Are you going on an air travel and are worried that you might be charged with more airline baggage fees or that some of your things might get confiscated at the airport? Are you concerned that you might leave some of your important items or that your trip won’t be comfortable? These quick air travel packing tips will answer all your concerns for a more comfortable and hassle-free air travel:
Don’t forget your travel documents
Before anything else, make a list of the documents you need for travel and put them in your carry-on luggage in one pocket or in one container to avoid forgetting them. These documents include your passport, visa, ticket, and a valid or government-issued ID.
Bring enough cash and cards
By enough cash, I mean just some cash for terminal fees, charges, tips, small meals, and other small expenses with a little allowance for both the currency of your country of origin and the local currency of your destination. One credit card and one debit card will do for your other transactions. One tip to remember would be to use your debit card over your credit card, since debit card charges are usually cheaper than credit card charges.
Pack your toiletries correctly
When packing your toiletries for carry-on luggage, make sure you abide by specific airline travel regulations to avoid confiscations and hassles. For liquid toiletries, there is a 100 ml limit packaging for each item, including shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and liquid make-ups. Then you can put all these items inside a resealable plastic container. For non-liquid toiletries, there is no limit for as long as they fit in your carry-on luggage. These include other make-ups, styling appliances, and hair sprays.
Aside from abiding the airline travel regulations, make sure you pack only what is necessary, especially with your beauty products to make your luggage lighter. Bring only one for each type of makeup, such makeup cream or base, compact powder, bronzer, blush, and mascara. Then you can bring only two of your favorite lip colors. You can also bring your smallest lash curler in your make-up kit.
Bring your own airplane sleeping items
While many airlines provide some items to make your air travel more comfortable, it would be better to bring your own sleeping mask and ear plugs. These two will help make you sleep and rest better while travelling on air.
Slip in a notepad and a pen
A notepad and a pen are important not only for air travel, but for any kind of travel you are up to during your whole trip. They can come in really handy if you’re out of battery for your smart phone or laptop and you want to note down some important things and ideas.
Roll lightweight clothes in your bag
There are three important things to remember about the clothes you pack – bring only a few pairs of clothes; make sure they are light-weight; and roll-pack them.
Bring only enough clothes for your trip. If you are staying longer, bring a few pairs and find time to wash the other pairs of clothes. If you want to save on baggage fees, choose light-weight clothes. For example, you can bring light-weight sweaters during winter and pack a pair of leggings instead of denim jeans. Finally, when you pack your clothes, roll them, instead of folding them in order to save more space.
Bring only a pair of shoes
Shoes are very bulky, so it’s better to take only one pair with you and that is the one you will be wearing going to your destination. Find a comfortable pair of shoes and choose clothes that can go with it. If you need to bring another pair of shoes, choose one that also works well with other attires.
Consider bringing a universal adapter
Since different countries use different types of power sockets, it would be wise to bring a universal adapter, so you can use your laptop and mobile phone chargers, as well as other electric devices wherever you go.
Now that you know what and how to pack for air travel, surely you will have a more comfortable trip and a hassle-free experience at the airport.
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