As I am about to go back to a job that requires me to travel overseas regularly I was thinking about what it takes to fly well.
To fly well no matter what class you are situated in, you just need to be well prepared. It is all about making sure you have those inflight essentials packed and readily available when you need them.
Half the battle is packing your carry-on and making sure you have easy access to what you need. The more you travel the easier it gets to pack.
Here are a few of the items I must have in my carry-on:
I always take my computer, iPhone and iPad in my carry-on. That includes all chargers. I tend to spend most of my flight catching up on work or writing on my iPad with my Apple Pencil. For me, flying brings out my creative brain and it is not uncommon for me to spend about six hours straight brainstorming and writing content so the need to have my technology items close at hand is imperative.
This where I travel the lightest that I can. I have never been a big user of beauty products so am very minimalistic in this regard.
My only routine is that as soon as I get on the plane I remove my makeup and put some moisturiser and lip balm on. Throughout the flight, I reapply these as needed. I find my lips can get particularly dry, especially on overnight flights.
Before I land I apply a liquid foundation and tinted lip balm. This leaves me looking refreshed enough until I get to my destination.
em & mary facial wipes
em & mary facial moisturiser
burts bees ultra-conditioning lip balm
feisty ferdy tinted lip balm
tarte amazonian clay full coverage foundation
To be honest, I rarely watch anything on the inflight entertainment system. If there is a show I’m currently interested in, I will download the season on my iPad before I leave. I also always have a few books on my kindle app if I feel like reading.
Change of clothes
This is essential, especially if you have checked luggage. You just never know when you might need them. I have had several trips in the last few years where I have missed connecting flights, especially when travelling to the United States. I then have no luggage and could be stuck in another city for several nights. Then when I arrive I am expected to go to work so a change of clothes is essential as you just never know!
To make sure I don’t miss anything when I pack, I have a piece of paper that is kept in the front of my carry-on trolley suitcase that I check off as I put everything in.