Remaining comfortable and prepared while traveling is an important aspect to a stress free, enjoyable trip. We know it can sometimes be hard to get organized and remember everything you may need to feel comfortable along the way. Check out the top most important things to bring with you on each and every flight you take!
One of the most important things to remember to pack in your carry-on bag is any medication that you absolutely need. If you happened to be delayed, or even worse, your bags are lost or end up in another airport, the last thing you want to be separated from are your prescriptions! Be sure to keep medications, moisturizers, eye drops, lip balm, and any other personal necessities you may need if you have to be away from your luggage for an extended period of time.
You never know how long you will be waiting around while traveling so make sure you pack a few things to keep yourself entertained. Be sure to keep your electronics fully charged so you can listen to music, watch movies, or play games. It’s also a good idea to pack a book or magazine, and a notebook and pen to keep yourself occupied when you aren’t able to use electronic devices.
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A few years ago flights didn’t offer many options other than a few types of juice and soda and a package of peanuts. Now a days most airlines offer a complete menu that offers passengers anything from complete meals, to Wi-Fi access, to entertainment including television and movies. Passengers can opt for these flight enhancements just by paying with a credit card, so be sure to have it on hand if you’re looking for extra accommodations.
If you have flown before you know that most flights can get chilly. Going from extreme weather differences from destination to destination can also affect how cold or hot you are. Be sure to wear layers of clothing and always have a sweater or jacket on hand. Scarves are also ideal for keeping you warm and doubling as a pillow or blanket onboard.
Since snack and meal options are becoming much more prevalent on flights around the world, this also means freebies are becoming less and less common. If you want to save some money be sure to pack a few snacks in case you get hungry or your stomach is upset. Don’t forget chewing gum to help your ears pop onboard, and that full water bottles won’t make it through security.
*Be sure to follow the Transportation Security Administration’s 3-1-1 rule for carry-on liquids and gels: containers must be 3.4 ounces or smaller and fit inside a clear, 1-quart, zip-top bag (one bag per passenger). Visit the TSA website (www.tsa.gov) for guidelines, including those for liquid prescription medications.
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