Sharing a small space with a handful of strangers is taxing. Add in the stress of delayed flights, lost luggage, and weather uncertainties and the entire experience can quickly devolve into nightmare territory. But take control of your flight (and actually, any travel experience) by planning ahead and taking much-needed necessities with your own DIY Flight Amenity Kit. Because really, who wants to be stuck at 30,000 feet with a raging headache and a talkative passenger at the rear? A Tylenol and a pair of earplugs could have easily solved the problem at hand, so come prepared for all contingencies.
Our Pack Simply bag is designed for easy storage in your backpack, suitcase, or purse. Fill with your favorite flight essentials for your next trip. Our suggested travel toiletry items to carry?
I cannot fly without a pair of earplugs (or sleep at night, for that matter). Mute crying children, nosy neighbors, and the general, overwhelming hum of the airplane engine.
#2: Pain Reliever
For the unexpected headache, take your pick of needed pain reliever to take on board.
#3: Antacid/Stomach Aids
Indulge in too much food and drink? Don't get stuck dealing with heartburn, nausea, or an upset stomach. Have a variety of heartburn aids at the ready.
#4: Hand Cream
Dry cabin air saps moisture from your skin. Do not overlook the importance of having a rich hand cream handy for needed moisture.
#5: hand sanitizer
Stop germs in their tracks. Use freely throughout the flight, including any use of the tray table (a hotbed of germs!), bathroom handles, or seatbelts. Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes can do double-duty on hands and on hard surfaces to tackle germs.
#6: Treats & Gum
The only time I treat myself to Tic Tacs is during a flight. Tic Tacs and the latest copy of US Weekly (or any other gossip rag) are small indulgences reserved for flying. Why not have something simple and mindless to look forward to?
And we all know the benefits of chewing gum to alleviate changing cabin pressure. Keep it close during takeoff and landing.
Carrying your own Kleenex travel size pack is certainly better than resorting to the sandpaper-like tissues in the airplane bathrooms, right?
#8: Toothpaste & Toothbrush
Bring a smart, foldable travel toothbrush and toothpaste for a quick refresh during flight.
That dry cabin air again! Find what formula works best for your lips and keep it close at hand.
What are we missing? This is not an all-inclusive list, but a good start to begin crafting your own proper DIY in-flight travel kit. Have it at the ready for every trip so you are not scrambling last minute. And kept within a smart Pack Simply travel size toiletry bag, your essentials will fit easily to any purse, backpack or carry on.