Many of you will be flying this holiday season to see friends and family. I’m going to be packing my bags and flying overseas to Bangladesh next month. Not only is my flight 18 HOURS, it also has a 6 hour layover. I need to make sure I pack all the right things to make all that time go by quick.
Carry On Essentials For A Long Flight
Electronics: Living in a world of technology, this is a MUST. Load your laptop with movies or episodes of your favorite tv shows. If you’re taking your tablet, be sure to have your favorite magazines, books, audible books, etc. Load up your phone with music and favorite podcasts. Be sure to pack your headphones!
Catch some Z’s: During long flights I usually sneak in a nap. It’s the easiest way to kill time. Pack an eye mask to get an even better nap on the plane.
Let’s get comfy: What’s worse than sitting on a plane for hours on end? Sitting on a plane with the most uncomfortable clothes on. Wear loose-fitting clothes that are comfortable, have on comfy socks, and slip on shoes. Another tip, wear a blanket scarf. That way you can easily put it on and off depending on how you feel.
Journaling: I’m really big on journaling. I always keep my little black moleskin journal with me at all times to write down what ever’s on my mind. Sitting on a plane gives you a lot of “you” time, so write down any ideas, doodle, etc.
Water: HYDRATE HYDRATE HYDRATE! It’s very important to stay hydrated when you’re flying! Easiest way is to pack a reusable water bottle like the Swell Bottles.
Snack: The tiny snacks provided by the flight does not cut it for me, so I always make sure to pack a light snack with me. Whether it’s a bag of chips or a granola bar, pack something that you enjoy to eat and that will give you energy.
Makeup bag: I don’t carry my whole makeup collection with me on the plane, but I do carry the essentials: blotting powder with a mirror, mascara, and my Rosebud lip balm.
Hygiene products: You don’t want to be that girl/guy on a plane who smells awful! Keep face wipes, deodorant, travel size perfume, and moisturizer and to use when needed.
With all of those items listed, I use a carry on luggage and a tote purse. The tote has all of my important documentation and easily accessible go to items I need on the plane.
Happy and safe travels you guys!