I’ve spent a lot of time in flight and have developed my own set of habits. But I have several items I always keep in my travel bag–just in case.
Here’s my list of items that are with me on every flight.
1. A pashmina
It’s really versatile. I can use it if I get chilly. I can use it to cover up a coffee spill. I can also use it if I accidentally have a clothing malfunction. It’s tiny, packs small, and is multi-purpose.
2. Face cleaning wipes
These are so refreshing in flight. When it starts getting stuffy or hot on the airplane, I wipe my face and neck (front and back of neck) with one of these, and I feel so much better. ()
I travel with multiple extra portable battery chargers. You never know if a flight delay will happen, and whether you’ll have to spend a lot of time on your phone. I’ve actively rebooked things in flight, even, on my cell phone, and having back-up power certainly helped.
4. A USB-Carport charger
I keep a little USB-car charger converter in my purse. The primary purpose is to always have a car-charger when I rent a car (and so I don’t have to remember to bring it on those occasions). But it is also really useful on some planes that still use that cigarette lighter-type of charger for electronic devices.
5. Really, really comfortable shoes
I always have one or two pairs of light shoes that I know are always comfortable. (For example:) I know this seems obvious, but sometimes shoes that feel okay for two days do not stretch a whole week.
6. Something to do
I always have a plan going onto a flight, even if it is “I will catch up on sleep”. But when you travel frequently, you spend a lot of your life on airplanes. So I always make sure I know what I’m going to be accomplishing on the flight.
What are your inflight essentials?