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  • What to Pack in Your Carry-On Bag

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Deciding what to pack for your vacation or business trip can be a tough process. Should you bring three pairs of jeans, should you include your heels, do you need your hair dryer or your straighteners, and do you pack your tennis shoes or your sandals? Deciding what to put in your carry-on luggage is also difficult. Your carry-on luggage is important because it will be the only thing you can access on what may be a long flight. What should you pack in your carry-on bag? What essentials should be on your hand luggage list?

One thing you should include in your carry-on bag is a change of clothing. Pack something light which doesn’t crease easily, for example a pair of lightweight pants and a t-shirt, plus a change of underwear. This way, if your main bag is lost or delayed, you have a spare set of clothes to change into when you reach your hotel.

Pack your prescription medication in your carry-on, along with a letter from your doctor if you are traveling somewhere your medication may be deemed illegal. Keep a back-up supply in your main luggage. Include a simple first aid kit in your carry-on luggage with pain killers, band aids, antiseptic spray and other essentials. Look at the restrictions on liquids before you decide which cosmetics you pack in your carry-on.

Take some water with you to drink before you go through security and healthy snack foods so you can prevent hunger while getting some vitamins. And don’t forget the all-important entertainment and reading matter – make sure your MP5 is fully charged and you have a new book to read. Make sure you have your travel insurance details in your carry-on bag. You never know when you may need to contact your international travel insurance company so have your policy details and the hotline number on hand at all times just in case there are problems.

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