wikiHow to Pack a Carry on Bag Full of Fun for a Long Plane Ride

Plane rides can be long and boring; this is a fact that cannot be argued. Thankfully, having a bag full of entertainment can lessen the boredom that an unprepared flyer is doomed to endure.

Steps

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    Find a bag. A good carry-on bag should be small enough and light enough that you can carry it easily. However, it should not be so small that it cannot fit everything you need. It also must be small enough that it fits under the seat in front of you or in the overhead bin. There are many types of bags that work well as carry-on luggage. Any one of the following choices are valid alternatives These bags include:
    • A duffel bag. If you choose to use a duffel bag, it should have good handles and/or an over-the-shoulder strap.
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    • A small wheeled suitcase This should be small enough to fit in the overhead bin.
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    • A backpack. This backpack should be of a fairly large size with many pockets. It also should be sturdy and durable. If it gets dirty or broken, you shouldn't have to worry about it.
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    • A messenger bag. This bag should have an adjustable strap. This is one of the lesser alternatives, as it is much less comfortable to carry a messenger bag over one shoulder than it is to carry a backpack on two.
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    Come up with a list of everything that you will need or want on the plane. This list should start broad. Put down everything and anything you may want or need. And only after you have put everything down, begin to narrow down the list. Cross things you don't really need off.
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    Begin to put the most essential items into your carry on. These items include "freshen up" items such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, moisturizer, and a hairbrush. You should also pack your pillow and/ or blanket at this time if they apply.
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    The second and final thing you should pack are the things that are for entertainment. These are items such as:
    • Books
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    • Magazines
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    • Electronics
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    • Pens/pencils
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    • Drawing pad
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Things You'll Need

  • A carry-on bag
  • Electronics
  • Books or magazines
  • Other means of entertainment
  • All legal documents
  • wallet
  • hand-sanitizer
  • head phones
  • underwear
  • makeup bag
  • charger
  • container (if you use it)
  • eye-mask
  • eyedrop (if you are traveling with contacts)
  • glasses
  • chapstick (your mouth can get dry)
  • food ( I recommend gums, snacks, candy, etc)
  • sketch book
  • pencil/eraser
  • socks (for cozy feet)

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