Packing for a Long Flight

After many trips to Australia and other plane trips we have this packing thing down.



Most below is from the airline restrictions. Also check with the individual airline to see what they allow. Weights can vary.


Your Carry On


Standard article

23 cm x 40 cm x 55 cm (9 in x 15.5 in x 21.5 in) Wheels and handles included 10 kg (22 lb)


Personal article

16 cm x 33 cm x 43 cm maximum weight 10 kg (22 lb)


Examples of standard or personal articles (as determined by their size) According to the airline

•Carry-on bag, roller bag, backpack, briefcase,

•Laptop computer,

•Camera bag,

•Garment bag (size and weight restrictions apply),

•Diplomatic or consular bag,

•Musical instrument.

•Cat or small dog in its carrier,

•Airport shopping and duty-free purchases,

•Sport racquet (e.g. tennis, squash, badminton)

*Purse



Our Suggestions for what to pack to bring on plane.

  1. Toothbrush

  2. Hair brush

  3. Wipes. Easy to clean up and wash on plane or between flights

  4. Air planes (special ear plugs for those who have trouble flying)

  5. Decongestants

  6. Deodorant

  7. Passport

  8. Wallet and ID

  9. Headphones

  10. Cell phone

  11. Books and magazines

  12. Laptop, iPad etc.

  13. Pen (custom forms)

  14. Change of clothes (especially underwear)

  15. Glasses/contacts

  16. All medications needed

  17. Neck pillow, cannot stress how this makes the flight more comfortable

  18. Cash

  19. Kleenex

  20. Zip lock bags (plastic bags) all liquids in your carry on must be bagged.

  21. Air Bourne

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