- Fragile items. Always bring a fragile camera and computer gear in the carry-on bag with you.
- Put all leak-able products into resealable bags like shampoo, foundation, insect repellent etc.
- Avoid bottles bursting. Only fill up your travel-sized bottles three-quarters full. The cargo area on a plane is not pressurised like the passenger cabin, and liquids expand at high altitudes.
- First aid bag. have your medical kit ready to go which includes a few Band-Aids, panadol and stomach trouble medication. Unfortunately, with children, we use this often.
- Keep your case smelling nice. Take a small bag of fabric conditioner sheets or scented drawer liners, and place in the centre of your suitcase.
- Avoid breakages. Wrap fragile items (such as laptops, bottles of wine, etc.) in soft clothing and in the middle of the bag, I have found a very cool item for a wine protector!!
- Important documents. Pack a photocopy or take a photo on your smartphone of your passport and travel insurance documents in your checked-in luggage.
- Pocket power. Pack your in-flight essentials in a zippered pocket for easy access – earphones, hand wipes, lip balms, moisture spray, perfume, tissues and a pen (for filling in immigration forms). I use the Travel Wallet Passport Holder.
- BYO snacks. When travelling on a budget airline, save your money on over-priced airline/airport food, plus give yourself the flexibility to choose healthier options. Use separate Ziploc bags for fruits, dried fruit, and nuts, granola bars, biscuits, chips, whatever you like.
- Liquid limits. Remember liquid limits in the country you’re flying from and to. In some countries rules for domestic flights are different from International flights.
- Refill water. Bring an empty water bottle to the airport so you can fill up after going through security. Many airports have water fountains If you’re looking for a good quality reusable bottle, check out this clip on water bottle or collapsible water bottles or a stainless steel water vacuum bottles, I love these.
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Hope this helps, let me know how it goes 🙂