Sunday, September 10, 2017

Personal In-Flight Items - What to Pack

Whenever I fly, I'm observing the behavior of the passengers around me. It's often surprising to see how many get up -- often when the seatbelt sign is on because of turbulence -- to open the overhead bin and rifle around in their large bags for some item they need. Many times, because of their disorganized packing, the item is no where to be found. Opening the overhead bins during turbulence puts them and the people around them at risk for injury, should something fall out. I keep everything I need for the flight in a small backpack under my seat. These items can deal with most anything that will occur on the flight, whether it's the noisy passengers or stomach upset, chapped lips or motion sickness. Here are the essential in-flight items I pack:

  • Ricola natural herb lozenges for a dry or sore throat
  • Tummydrops  for motion sickness
  • Bonine also for motion sickness
  • chewable Rolaids or Tums
  • Aleve for a headache
  • EarPeace earplugs
  • Bucky eye mask
  • dental supplies: floss, foldable toothbrush, Stim-U-Dents (a special toothpick that softens in your mouth so it won't injure gums), mini toothpaste tube
  • Charmin wet wipes
  • Purell hand wipes
  • dark chocolate
  • lip balm
  • Altoids mints