Space is extremely limited when it comes to carry-on luggage. Which is why it is essential to make sure you pack only the bare essentials when travelling on an international flight. Unfortunately, narrowing down your items to what is absolutely necessary can be difficult, which is why we are here to help.
Ace Airport Parking, the Melbourne airport parking specialists, want to help reduce your stress in any way possible, which is why we have collected a guide on what to pack for international flights. Using this guide will help you make the most of the limited space you have in your carry-on luggage to have you travelling like a pro.
All the Essential Paperwork
It might seem like common sense to pack all paperwork where it is easily accessible, but it is amazing what can be overlooked – especially if you are packing under pressure. Make sure to pack all essential paperwork in your carry-on. This will allow you easily obtain it whenever you should need it.
Essential paperwork and documents to pack in your carry-on include:
- Photo identification
- Physical copy of your boarding pass
- Itinerary that includes names and addresses of the hotel/lodging you are using
- List of essential information – emergency contacts, phone number for transportation
A Snack or Two
Connections between flights, especially international flights, may be tight. That leaves you no time to stop and grab a bite to eat at any of the restaurants and you can’t guarantee that they will serve food on your flight. Packing a snack pack or two will help keep your hunger away when you can’t eat between flights.
When packing snacks it is important to make sure they are ones that will pass security. Pack items such as chocolate bars, chips, biscuits, fruit slices, and granola bars/trail mix.
The Essential Necessities to Help with a Comfortable Flight
Unless you are in luck and flying on one of those new aeroplanes with reclining seats and beds, chances are you have a not-so-comfortable flight ahead of you. While there is no way to guarantee your flight feels like a home away from home, some items can improve your comfort.
Make sure to pack in your international flight carry-on the following items:
- Phone charger
- Eye mask
- Ear plugs or noise cancelling headphones
- Aspirin and other basic medications
- Extra lightweight sweater or travel-size blanket
- Travel pillow
Change of Clothing
Anything, and we mean anything, can happen when you are travelling internationally. The last thing you want to have happen is your luggage gets lost and you have no change of clothing. Packing a change of clothing will prevent you from arriving at a new destination only to discover you will have to wear the same thing for three days because your luggage is delayed.
Follow these packing tips for your carry-on luggage to aid a stress-free flight.
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