not only TSA approved but it is also my go-to to put a few in-flight beauty essentials in as well as some makeup to apply once I arrive to my hotel. Often times when you arrive from a red eye to Paris you’re too early to check into your hotel so having some makeup to put on (without having to fly in it!) is so helpful. I’ll also throw in a face wipe or two and a tooth brush. It ensures I can feel a bit more human again before setting out for the day while I await my room to be ready.

Travel Cases

I also own the Truffle Jetset Cases which I use for all my toiletry products I am checking.

(By the way – these travel cases make for great gift ideas!)

Lumify Eye Drops

I love these eye drops! They go to work in 1 minute and results last up to 8 hours. Eyes are whiter, brighter and more radiant – perfect for when you’re not getting your best sleep while traveling. I put them in my carry on and then use them when I land in Paris.

Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask

This stuff is so great to serve as in-flight mask and moisturizer in one. You don’t have to remove it so it is perfect for travel and it helps fight the dehydration I often experience on long flights.

Lip Mask

My lips get so dehydrated when I fly so I always have a lip mask in a pouch with me to reapply throughout the travel day as needed. This is a long time favorite of mine and I like that it comes with a little spatula to keep things a bit more sanitary.


A god-send! This is great for days where you don’t want to deal with the anxiety of finding an outlet to charge your phone. It lasts for several hours and goes to work quickly.

Bose Noise Cancelling Wireless headphones

I haven’t gotten on a plane without my noise cancelling headphones in over eight years. They work to drown out background noise on plans and help me be able to get some sleep and also lower my anxiety on flights that have a lot going on (loud talkers, crying children, etc, etc, etc.) 

HydroFlask Water Bottle

I’m so glad I have always started carrying a reusable water bottle with me. No more plastic bottle waste and I can ensure I always am hydrated.

Cuyana Tote

My go-to bag when I travel. It fits everything I need and is super durable. I find it is better to travel with than a more structured tote. I have it in a few colors and love that they can be monogrammed. 

Pocket Sized Hair Brush

I always have this pocket sized hair brush on me for travel days. It ensures I can give my hair a bit of a fix once I arrive in Paris. 

Tumi Weekender

This is my secret weapon for long trips or for trips I may want to do some shopping on. I bring it on the plane with me with any valuables I don’t feel comfortable checking but I also leave some room to spare for any items I may pick up on my travels that may not fit on my suitcase.


If you’re like me and like to watch a movie in flight as you enjoy dinner before dozing off, but want to do so wirelessly, you’ll want to have this handy device. It allows you to wirelessly transmit audio from in-flight entertainment to your AirPods or other wireless headphones.

Leather Pouch

I travel with loads of pouches and use one like this for medicine and another one for cords and chargers!

Tech Carry-All

This sleeve keeps my laptop protected while I travel and even has additional pockets where I can slide in my Kindle. 


This heavy duty magnet makes traveling with a hat a snap! It is a game changer.

Cuyana Passport Holder

This is more for looks than practicality but I love having my passport tucked into this personalized holder. I think it makes a great gift for friends who love to travel as well.

A Universal Charger

This is my charger for all overseas trips. Love that it has a USB port for easy phone charging. I keep it with me so I can charge my phone on the plane or at the hotel when I arrive and not spend time looking for it in my luggage.

If you tend to swell on flights, compression socks will be a game changer for you. I usually change into them once I’m in my seat.

White + Warren Cashmere Travel Wrap

I am generally always cold on airplanes so I got this wrap and now bring it on every flight with me. I own it in two colors – it’s that good. It’s also great to have on days where the weather may change and you want an extra layer to wrap around you. It is so soft and I love that it wraps entirely around your body to make sure you’re warm and cozy on flights.

Slip Silk Eye Mask

I never leave home without an eye mask. I use it on red eyes religiously and sometimes in hotels too. I think it is key to getting sleep on a flight to Paris so I can arrive more well-rested.


Given you never know what sleeping conditions you’ll get when traveling, I always have earplugs with me. This pair is particularly good at noise reduction and I love that they come with a carrying case making them extra travel ready. Usually I don’t have to use them on planes since I have my Bose headphones on, but if a flight is particularly noisy or disruptive, I’ll double up with these and my noise cancelling headphones. 

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And if you want a comfy bra to wear on the long flight, I highly recommend this one.

I’d love to know what in-flight essentials you always pack with you? Hope you find this post helpful as you plan your flight to Paris! Need more inspiration? Check out my Paris Packing Lists by season!

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  1. Susan Dunlop says:

    Very helpful post – thank you!

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