Now more than ever, the airports are crowded, and people are stressed about travel. For a long time, no one was able to get on a plane to go places and now it seems like the whole world wants to travel again.
Some of us have forgotten the routine and process of flying. We all need a refresher every now and again.
When you are traveling again and want to think about what you should bring on a plane, below are some items you should bring and the best way to bring them.
Hygiene & Cosmetics
One of the most important things to pack are your hygiene and cosmetic items. Of course, you need to make sure that every item you have is under the maximum number of ounces approved by airport security. If they aren’t, you could try to put them in your checked luggage, but every airline has different stipulations about liquids in bags that go under the plane.
A common disappointment is when people try to bring fragrances. Can you take perfumes or body sprays? Can you take cologne on a plane? The answer is yes, but most bottles of cologne and perfume are above the maximum amount of liquid allowed. So, you will either need to buy a travel fragrance or put the liquid into a smaller bottle.
Vitamins & Prescriptions
A tricky item to bring is pills. You probably need to bring a prescription and some vitamins or supplements with you. It’s important to think about this carefully. You should always bring your prescription when you’re taking powerful drugs, but you should also be careful about your vitamins and supplements.
Don’t mix and match too much or that will look suspicious. You should also keep down the number of pills you bring. It might be helpful to rip off the label and put it in the bag with the pills. Whatever you are bringing with you, be mindful about what the security might think. You don’t want to have to throw them away and buy new ones when you arrive.
Headphones can be a lifesaver on a long flight. Don’t use the airline’s headphones, though. Bring your own. The best-case scenario is to bring sound-canceling headphones with you on the plane. That way, even if you don’t want to listen to something you can put them on to cancel out the noise of the plane and the people around you.
Whether you want to watch a movie, listen to a podcast, put on some music, or just fall asleep, headphones that can cancel other sounds are quite valuable on any flight.
A lot of people overlook the clothes they are wearing on a flight. They dress like they normally would. For seasoned travelers, it’s all about comfort. Some people like to wear shorts on a flight to avoid getting sweaty when you are seated for hours at a time.
Other people like to avoid getting cold and bring a sweater. Light shirts and layers are the way to go because you can change what you are wearing based on how you are feeling at the given moment. A great thing to do is to bring an extra change of clothes on the plane. It is a refresh you might need mid-flight.
Now that people are flying more consistently again, we are all getting back on the bicycle of travel. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or are nervous to get back into airports, these items, and the proper way to bring them will enable you to travel more effectively. Enjoy your flight and your destination the way you want to!