After having done my fair share of flying (and many of those flights being the not-so-glamourous hand baggage only), I will modestly (or not so modestly) say that I’ve become somewhat of an expert on what to pack when you’re barely allowed to pack anything. So here’s my curated list of the top 5 things that should ALWAYS be in your carry-on handbag featuring the gorgeous Angels handbag from Marcb. Anyone that has been following me for a while knows that I love Marcb handbags as not only are they affordable, but they are excellent quality and provide you with enough room for ALL the activities. Read till the end for an exciting promo code to get you the bag of your dreams for only fraction of the price (you’re welcome).
1. Your Own Headphones
We’ve all been there. You’re on a long haul flight and you decide what better way to pass the time than to listen to the airlines complimentary best of U2 compilation (nope, just me?). Only problem is, you forgot your headphones and have to listen to your favourite jams on the earphones provided to you that, after a while, feel like razor blades slicing through your eardrums. Sound dramatic no? Anyway, moral of the story: bring your own headphones, you’re inner ear will thank you (as will Bono).
2. Sample Size Moisturiser
Nothing dehydrates your skin more than flying so if you can prevent your face feeling like the Sahara Desert you may as well right? Right. Decant some of your favourite face moisturiser into a travel-friendly pot and apply to your skin whilst on board. If your flight is long-haul then don’t be afraid to reapply; your skin will thank you.
3. A Great Book (Or Colouring Book!)
Watching movies and re-runs of Friends is great and all, but after a while your eyes may feel a little square and there’s no better way to pass the time on the plane by sinking yourself into a good read. A colouring book is an equally great way to pass the time and without sounding too woo-woo, practise mindfulness. If you’re an anxious flyer, a colouring book will keep you busy, engaged and distracted so you can keep your mind grounded while you’re 14,000 feet in the air.
4. A Plane-Friendly Snack
This one is especially relevant for those of us who have booked to fly with budget airlines. No shame here. Snacks like muesli bars, fruit (although make sure you eat this before you land!), and crackers are all good options. Avoid nuts (ha) as most airlines have a nut free policy due to it being a common allergy.
5. Bed Socks
Because who doesn’t love bed socks. If there’s ever a time to wear fluffy, unsexy socks in a public place, it’s now. Utilise it. Embrace it. Be as comfortable as you can be when you’ve got a 30cm radius to work with. The time is now.
What are your in-flight must haves? Leave them down below. Oh, and if you like my carry on bag, there’s plenty more where that came from at www.Marcb.com, use my discount code runaway at the checkout to receive a 30% discount off ANY full price bags. Happy shopping!