10 Things You Pack In Your Carry-On Now, Or Realize You Should Have At 20,000 Feet
Start writing a post

10 Things You Pack In Your Carry-On Now, Or Realize You Should Have At 20,000 Feet

These basic necessities will help your long flight be easy breezy and hassle-free.

10 Things You Pack In Your Carry-On Now, Or Realize You Should Have At 20,000 Feet
Matt Brandon

Packing can be a crazy fiasco if you don't have an organized system, or if you are just throwing things into random bags. With the bag size requirements and the TSA rules, packing can seem impossible, but as long as you keep these 10 items in your carry-on, your travels will be easy, breezy, beautiful.

1. Collapsible Water Bottle (or regular bottle) with a Filtering System

Waters can be so overpriced at the airport and when your on the plane the tiny bottles can barely keep you hydrated during your flight. After you get through security, fill it up with tap water and enjoy. When you are done you can just roll it back up and throw it back in your carry on, or even clip it to the outside of your carry-on.

2. Portable Charger/ Phone Charger

Since your phone is your primary source of everything during the flying process, investing in a portable charger is definitely not a waste. Never again will you have to fight for a charger against the wall or at those crowded tables, now you can keep a charge at your gate, or even on the plane, As your ticket, entertainment, and way of communication during travel, you should never go without a charge.

3. Important Documents

Obviously, you should keep your passport, wallet, and flight ticket with you at all times of travel, but don't forget about other documents like your travel itinerary, hotel reservations, and even your transportation or car rental reservations. It's always smart to have a backup printed version of all your mobile reservations, just in case you didn't pack your portable charger.

4. Valuables

Keep all things valuable to you in your carry-on. Camera's, laptops, jewelry, and anything of importance should be with you during your trip because while airports are doing much better at preventing airport theft, there are still some incidents in where important items seem to go missing.

5. Extra Clothes

A hoodie and fuzzy socks are a must on longer flights because the cabin of the plane gets pretty chilly once you reach the higher altitudes. It's never a bad idea to also bring an opposite item of clothing to what you are wearing. For example, if you have shorts bring a pair of pants and vice versa.

6. Good Snack

While soda and a bag of pretzels do sound quite luxurious, packing your favorite snack (or snacks), can make your trip so much better. Also, snacking on good food makes time go by so much quicker.

7. Toiletries

Being in a confined space, really close to a bunch of random people, you can't forget to stay fresh! Have a toothbrush, some travel-size toothpaste, a sheet face mask, facial wipes, and most importantly you cant forget lip balm and moisturizer because the high altitude can be extremely dry.


Planes are low-key kind of nasty because you don't know who sat in your seat before you, so don't forget to bring your handy dandy sanitizer. You can use it to sanitize the seats, the trays, even the seat belts.

9. Entertainment

Pick up some magazines, a book, or bring a tablet, because of most flights ofter on-flight wifi and entertainment, so you can watch the most recent blockbusters. If you don't want to deal with a tablet you can use your phone or download lots of movies onto your phone.

If you just have your phone, Netflix allows you to download some TV shows to watch when you don't have wifi. Here's a tip for hand's free entertainment on your phone. Pack a ziplock baggie, and then place your phone inside, and close it into your seat tray.

Here's an example:

10. Do not Disturb

Lastly, don't forget your eyemasks, earbuds, or headphones. Nothing's worse than being on a plane with noisy people, or you get sat next to that person who wants to tell you their whole life story, and all you're trying to do is take a power nap.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

6 Things Owning A Cat Has Taught Me

This one's for you, Spock.

6 Things Owning A Cat Has Taught Me
Liz Abere

Owning a pet can get difficult and expensive. Sometimes, their vet bills cost hundreds of dollars just for one visit. On top of that, pets also need food, a wee wee pad for a dog, a litter box with litter for a cat, toys, and treats. Besides having to spend hundreds of dollars on them, they provide a great companion and are almost always there when you need to talk to someone. For the past six years, I have been the proud owner of my purebred Bengal cat named Spock. Although he's only seven years and four months old, he's taught me so much. Here's a few of the things that he has taught me.

Keep Reading...Show less

Kinder Self - Eyes

You're Your Own Best Friend

Kinder Self - Eyes

It's fun to see all of the selfies on social media, they are everywhere. I see pictures with pouty lips, duck lips and pucker lips. I see smokey eyes, huge fake lashes and nicely done nose jobs, boob jobs and butt lifts. Women working out in spandex, tiny tops and flip flops. I see tight abs and firm butts, manicured nails and toes, up dos and flowing hair. "Wow", I think to myself," I could apply tons of make-up, spend an hour on my hair, pose all day and not look like that. Maybe I need a longer stick!"

Keep Reading...Show less

Rap Songs With A Deeper Meaning

Rap is more than the F-bomb and a beat. Read what artists like Fetty, Schoolboy Q, Drake, and 2Pac can teach you.

Rap artist delivers performance on stage
Photo by Chase Fade on Unsplash

On the surface, rap songs may carry a surface perception of negativity. However, exploring their lyrics reveals profound hidden depth.Despite occasional profanity, it's crucial to look beyond it. Rap transcends mere wordplay; these 25 song lyrics impart valuable life lessons, offering insights that extend beyond the conventional perception of rap music.

Keep Reading...Show less

21 Drinks For Your 21st Birthday

Maybe don't try them all in one day...

21 Drinks For Your 21st Birthday

My 21st birthday is finally almost here. In honor of finally turning 21, I thought I'd share 21 fun drinks since it's finally legal for me to drink them.

Some of these drinks are basic, but some of them are a little more interesting. I thought they all looked pretty good and worth trying, so choose your favorites to enjoy at your big birthday bash!

Keep Reading...Show less

Ancient Roman Kings: 7 Leaders of Early Rome

The names and dates of the reigns of the first four kings, as well as the alternation of Sabin and Latin names, are more legendary than historical. The last three kings, of Etruscan origin, have an existence which seems less uncertain.

inside ancient roman building
Photo by Chad Greiter on Unsplash

It is evident that all this is only a legend although archeology shows us little by little that these kings if they did not exist as the ancient history, describes them, have at least in the very Outlines were real as chief of a shepherd’s tribe. The period when kings ruled Rome could estimate at 245 years.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments