Everything You Need to Put an End to In-Flight Boredom (Forever)
In the right setting, boredom can be pleasant — a rare moment when the world seems to slow its pace. But being bored and stuck, as on an airplane? That’s far from enjoyable. Whether a multi-leg, long-haul journey or hourlong flight, a quality movie or full-season binge helps to pass the time (and calm nerves among anxious flyers). With airlines nixing seat-back screens, in-flight wi-fi remaining unreliable and some carriers prohibiting the use of cell phones, it’s wise to bring your own entertainment. That means downloading movies in advance, investing in a case that doubles as a stand and carrying a power bank with industry-leading output. Below, find five lightweight, packable essentials to stash in your carry-on, plus three apps that allow for offline media viewing, to keep you entertained and get you to your destination a little faster (if only in your imagination).