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After enough times traveling, you start to learn what items you should or shouldn’t bring with you on a flight. If you aren’t someone who takes flights regularly then remember these helpful tips for when you do. Flying can sometimes be an uncomfortable and unpleasant experience, but if you follow our guide we’re sure you will have the most enjoyable experience possible.
Noise Canceling Headphones
One thing to always remember is that airplane are loud. Be sure to bring either good noise canceling headphones or earplugs with you. You’ll still hear crying babies or chatty neighbors, but at least it’ll cut out a lot of the engine noise.
Most seats on new airplanes have a USB plug so you can charge your phone or tablet. They might not charge too quickly but at least it will keep your device from running low on battery.
USB Battery Pack
An extra battery pack for your phone or tablet is extremely useful if you plan on watching movies throughout your flight. You’ll never worry about running out of power again!
Keep your phone by your side and not stored away in the overhead compartment. Especially if your stuck sitting in the window seat. There are plenty of ways to keep busy and entrained on a flight if you have your phone next to you.
Please do not bring any smelly foods on to the plane with you. Everyone else smells it too and it isn’t pleasant. Also, shower! Arrive on the plane clean and wearing deodorant. Consider everyone else around you, you’re not sitting in your living room.
If you’re lucky enough to be given a blanket on the plane then you’ll probably receive it with a flat cotton ball excuse for a pillow. If you don’t want to treat yourself to something expensive, then at least get one of those half-donut pillows you wrap around your neck. You’ll want to be as comfortable as possible.
This isn’t for everyone, but if you do want to try to get some shut eye on the plane, try wearing an eye mask. It will cut out all the light. That with your noise canceling headphones and you’ll be sure to fall asleep easily.
A lot of countries need you to fill out a form and it’s not always easy to find a pen. Always keep one in your carryon so you never have to worry about searching for one.
Always have an address for where you will be staying. Some countries are more strict about this than others. Often enough they just need the first place you plan on staying but there are times they will ask for more.
Fruit, nuts, and seeds, are a big no-no to bring on to a flight. This is to help prevent spreading any foreign contamination from bugs, fungus or bacteria.
Water Or Liquids
In case you haven’t been on a plane in a long time, you cannot bring any liquids over 30ml with you on a flight.
One of the most important things to keep in mind is that the airplane gets cold, particularly at night time. Make sure to bring layers with you to keep warm. Even a blanket would be a good idea to carry on.