Jordan's Carry On Packing List!
These are my airplane essentials. I've traveled a fair amount for a sixteen year old. So yeah! Here we go.
Don't forget the 3-1-1 rule!
3. Liquids must be in a 3.4 ounce container. No more than that.
1. All the containers with liquids must fit into a single quart sized plastic bag. I'm a fan of Ziploc.
1. Each passenger is allowed only one of these quart sized plastic bags. If you have a seat, you can have a bag.
WaterGrab a waterbottle once you get through security. They don't typically come by with drinks enough, and if you're anything like me, limited access to something makes you want it even more. Buy water once you get through security.
FoodGrab nuts, dried fruit, crackers, jerky, or anything else you like. You'll thank me later.
Phone/iPodYou need music or movies or non-internet requiring apps. Something in case you get bored of anything else you bring. Don't forget your earbuds! This is especially useful if the in-flight movie as one too many adult scenes for your taste.
BooksFor me, this includes a puzzle book, a Sudoku book, and a novel. Pens and pencils (One or two of each.) are also essential. You wouldn't get very far in a Sudoku without a writing utensil. I may even throw a coloring book and some colored pencils or crayons in there too.
SeabandsThey help with motion sickness. I haven't had a bout of it in a while, but better safe than sorry.
ClothingMake sure that you're wearing clothing that you can move in.
If I'm heading for Mexico, I wear shorts and a tank top or a light weight summer shirt. If you live in Texas, that's basically any shirt you own. I also wear flip flops or sandals as it's easier to slip them on and off on the plane and when you're going through security.
If I'm off to Canada and my body isn't used to the cooler temperatures, however, I wear jeans, a long or three quarter sleeve shirt and a jacket. And flats. Flats or TOMS are great for slipping on and off. BUT! As you and I both know, those shoes can get stinky. So, make sure the smell isn't nauseating before you go. :)
Other stuff:Other items you might consider (or need to be) grabbing are:
- A pillow
- A blanket
- iPad, Kindle, Nook, or Laptop
- Chargers for your phone and any other electronics as you never know when you'll be stranded at the airport
Have a great day!