5 Must-Have Items For Plane Travel

With the holidays right around the corner, many people are traveling; whether it be on the train, a plane, or a car, there are always items people WISHED they had remembered to take with them. The following items are ones that will make plane travel a much simpler process.

1. Toothbrush

Although this item seems simple enough to remember to pack, it often is not. Especially for those who are travelling by flight or train for many hours, remembering to brush your teeth is essential to make sure you are not harming your teeth by letting cavities build up.

2. Dry Shampoo

Dry Shampoo is a savior! Especially when you don’t have easy access to a hotel bathroom, dry shampoo can do the trick by soaking up the excess oils in your hair and giving you a couple more days before having to shampoo and condition your hair. For those that have long hair, this product is especially handy as it is a quick alternative to washing your hair when you just don't have the time.

3. Headphones (A good pair!)

Headphones are kind of a no-brainer; however it might be time to invest in a good pair that are reliable and comfortable. Personally, wearing headphones while a plane is taking off helps significantly with ear pressure and can calm your pre-flight anxiety!

4.  Hand Sanitizer

The amount of germs manifested on a plane is pretty apparent to anyone. Therefore, bringing a mini hand sanitizer is always a great idea! The small travel size packs fit perfectly in a purse or backpack and are always convenient for a quick germ cleanse before eating a meal.

    5. USB Cable

Most, if not all, flights have a USB plug at every seat, which can be very convenient for charging your phone. This way, you can play all the Candy Crush you’d like and not have to worry about losing all the battery on your phone. If you forget to bring one, be sure to check out local gift shops at the airport before you leave.

Remembering to take these 5 items on a flight can significantly make your life easier! So be sure to go out and grab them before you take off.

 

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