Best ideas to pack in your carry on?

Aug 16th, 2016, 12:20 PM
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Best ideas to pack in your carry on?

What are your smart, go to items to pack for comfort in your carry on on the plane? Thanks! (not to get into ads...just looking for suggestions and to update mine!)
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Aug 16th, 2016, 01:11 PM
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Eye mask
Ear Plugs
Earbuds
Phone with music
Reading material
A jacket or cardi

Those are my necessities. A bottle of water and some sort of snack like trail mix are nice, too. Everything else is negotiable.
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Aug 16th, 2016, 01:51 PM
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Sweater
iPad
Chargers and cords
Reading material
Any necessary meds
A change of clothes on international flights, just in case
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Aug 17th, 2016, 12:52 AM
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Phone, charger, USB cable, earbuds, Kindle, pen, tissues.
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Aug 17th, 2016, 06:07 AM
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yes...i always try to have a travel size mouth wash...for long flights i pop into the lav before landing and rinse, it usually wakes me up and makes me feel better...
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Aug 17th, 2016, 07:15 AM
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For really long flights, I might bring a pair of footie socks to go over the ones I'm already wearing, so I can walk around the plane without having to lace my shoes back up. If I'm wearing slip ons, I wouldn't bother.
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Aug 17th, 2016, 06:12 PM
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Rather than mouthwash that can spill (and takes up part of your 3-1-1 bag) I like cough drops. The menthol kind (like Halls or Ricolah). They freshen breath and they sooth dry throat and sinus.
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Aug 18th, 2016, 05:21 AM
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yes laurie ann...totally agree. i've had to buy throat drops at the airport or something because the air is so dry in the plane, and even hotel rooms...great idea....
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Aug 18th, 2016, 03:07 PM
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For me -

Noise cancelling headphones and spare batteries
Water
Misc meds like pain reliever, antacid, RXs
Eye mask
Ear plugs
Shawl, which works as a blanket
Neck pillow (especially if traveling in coach)
IPOD, fully charged
Toothbrush, toothpaste - I absolutely will not travel without these!
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Aug 18th, 2016, 04:23 PM
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All of the above but also dental floss. Nothing like a piece of nut stuck in your teeth to drive you batty.
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Aug 19th, 2016, 04:33 AM
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Most of the above plus business cards (never can tell who you're going to meet), bluetooth headphones, and backup battery.
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Aug 19th, 2016, 06:03 AM
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never thought of business cards...yes, that's a good idea. and floss for sure...both great ideas...
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Aug 20th, 2016, 05:37 AM
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I like travel floss sticks to avoid getting my hand in my mouth (cautious, not phobic) and a travel pack of facials cleansing wipes that moisturize and soothe.
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Aug 20th, 2016, 11:33 AM
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Hand sanitizer
Ipad Mini/Iphone/cords
altoids
meds
mini sox/lotion/tbrush if no amenities kit
Kind bar
eye drops
pashmina
magazine I can leave on plane
change of top/undies for long flights
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Aug 21st, 2016, 10:08 AM
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They used to make a kind of pre-pasted paper sleeve for your finger as a travel option--they came in a box, individually wrapped, Crest, maybe? I can't find a link, and anyway I stopped using individually wrapped stuff wherever possible, but they were handy. Ha ha!
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Aug 21st, 2016, 03:51 PM
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Sanitizer wipes (wipe down tray, hand rests, remote
Noise cancelling headphones + extra batteries
iPad + charger
Phone
Toothbrush+ toothpaste
Glasses, contact lense case + solution
Complete clothing change in case checked luggage is lost
Pen, small notepad
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Aug 23rd, 2016, 07:53 AM
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Blow up neck/back pillow. In those tiny coach seats with no recline, its the one thing that saves my aching back.

I bring many of the other things mentioned above, but the pillow is the one thing I "never leave home without".
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Aug 23rd, 2016, 11:34 AM
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all great ideas, thank you!
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Aug 23rd, 2016, 12:11 PM
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sanitizer towelettes
magazine(s)
paperback novel
body lotion/moisturizer
toothbrush/toothpaste
makeup bag
eye drops
earplugs
a few snacks and hard candies
extra (eye) glasses & glass cleaner
prescription meds
pen & paper
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Aug 25th, 2016, 05:21 AM
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thank you suze!
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