Packing your hand luggage is a task that must be done correctly. Nobody want to be ‘that guy’ who held up the queue’s. Every time I head off on a flight, I ask myself “what am I doing in the time frame of having this hand luggage?” If you break it down, you will never forget a thing and be a well prepared traveller for years to come! 🙂
Who am I flying with?
Do I have my PDF itinerary Printed?
put this in your hand luggage
Have I highlighted the requirements of the flight?
Baggage allowance, times of check in, boarding and flight. Flight number- seat number? How much can I have in my hand luggage- one or two peices?
Have I weighed my bags?
Do I have banned items?
What will I need to be comfortable?
Eye mask, Travel pillow, Blanket/big jumper, ear plugs, lip balm, face wipes
What Technology do I need?
Phone, Camera, iPad, Laptop?
Are they charged?
Do you have ear phones?
Have you got the adapters- can these go in my suitcase instead?
Will I need it
Hair straightener, blow dryer, chargers- probably not!!! Keep in suitcase…
Makeup- Will you really be wearing it? or is it just taking up space? Can you print one compact and have the rest in your suitcase?
Hair elastics are a necessity!
Am I going into Transit?
Yes- Do I need a change of clothes?
Do I need a transit confirmation printed for my itinerary?
Have I looked up where to go in the terminal to complete my transit check in?
No- Do I really need ten different media players? Will I be OK with just one?
Do I have any medications I need?
Tissues are always a good idea- some countries only have squat toilets and may be out of toilet paper- this way you are never left without!!
Pain Relief? Tampons? Lip Balm?
Do I need lollies/gum for takeoff and landing?
Have I got travel insurance?
Did you print it out and keep this with your itinerary?
Have I booked my hotel and pick up from airport?
Did you print these out and keep with your itinerary as well?
AND OF COURSE!!!!
DO I HAVE MY PASSPORT?!!?!?!?
DO I HAVE MY VISAS?
DO I HAVE MONEY/CARDS AND OTHER IDS’s?
DO I KNOW WHICH TERMINAL I AM HEADING TOO AND HOW LONG IT WIL TAKE?