Essential carry-on items for long haul flights?
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Jul 10, 2012 12:38 PM Last Post By: llally86
Jun 24, 2012 7:46 AM
Jun 24, 2012 7:53 AM
Jun 24, 2012 10:14 AM
2Flight Socks - always. Kindle (best thing I've ever bought for travelling - ever). Bottle of water (buy at one of the shops airside 'cos if you buy it landside they'll take it off you at security). Fill up your bottle at every opportunity, pick an aisle seat and drink plenty. Disposable Ear Plugs (get them at Boots also). I also pack a few snacks, grain bars etc., so you can snack if you don't feel like eating at meal times. Also wear sensible loose fitting clothes with long sleeves - cardigan or a very light fleece are ideal (it can get cold after a few hours). Small pack of ant-acids.. time zone changes can do odd things to your stomach.
Jun 24, 2012 2:15 PM
3an empty water bottle comes through security with me, then I fill it up airside, and ask the cabin crew to refill it at intervals, as the tiny glasses of water are never enough. moisturiser for the inevitable itchy nose, and lipsalve. Small snacks and stomach medication, night flights really disagree with me although day flights are all right.
My MP3 and headphones. Not a phone, although if I had one it would be in my hand luggage for security. A couple of books and maybe a magazine as a treat.
top tip - never get on a plane hungry, first meal can take ages! Also never get on to a plane if you need the toilet, make that last pitstop on land. :-)
Jun 24, 2012 4:34 PM
4I carry clothes for the next day in case mine don't arrive. Swimsuit too if I'm going to a beach destination. I also bring toiletries including a little toothbrush, toothpaste, face wash, soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant and sunscreen. I've never lost luggage but I've been with friends who have, and it's really sucked.
Because of where I live pretty much every flight involves multiple transfers. I stockpile wordy magazines like the New Yorker in anticipation of trips, read them as I go, and toss them when I'm done. I also bring an iPod, which I will sometimes also load up with a season or two of a TV show.
I usually bring snacks including protein bars and homemade trail mix, and will buy water at the airport.
And everything that I would normally have in a purse, like a pen and notebook, lip balm, wallet, etc. I have a cheap old cell phone that I pack without a SIM card. Then I buy a SIM card upon arrival. During the journey I use the phone to keep track of what time it is.
Jun 25, 2012 7:01 AM
Jun 27, 2012 6:59 PM
Jun 28, 2012 9:32 AM
7mp3, kindle or ipad
longsleeve shirt or cardigan if you travel in summer. It usually very cool in the plane.
earbud and neck pillow if you'd like to have a good rest.
wear comfortable shoes or bring a pair of slipper, otherwise your feet may swell after long flight.
necessary toiletries such as face wipe, hand cream, moisturizer, lip balm and toner spay in case your face and hands dry out.
Jun 28, 2012 9:23 PM
Jul 5, 2012 10:58 AM
Jul 8, 2012 6:36 PM
10I find I get so dehydrated that i aways bring moisturiser for face/body and drink as much water as i can.
Also, i had my luggage go missing and turn up 5 days later once, on a day i didn't even put a jersey into my carry on - so i now carry a spare pair of undies and socks as well as a jersey. Almost all the long haul flights give you a toothbrush so i just use that.
Jul 10, 2012 5:11 AM
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