Whether it’s been a few months since you’ve been on a plane, a few years, or you’re looking forward to your first time flying, packing tips are always helpful. Packing to fly somewhere isn’t like packing for any other type of trip.
If your normal method is to throw a bunch of stuff into bags the morning of your travel and hope for the best, that’s not going to work for you when you fly. Careful planning is part of the ultimate guide to preparing for vacation and this stage is key.
Flying with carry-on baggage can save you anywhere from $20 or $30 to hundreds of dollars. It can also save you a lot of time. You won’t have to stand in line at the airport to check your bags or wait for the conveyer belt to spit them out at the other end. If you think it’s impossible, rest assured that many people do this on all kinds of trips for all different lengths of time, from a business trip of a few days to long term travel of several months.
One caveat is that every airline’s restriction on the size of your bag and the weight permitted is different. Some airlines are stricter than others, but don’t take any chances, and don’t assume that the luggage you purchased that said it was sized for carry-on will work. Read the small print for your airline and plan accordingly.
Know the Regulations
Be sure you know what you can and can’t bring on a plane. You can only take liquids and gels in your carry-on that are less than three ounces, but consider saving yourself the space and trouble and picking up toiletries at your destination. If you decide against a carry-on, make sure that you understand what items you can’t pack in your checked luggage, such as a laptop.
The good news is that most things can go in your carry-on as long as they aren’t flammable or blades, including your vaporizer. In fact, a trip is a great excuse to pick up a few new stylish accessories, such as the PAX 3 vaporizer.
This is an ultra-portable everyday carry conduction vape that offers great quality with flowers and concentrates. Just be sure you don’t put it in checked baggage by accident. Look for cool sunglasses and maybe a couple of new outfits to complement your vaporizer.
Just the Basics
When you pack, think in terms of clothes than can do double duty. Get compression bags to reduce the amount of space your clothes take up, but keep an eye on your weight limit. Be sure as well that you know exactly what you are allowed to bring. Can you take one carry-on bag and a separate laptop bag or purse, or are you restricted to a single bag?
Plan accordingly so there are no unpleasant surprises at the airport. Wear your heaviest shoes and other items that add weight, such as a coat. Be organized. Make a list, even of the obvious items, and check things off as you pack them. Think about practicalities for when you’re on the plane as well. What items will you want easy access to? Be sure you put them somewhere you can easily get to.