This Ultimate List of What To Pack In Your Carry-On Bag will help you be prepared with all In-Flight essentials to help you get to your destination in comfort and with everything you need!
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You never know what may happen to your luggage. There are countless stories of where luggage has been lost or delayed. Plus, waiting on luggage at the baggage claim can be a pain, especially if everything you need is packed in them and not in a carry-on. That’s why one of the most important things to do is pack your carry-on with the essential items.
So what should you pack in your carry-on bag?
It really all depends on your individual needs and preferences. These are a few recommended travel essentials to pack.
You never want to be without your valuables and keeping them on the plane with you is something that all travelers should do. You may need important papers and prescriptions during your flight, so you want to have those handy if you do need them.
Travel Insurance information
Passport or Visa
Copy of any other important travel documents
Cash, Credit Cards and Debit Cards
Book (if you don’t use your Kindle for reading)
Taking a first aid kit with you can be helpful. Many kits come with allergy meds, antidiarrheal meds, pain relievers and other essential items. These can be handy to have with you during the flight or while you’re at the airport.
Bath and Body Essentials
Travel size items are best because you do have to follow the rules from the TSA. Liquids should be in containers that are no more than 3.4 ounces and they do need to be placed in a clear, quart-sized plastic bag.
Feminine hygiene products
You always want to take at least one extra outfit in your carry-on bag. If your luggage gets delayed or lost, having an extra set of clothes will come in handy. You’ll want to take an extra pair of shoes, but make sure they match both outfits so you can save space.
Sweater or light jacket to keep warm
1-2 pair of pants
Compression socks for long flights to help protect you from travel-related DVT/blood clot
Shoes and socks
Scarf or travel wrap
Tip: Roll your clothes as tight and small as you can to help keep from getting wrinkled. It will also save you more room for other items and essentials.
Food and Snacks
Water (to help you stay hydrated)
If you’re traveling on a long flight, you’ll need to be able to rest to help avoid jet lag.
Everyone has different packing styles and items they may need within their reach. It’s so important to take advantage of those carry-on options when traveling so you know you have everything you need in case there is a delay or if you must wait around for your luggage. Having these carry-ons can get you through until all o your luggage is available.
Always check with the airline your flying so you know the rules and guidelines they give you for carry-ons that way it’s an easy go when it comes to security.