The last time I took an international flight (before this trip), I was 6 and my mom packed my bags for me. This time, now that I’m 29 and can pack my own bags, I was seriously stressing about what I should bring on the plane! What would I need? What should I keep in my checked bag instead? The flight to England is a red-eye, so I needed to make sure I packed things that were good for trying to sleep on a plane. The flight back to the states is during the day, so I needed to pack things that would keep me comfy and occupied. Here’s what I came up with- hopefully I didn’t forget anything important!
Ear plugs (a MUST on a red-eye flight)
Hand sanitizer (airplanes = germs = gross)
Blanket scarf (use for warmth AND fashion!)
Under eye moisturizing pads (some people swear by these – use right before landing!)
Water bottle (airplanes always make me thirsty)
Compression socks (again, some people say these make all the difference!)
A bag to put it all in
Book to read (this one takes place in England, so it’s appropriate to read on my trip!)
Glasses (and the case!)
Airborne (don’t want to get sick on my big trip!)
Obviously there are other things I’m bringing in my carry-on that didn’t get mentioned, like my cell phone, cell phone charger, earbuds, wallet, and passport. I definitely didn’t want to forget those, either!
Have you been on a long international flight? What was the best thing you brought? What did you think you’d need, but actually didn’t?