Flying during COVID? The idea of traveling during COVID-19 might seem scary and a little daunting. But honestly, the airports and airlines are doing everything they can to keep their employees and their passengers as safe as possible. So, go prepared and you can have an enjoyable trip.
Check out my Top 11 Must-Pack When Flying With A Baby.
What To Pack In Your Carry-on
Your carry-on should be items that you either cannot live without on the plane (like a book or an iPad). Or things you cannot afford to lose (like your car keys). Pay attention to your bag size. This is a big deal! It’s important your carryon is small enough to fit in the overhead bin or under the airplane seat. Airlines have really begun cracking down and you do not want your computer or medication checked with the rest of the luggage because your bag is too big. Other than that, bring what you need to stay safe during COVID-19. Just keep it under 3.5 ounces.
Here is my list of must-pack items when flying during COVID
- A face mask (mandatory)
- Hand sanitizer
- A small pack of sanitizer wipes (to wipe tray tables, airplane armrest, headrest, etc.)
- Reusable Water bottle
- Baby wipes or wet ones (to clean hands or face often)
- Your own snacks
- Your medication
- Your own pen for signing receipts or any transactions
- Car keys or stylus to punch the numbers on debit card machine transactions
- Sweater or small jacket (the plane can get cold)
- Laptop, Ipad, book, or some form of entertainment
- Extra battery pack for electronics (not all airlines have plugs in the seats)
- Small extension cord (to use in the airport or hotel room)
- Reading glasses and/or sunglasses
- Car keys
- Chapstick or lip balm
- Small hand lotion (airplane air is very drying to the skin)
This is exactly what I carry-on the plane when I fly as either a passenger or a flight attendant. Although, I also carry my make up on board when I’m working. You don’t need a special bag to carry everything on this list either. All of these items fit into a standard adult size Swiss Army backpack I got from Costco a couple of years ago.
If you are traveling with kids, check out my post on What to Carry-on When Flying With Small Kids (Ages 3-8)
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