We all surely cherish the old times when free peanut packets were distributed in flights and every seat had a fluffy blanket for the air traveller’s comfort. But unlike those times, now the flights often charges extra money for snacks, meals and even blankets and pillows. The flight delays are quite common to all. You may come across some adverse situations as well when in the flight, so it’s important to be prepared beforehand, whether you are flying for a short or long distance.
There are some air travel carry-on items that can make your flight journey actually comfortable.
Some vital medications and toiletries
You must include few vital things in your carry-on like medications with prescriptions in original packaging, antiseptic creams, moisturisers and lip balms. These kind of items are essential because you may need them when flight delays are long or your checked bag is lost. But for doing so, you would also need to abide by the flight security rules and regulations. If you are carrying liquid prescription medications, there are also separate norms that must be followed.
Snacks and foods
Now-a-days snacks are rarely offered for free so it’s a good idea to carry something to eat. But while picking the bring-along food be a little careful not to choose smelly foods that may irritate your co-travellers. Even be cautious about avoiding items that may not be permitted in your destination. Some food items like gums, candies and lozenges can even help you head-off ear popping during take-off and landing of flights.
Items for entertainment
The types of entertainment or time-pass activity in a flight varies from traveller to traveller, some like to take a nap, some would listen to music and some other would prefer reading. So taking your own entertainment stuff can be useful. If you are looking forward to listen to music, carry your earphones which would save you from purchasing a new one in the airport. You must also get your gadgets fully charged before boarding a flight so that it doesn’t run out of life. Carry books, magazines or newspapers on hand as most of the airlines no longer offer them for free.
You may need something to wrap around when the in-flight temperatures drop, and the atmosphere gets quite chilly. So taking along a sweater, a jacket or a wrap in the carry-on bag would surely keep you warm. The traveller neck pillows are also very useful if you are going for a long flight trip.
Credit Cards and other plastic money
Sometimes you may feel like having a bottle of water or a drink or watch some movie during the flight. So carry your credit cards and other forms of plastic money to purchase what you desire for. Even there are several airlines who refuse to take cash and only accepts credit card payment for food, drinks, entertainment and even Wi-Fi.
So just getting the destination planned properly and grabbing the tickets of flight is not enough for a traveller to have a decent, peaceful and comfortable flight journey. Knowing about the in-flight carry-along essentials are equally important.