Nothing is more annoying than getting on a flight and realizing that you will be subjected to the shrieking cries of an annoying toddler the entire time because you forgot to pack earplugs. For this reason, it is essential to be well-prepared for a flight. EKITravels has compiled a list of all the carry on essentials you need to have for a comfortable trip. Call us today for more info.

Money and ID Documents: Most Important Carry on Essentials

It goes without saying that you should keep money and all of your identification in a carry-on. It is not fun to lose any ID document and if your luggage gets misplaced by the airline, you’ll lose them forever. For the same reason, pack everything of monetary value from credit cards to jewelry in a carry-on. This will also protect your monetary possessions from getting stolen.


If there are any medications you take regularly, put it in your carry on. This can be helpful in case your luggage gets misplaced for several days. If the medication you take is in liquid form or you want to carry injections, ask your doctor to write you a letter. This may help avoid any hassle at checkout.  

Electronics and Other Fragile Objects

Baggage handlers are not exactly popular for being the most gentle when it comes to luggage. Apart from that, turbulence is always a possibility when it comes to an airplane. Electronics and other fragile items have a great chance of getting damaged at any time of the travel process. Moreover, there is an additional risk of electronics getting stolen similar to other monetary possessions.


Even if you prefer packing bottles of shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, etc., packing these (while following the liquid rule) along with a toothbrush and a spare change of clothes in a carry-on can prove to be really helpful. In case, your luggage gets misplaced, you will still have something to freshen up upon arrival.


Airline food is known to be hated by most people. Moreover, a lot of airlines do not provide food on inland flights. This is why it is always a good idea to pack some snacks in your carry-on.


While not exactly a carry-on essential, sitting on a long flight can get really boring. So make sure you have some music or a book for distraction. If you have a tablet or a laptop, download some movies so you can watch them during the flight.

Traveling only with a carry-on sound convenient, but it is not practical most of the times. However, there are certain carry on essentials you should always keep. To ensure your flight experience is not only comfortable but also enjoyable, having items like entertainment and snacks can come in handy.

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