Unfortunately, plane travel has faced some difficult times and can be a frustrating experience. Below are some tips and items you can pack to make your flights easier.
Liquid, Aerosols and Gels
- United States: TSA article about what you can bring in you carry-on and checked baggage on a flight. They also mention you can send images of items to their Twitter and Facebook to ask if it is okay to bring.
- Europe: The European Commission liquid, aerosol and gel guidelines.
- Australia: Domestic flights do not limit liquid and aerosol if you are leaving from a domestic terminal. See their article about liquid and aerosol restrictions.
Remember to have the right electronic travel adapters you will need in between airports and your destination.
Always bring a pen (and spare) to fill out forms. Test the ink still works.
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Fill your own travel size bottles and containers to save money as the retail travel versions are normally more expensive.
Do you have trouble with your ears during take off and landing? These special ear pieces that slow down pressure changes in your ear, reducing the chance of ear pain or damage.
Plane Audio Adapter
Some (older?) planes have special plugs for the headphones. With an adapter, you can plug in your own headphones or earphones.
Liquid Travel Container
Liquids that will be checked are limited to 100 ml or 3.4 oz (originally 3 ounces). You can buy your own empty containers and fill them, or some products will come in this small travel size.
Help improve blood flow, reducing chances of having issues with your legs and ankles.
Transparent Resealable Bag
When travelling through checkpoints like the airport, liquids need to be put into a resealable plastic bag so they can be viewed and checked.
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