Got a holiday coming up? First of all, we’re very jealous. Second of all, we think we can help make life a little easier for you with some top packing tips.
If you’re not a frequent flier or aren’t the most organised of travellers, then we’re here to help. We’ve compiled a list of some tips for packing your carry-on bag on your flight so that you’ll be organised, refreshed and stress-free when you land.
Have all your travel documents in one easy to access place
It might sound obvious or a little high maintenance, but having all of your important travel documents in one safe place that you can access easy is really important. This will include things like your passport, your flight and hotel details (check out the Bravofly iOS app for cheap deals) and travel insurance info. Invest in a small folder that you can put it all in that you can grab as and when you need to.
Pack samples of your go-to toiletries
This is useful for long haul flights in particular. You’re likely to not feel very refreshed or rejuvenated after a long flight, so add samples of your favourite toiletries into your clear liquids bag in your hand luggage to help make you feel a little more human as you land.
Pop in some gum or sweets
If flying tends to wreak havoc with your ears, having some chewing gum to hand is a good idea as this can greatly reduce the popping which can be really unpleasant. If gum isn’t your thing, some people tend to go for sucking on hard boiled sweets instead.
Include some emergency cash
Even if you’re travelling with your credit or debit cards, it’s never a bad idea to take some of the local currency with you when you go, just in case you’ll need it for any emergencies or unexpected incidents. It’s worth remembering that a lot of taxi drivers in other countries won’t accept card payments, so you won’t want to land and have to worry about getting cash out to pay to get to your hotel! You might find this site pretty useful when it comes to getting foreign currency, as they compare the different rates from different places so you get the most out of your money.
Pack your phone charger
It’s a good idea to make sure your phone is fully charged before the off, but if your phone’s battery isn’t great, keeping your charger on you can be a real life saver. If you’re travelling out of the EU, don’t forget to take a travel adaptor or two with you, too.
Take some refreshments
You may need to check with the airline before you fly regarding what you can take to eat and drink on board the plane, but most companies will allow you to take some refreshments on board. These can be a massive relief, especially during a really long flight.