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19 Mar 2015

CARRY ON PACKING LIST FOR LONG-HAUL FLIGHTS


I take a lot of long-haul flights. From visiting my family in Shanghai to the multi-country trips Jarv and I take, I have been flying long distance on a pretty regular basis since I was 12 years old and spending summers with my best friend in Sardinia (back when I lived in China). Last year alone I took about 27 flights, a third of which were five hours or longer.

As a result, I think I am a seasoned enough flyer to have my carry-on packing technique down to an  art. Here's what I always take with me on board.


Entertainment

Phone/tablet charger

Magazine/book

Earphones and music ready to go


Health & Beauty

Face cream

Hand cream

Hand sanitiser
Because I'm a little bit OCD when it comes to sanitation.

Travel-sized deodorant

Vaseline/lip balm

Eye drops
My eyes get so dry during flights. I wear lenses so I take these out and wear glasses - I'll never risk getting an eye ulcer again!

Medicine
Pepto tablets for stomach trouble/nausea
Paracetamol for headaches.


Other

A piece of fruit/healthy snack
As much as I love nibbling on in-flight snacks, healthy options are usually limited, and I don’t want to start my holiday feeling crappy before arrival.

Lightweight jumper
Even in summer, I’ll pack a thin cardigan or jumper. You know they keep those planes at fridge temperature!

A very small handbag
To keep the beauty essentials in so that I’m not constantly getting out my luggage, or misplacing things. Also convenient for carrying products to the toilet.

Some currency for whichever country I'm flying to
Of course. Also, always carry a credit card in case of emergencies.

Don't forget your passport! Is there anything not on this list that you would add?

9 comments :

  1. You had a long flight in style :). And I love your list of goodies you take with you. And no worries about being a little OCD on a plane, so am I ;). Amazing post.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    www.purecomplex.com

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    1. Heh thank you, darling! I think flying often calls for a little bit of extra attention to hygiene and detail - if not for one's own health, then so as not to be the person nobody wants to sit next to!

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  2. I wish I was this organized when I travel xo

    http://fridaynightstyle.com/

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  3. YOU ARE BEYOND GORGEOUS! Such a pretty lady! xo

    ♥ www.thekawaiiplanet.com

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    1. Ahh, thank you Suzy! So sweet of you to say :)

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  4. Those blue shoes are just such an incredible colour! x

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    1. I love that shade of blue! The colour immediately grabbed my attention when I walked into the store. x

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    2. Me too. It's just the most incredible thing! x

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