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11. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 9y

No-one except myself packs earplugs to kill the noise? I use them under my headphones, works great.

12. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

As I don't fly, i don't have a carry on list

But then again, i have my normal bag with me and don't have to worry about loosing stuff in transit, so it's no big deal.

13. Posted by dwalker66 (Full Member 210 posts) 9y

HandLuggage/ Carry-on?

That just gives customs another excuse to keep you in lines longer!

Take cargo Pants, one pocket passoprt, the other i-pod!

Drink plenty int he lounge before boarding, drink a few more on the flight and hey presto - Sleep!

Pick up bag on belt the other end!

Oh fags and lighter in the other cargo pocket!

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15. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Lip balm- essential
good book
pen and paper
puzzle book type thing
face wipes/baby wipes for freshening up
bottle of water.
change of underwear and anything essential you'll need if your luggage gets lost eg medication.
spare jumper.
If flying from somewhere cold to somewehere hot, I'll try to either dress in layers, or carry a lightweight change in clothes to change into before collecting baggage, so the journey from airport to accomodation is a bit more bearable.

16. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Quoting bentivogli

No-one except myself packs earplugs to kill the noise? I use them under my headphones, works great.

I've taken earplugs but never actually used them, its only if theres screaming babies, that I would. The plane noise doesn't bother me, cos its kind of constant.

17. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 9y

Book,
MP3 Player,
Change of clothes,
Toiletries - including toilet paper!!!,
Phone.
Roll of electricians tape (don't know why, but it has come in handy - ask Gelli he's got one roll of it).

Basically everything you need when your baggage goes to a different place to where you arrive at.

18. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Since there are two of us traveling together 99.99% of the time...

2 books
2 "child-sized" decks of cards
several packets of tissue (plane air = massive histamine release)
lip balm
change of shoes for each
folder with travel documents/destination info and spare written prescriptions
letter of health (if diving is involved since I'm over 50)
snacks
change of clothes for each (when changing climates)
bathing suits (when beaches/pools are involved)
med kit ( including OTCs & prescribed meds)
zip-lock bags of assorted sizes
spare pair of eyeglasses
jewelry (so it's not stolen)
iPod and travel kit (includes ear bud splitter)

19. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

When travelling within/to the EU, be very careful with your toiletries. Anything fluid and more than 100 ML gets confiscated.... lost my shampoo the other day because I couldn't be bothered to go back to check in, just to check in one bottle of shampoo. Can you imagine standing at the baggage belt waiting for your one bottle of shampoo (plastered under stickers) to come out?! :)

My carryon normally consists of:
- laptop
- some water (if allowed...)
- ipod
- magazine or newspaper if I buy one at the airport
- passport/ticket
- sweater if travelling from warm to cold country

If travelling only for a few days, include all clothes for those days in carryon and skip checking in stuff...

Nice and light :)

20. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Quoting Sam I Am

If travelling only for a few days, include all clothes for those days in carryon and skip checking in stuff...

Nice and light :)

Sam - l bet this has changed lots when you travel with the baby! Baggage must increase lots! I know lots of friends find nearly the hassle of travelling with young kids nearly too much and will take holidays closer to home where the car can be packed full!