What to Pack in Your Carry-on Bag for Long Flights

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What to Pack in Your Carry-on Bag for Long or International Flights 

Packing for vacations, school, or business trips can definitely be stressful especially when you want to the perfect outfits! However, the clothes are important but what you bring with you in your Carry-on Bag for your long flight, is more important. Having or not have these essential items can really make or break your time traveling.

But don't worry! I've got you covered! I have compiled a list of the essential items that I will never go on long flights without!

First things first,

I want to strongly suggest using a backpack for one of your carry on items. Normally I use a Backpack as my larger Carry-on Bag and then take a purse as well. It doesn't really matter what bag you take on the plane with you but you do want something that will keep all of your belongings organized.

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The Emergency Items

  • Passport and Visa if necessary
  • Additional form of ID's
  • Paper copies of all important documents (as I stated in this blog post)
  • Any medicines you need along with their prescriptions


  • Cellphone with a reliable charger
  • Ipad/Laptop
  • Headphones
  • A Powerbank
  • Any Charger/ Converter / Adapter you need

Comfort Items

  • A neck pillow
  • Blanket
  • Extra pair of warmer socks

The Little but Important Things

  • Chapstick
  • Small Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Mints or Gum
  • Something to write with
  • Hand Lotion
  • Any feminine items
  • Two to three makeup products

I also recommend bringing anything extremely important to you, expensive, etc. in your Carry-on bag. This can be different for everyone but there is always that small risk of something going wrong with your luggage. Therefore, save yourself any pain and bring it with you in your Carry-on bag or leave it at home if it isn't necessary to have!

And that's a wrap! Let me know if I forget anything but remember these are the essential items to bring in a carryon bag, not the perfect complete packing list because that will vary depending on where you travel BUT these are so necessary for any long flight!

Some other posts to check out that go along with this are,

  1. Things You Need to Do Before Traveling Internationally
  2. Comfortable Outfits to Wear While Traveling
  3. Travel Toiletries Packing List

xoxo, Dom