Look, I am only going to say this once: if you fly, on a plane, with any regularity, there is something you need. I have decided that I can no longer fly without mine, and the few times I've tried to do it, I have regretted it instantly. No, it is not a lifesize cutout of Prince Harry*, but it is pretty close in its awesomeness.
It is a white noise app.
Friends, I cannot adequately express the lifechanging qualities of the white noise app. Is there a baby screaming in 14F? Is there an annoying conversation going on in 24C? Are you peculiarly bothered by top volume rap at 6:15am, particularly when it is spilling out of the tinny headphones of your neighbor in 7A?
White noise app, white noise app, white noise app. Turn it on, plug in your headphones, block it all out. Nothing will get past your white noise app.
I have one that seems to just be called, rather creatively, "White Noise App." It is made by TM Soft and it was free. While I usually just put it on "white noise," it has a bunch of other settings as well. One of them is "airplane" which seems a little counterintuitive---does it include babies screaming, annoying conversations, and top volume rap? Then how is it authentic?---but whatever floats your boat, I guess. Or, rather, keeps your plane aloft.
*Can you imagine trying to bring that as your carry-on? Would you get upgraded? Would you get chased, Justin Bieber style? Would you have to walk Harry through the metal detectors or would that count as two people going through at once? Is there a rule against bringing cardboard cutouts of royal family members on commercial flights? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. Let me try and find out.