16 Essential Items for Your Carry-on Bag
There's nothing quite like getting on a long flight and realizing you'll have to listen to a shrieking toddler for eight hours because you forgot earplugs or noise-canceling headphones. Prepare for anything with a well-packed carry-on and make your long flight an easy one.
Water bottle - Stay hydrated and prevent jet lag.
Scarf - A light scarf can double as a light blanket on chilly flights.
Eye drops - Just in case a flight literally becomes a red-eye flight, eye drops will come in handy.
Dental picks - Keep food out of your teeth even when you can't get to a restroom or your packed-away toothbrush and toothpaste is out of reach.
Travel wallet - Keep your important travel documents in one place.
Charger - Don't let low battery anxiety ruin your flight.
Eye mask - Use flight time to catch some Z's.
Facial wipes - Arrive with a clean and fresh face.
Tissues - Don't get stuck with a runny nose and no tissues.
Crackers (or others snacks) - Never travel hungry.
Earplugs - Protect your ears from crying babies.
Headphones - Listen to music and movies, and block out background noise.
Tablet - Pass the time by watching shows and movies.
Magazines - Catch up on some light reading.
Small toiletry bag - Avoid having to dig through your luggage to get to your eye drops.
Sanitizing wipes - Steer clear of germs by wiping down arm rests and seat trays.
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