Have you ever been on a flight and realized that you forgot to pack an item in you carry-on luggage? Perhaps you forgot it altogether, or you thought well enough that it would be fine in your regular luggage for when you arrive at your destination. Depending on the length of your flight, failing to pack your carry-on bag correctly can be frustrating. Discomfort isn’t the only thing you have to worry about, however, as lost luggage can mean all you have on your person is your carry-on bag.
Now you’re thinking on the right plain, pardon the pun, and you’re ready to pack that carry-on bag properly. As you can imagine, the first part of the travel checklist for carry-on luggage is going to deal with your identity. This means you need your ID’s, passports and any other important documents that are with you on your trip.
Most people do make sure they have all forms of money on their person or in their carry-on bags when traveling by plain. However, it goes without saying that there are still people that are lackadaisical when it comes to protecting their money. Perhaps you have the cash on you, but a couple of your cards and maybe your traveler’s checks are in your luggage. Put it all in your carry-on bag, purse, wallet or on your person.
Do you wear glasses or contacts? It’s always good to have an extra pair of glasses, extra contacts and the likes, and you’re going to want these things in your carry-on bag.
Say you do end up being a victim of lost luggage. Which hotel are you checking in at? What about your rental car? Do you have a connecting flight? There are all kinds of things that can go wrong if you don’t have your itinerary information in your carry-on bag. If your luggage is lost, you’ll still know what you’re doing and have everything you need to help you get it done.
What electronics are you taking with you for entertainment during the flight? You need your phone for sure, and for goodness sake, make sure you keep your keys in your carry-on bag, too. You don’t want to lose those. You also don’t want to lose any prescription medications that you are taking. That about does it for this travel checklist for your carry-on bag in regards to your next flight.