In my opinion, the carry-on bag(s) is the most important bag you bring with you. You have it with you the whole trip so you have to make sure everything you are going to need the whole time traveling is included. I always bring some sort of big bag and my purse. Generally the big bag is a backpack but on a couple trips I’ve opted for my Longchamp bag instead. Whether I take a backpack or tote, here are a few things I always make sure I have, no matter how long the flight or drive is.
One of the most important things to remember. I just use the earbuds that come with my phone, nothing fancy, but they get the job done!
The dry air in planes can really take a tole so I always make sure to have chapstick on me. Honestly, chapstick is something I have with me no matter what. I believe it is a life essential.
I like to have something to read, especially on short flights. Listening to music and reading can be the perfect way to kill time waiting for a plane or on the plane!
I always take an empty water bottle through security and then fill it up at a water fountain or get water somewhere once I find my gate. Staying hydrated is definitely important during travels.
For longer flights I like to rent movies on my computer and other times I can be super productive during flights! Either way, it’s always a good idea to have your computer with you for work or entertainment.
It doesn’t matter if it’s 100 degrees outside, I can always guarantee the airport and plane will be cold. Sometimes big sweaters can double as blankets!
A lot of times, people will write about how they bring a change of clothes and basic toiletries, maybe I’m too trusting but I’ve never done that. I try to keep my carry-on bags light and at the size where I can just shove them under the seat without having to worry about overhead storage space.
What are some things you always make sure to have with you during flights?