**As posted to the Slater Place Blog**
One of my first memories was waking up on an airplane. I’ve been trying to perfect the art of packing for one ever since.
After searching for years, I’ve given up on finding the perfect carry on bag. They don’t exist. What I now rely on is a trusty large tote (I like Longchamp La Pliage bags since they’re light) with smaller bags inside to keep everything easy to find. Here are some other tips for your packing list:
On my most recent trip I took along the sample of the Slater Place Camel/Sunsets leather clutch. This bag is a great travel companion for many reasons: sturdy leather that holds its shape, wide enough for plane tickets, zippable and can be used as a going out bag once you arrive. So good.
I also use other various bags and sacks for things I need on board for sleep and for makeup purposes.
Don’t forget a pen
Simple, but important. If you’re going out of the country, there will be several forms to fill out. I’d recommend one that clicks rather than has a lid. The lid will inevitably get knocked somewhere under the seat behind you, leaving you with an ink situation and a case of plane rage.
Bring tea bags
This gives you more options on board than the usual black tea (and peppermint if you’re lucky).
Don’t use a passport holder
They look pretty, but customs officials seem to hate them and they add bulk. Keep your passport with your tickets in the aforementioned clutch and it will be easy to find when you need it.
Good for general personal hygiene after a long flight and helps ears to pop during landing.
I’m going to assume you’re already all over things like books/magazines, moisturising products, socks and ear plugs. Aka the long haul bare essentials.