I’m a flight attendant and these are the 10 essential items I always pack in my carry-on bag
- A flight attendant shares her 10 handbag essentials
- They include lip balm, face mist, and eye spray
- In addition to headphones and wireless chargers
A flight attendant shared her top 10 things every traveler should have in her hand luggage for a long haul flight.
Ben Watman, Air New Zealand’s director of in-flight services, has been in the air for nearly a decade and always makes sure to pack his 10 essentials when he travels.
Because of the dry cabin air, Ben always has an eye spray, face mist, lip balm, and spot cleaner on hand to prevent dry skin, lips, eyes, and blemishes.
The frequent flyer also has noise canceling headphones on hand and a Bluetooth device to connect to the in-flight entertainment systems as well as phone charging cables and lens cleaning wipes.
To stay organized, Ben always packs a zipped travel wallet, notepad, and pens.
Air New Zealand’s director of services, Ben Watman, who has been a flight attendant for nearly a decade, has revealed the 10 things you should always pack in carry-on baggage.
Airplane conditions often leave your skin and lips feeling dry, so I always carry a lip balm. My favorite is Kiehl’s Lip Balm No. 1 in Mint Things.
Ben says a face mist can keep your skin from feeling dry and uses Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist in a 30ml size.
A splash of this right before breakfast wakes me up on long flights. This keeps my skin nice and hydrated and feeling good for the rest of the trip.
To prevent breakouts, Ben swears by Origins Super Spot Remover, which he says is an “absolute miracle product.”
“Travel and changing weather conditions can wreak havoc on your skin… If you see a small spot or pimple popping up, this will get rid of it in no time,” he said.
10 things to pack in your carry-on baggage on a long trip
1. Lip balm
2. Eye spray
3. Clearwipe lens cleaner
4. Facial mist
5. AirPods Pro
6. Chargers and cables
7. Twelve Fly South
8. Notepad and pens
9. Stain remover
10. Zip Travel Wallet
Dry conditions can also cause passengers to feel grouchy, so Ben recommends bringing eye spray on the plane; Optrex uses ActiMist
The cabin crew member said Apple’s AirPods Pro are his “favorite travel companion.” He brought his Twelve South AirFly device to connect his wireless headset to the TV screens on the plane
Dry conditions can also make passengers feel irritable, so Ben recommends bringing eye spray on the plane.
Optrex uses an ActiMist which he says is great for contact lens wearers like himself.
Ben said he never goes anywhere without Clearwipe Lens Cleaner, which he uses to remove smudges from sunglasses or phone screens.
The cabin crew member said Apple’s AirPods Pro are his “favorite travel companion.”
He said it’s perfect for listening to music or a podcast when exploring his destination on foot and also cancels out engine noise for better sleep when traveling.
To ensure the device’s battery doesn’t die, Ben carries a clear plastic bag from the chargers and cables. It has also been found that having a notepad and pens on hand helps stay organized
To keep all of his electronics powered on at all times, Ben carries a clear plastic bag of chargers and cables with several international power adapters.
Ben discovered a handy gadget that allows passengers to connect their wireless headphones to the in-flight entertainment systems.
The Twelve South AirFly plugs into the headphone jack on individual TV screens and acts as a Bluetooth adapter.
To jot down travel ideas and to-do lists and fill out international arrival forms on the plane, Ben always has a notepad and pen with him.
Finally, Ben uses a zip-up travel wallet to store his important documents and foreign exchange and keep them organized.