If you’re heading overseas anytime soon, you might be wondering how to make that long haul flight as comfortable as possible.
Your carry on bag and what you pack in it is definitely the key to comfort success.
For most of us
12 essential items to take in your carry on bag
1. A clear sealable bag
This is required for any liquids, aerosols or gels you will be taking on board. They must be 100mls or less in volume and include items such as toothpaste, deodorant and face oils – visit Department of Home Affairs for the official Australian guidelines.
You can use any clear sealable bag,
2. A sleep mask
Popping a silk sleep mask on before trying to origami yourself into a comfortable semi-upright sleeping position in economy kind of makes things feel slightly luxurious.
Mine is from Goodnight co
3. lip balm
A must for protecting your lips from the dry in-flight air.
4. facial wipes
When I’m up in the air, I like to remove my makeup and a decent facial wipe does the trick.
They’re also handy for wiping up any spills you or your kids might have during the flight.
5. face oil
A face oil is an inflight essential for me. Flying can wreak havoc on my skin, often leaving it feeling dry, dehydrated and puffy – not the best way to start a holiday!
Sleep On It® is my face oil of choice for a couple of reasons.
It’s absorbsquickly into the skin, giving an instant boost of hydration.
- The gently infused lavender and chamomile essential oils smell amazing, especially when there’s no fresh air happening for 10 or so hours.
6. toothbrush & toothpaste
I use a travel size toothpaste and keep my toothbrush in a travel container.
Leave the roll-on deodorant at home and use a stick deodorant while up in the air.
The pressure in the cabin will cause the roll-on ball to pop out of
8. daily medications
Pack these in your carry on, just in case your luggage gets lost. Check with your GP before flying if you need a letter to present at customs.
ipad/ lap top + chargers
You’ll be able to use them inflight and you’ll also have them with you when you reach your destination. Yes, it’s a pain to have to haul them out of your carry on when you go through customs, but if your luggage is lost you’ll be pleased you can access the internet and/or make phone calls ASAP.
10. travel documents
You’ll probably need to complete some form of paperwork during the flight – or maybe do a crossword – so a pen is a must.
12. warm jumper or wrap/poncho
It can get quite cold on a plane, so bringing a warm jumper or wrap/poncho is definitely
Are you going on a long haul flight anytime soon? Do you have an essential carry on