Your big trip is right around the corner and you’re trying to decide between what’s important enough for you to carry on the plane and what should be checked. Well, I’m here to help. A carry-on is a regulated bag that airlines let you bring onto the cabin. Each airline has different restrictions so it’s important for you to check out the guidelines for the one you’re flying with. (If you’re curious about which bag is best for your trip, check out Inevitably Elsewhere’s informative post here)
So, what are the most important items that you need to pack in your Carry-on? Here are a few that I believe are musts:Basically, these include anything that you don’t want to lose. Electronics, jewelry, or other expensive items should be packed in your carry-on. Unfortunately, checking your luggage can be incredibly problematic due to the way airlines handle it all. Not to scare you or anything, but keep this in consideration to remain on the safe side. I.D’s, passports, and flight tickets should be on your person to avoid the chances that they get misplaced or stolen. What you can do is make photocopies of each and stow them away in checked luggage in case something happens to your carry-on.Portable chargers are incredibly convenient when flying for long periods of time. Especially if you’re flying economy where shared outlets are the norm. Most planes offer places to charge your various electronics, but having your own to charge more than one device at a time is better. Also, don’t forget to bring all necessary cords along with you.
I use the Anker Powercore since it’s a powerful, reliable, mobile charging bank.The worst feeling is arriving to your destination all grungy and soiled. Keep in mind that you don’t need to pack an entire outfit; however, a change of underwear and a new shirt should make you feel refreshed after a long flight. Additionally, you may want to opt for an extra pair of socks if you’re prone to sweating down there. You want to check with your airlines first to see what their guidelines are for toiletries. At the very least, travel-sized deodorant, toothbrush, and toothpaste should be enough. If you lose your luggage, you’re equipped with the bare necessities.This one is important. All medicine should be in their original packaging and you should bring ALL of it with you. Don’t just bring enough to last you for a day because, again, you won’t know the fate of your checked luggage. If you have liquid medication make sure you get a doctor’s not to avoid problems.
What are some items that you can’t do without during a flght? I’m curious, let me know in the comments!