All You Need For The Perfect Carry-On Bag
Whether you travel once a year or once a week, it’s crucial that bring along all the travel essentials. Moreover, you need to know what pack in your carry-on bag. And I don't mean your carry-on suitcase, because that differs depending on where you are going, the time of year, and on the duration of your trip. However, besides the obvious—your phone, ID, passport, wallet, and boarding pass—remember to pack these next time you’re taking off.
Eye Mask and Ear Plugs
Eye masks are important, even if your flight occurs in the middle of the day, because you might be tired enough to take a nap. If the person sitting next to you won't shut the window, an eye mask will help. Similarly, you might want ear plugs to block out any sound.
Earbuds or Headphones
Unless you can manage a flight without a playlist or a podcast, you don’t want to forget a pair of earbuds or headphones.
A Magazine or Book
While it may be more fun to watch a TV show or your favorite movie, it's better for your mind if you read. So, bring a stack of your favorite magazines or a book you’re trying to get through and read for the duration of the flight. You don’t have to read a historical biography in order to stimulate the mind. Any reading you may do is much, but reading is considerably more stimulating for the mind than is staring at a screen.
200 people stuffed into an aircraft can make your flight feel stuffy. To help you cope with the cramped and poorly ventilated flight, bring a facial mist to spray on yourself when you’re in need of some fresh air. (Your neighbors might even want a spritz).
The plane temperature is always unpredictable. Sometimes it's hot, sometimes it's cold! To err on the side of caution, bring a scarf or a beanie to keep warm in case the plane is too cold.
Hand Sanitizer and Wipes
Planes are complete with germs, so to avoid contracting an airborne illness, bring hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes. Protect yourself as soon as you get to your seat by wiping down your seat. Extra, sure, but at least you won’t get sick.
You might consider bringing a wristwatch with you on your next flight. They’re more reliable than most, if not all, modern cell phones and can add a lot to an outfit. Plus, you’ll be able to track how much longer you have left on the flight.
Lip Balm and Lotion
Planes are depleted of any and all moisture, so moisturize and protect your lips and skin by bringing lip balm and lotion with you.
Essential oils are, well, essential to your next trip. And different oils reap different benefits. If you're feeling nauseous, try Lemon or Peppermint essential oils. Having flight anxiety? Try Lavender.
What are your must-haves for airplane travel?