In the past few years I have made quite a few travels, from down south, to the furthest west I could possibly go, and out to the east coast. I have made a few errors and learned from my mistakes in regards to my packing process. I figured I would share some of my secrets, tips and tricks to make packing all the easier.
Flying Spirit Airlines:
Spirit Airlines is well known for their À la carte services as well as their baggage policy, which is not the standard airline policy (free carry on). You must pay for both a carry on as well as checked luggage. I always wait until the last week or so to decide what I am going to check and what I am going to carry on. Usually I go with a checked bag, but only if the flight is nonstop. Regardless of checking or carrying on a bag you are allowed one personal item. Mine is ALWAYS a back pack. I actually learned this trick from my cousin and I find it way easier than carrying a purse and trying to stuff everything into it, plus the backpack can hold more items such as a change of clothes, medication, and toiletries in case of a delay at the airport.
Items I carry in my backpack:
- Small first aid kit
- Baby wipes
- All of my medications
- Phone charger
- Portable charging bank battery
- Reading material
- Polaroid camera
I also always bring a travel pillow as well as a blanket for the plane ride, as I can easily fall asleep on the plane. I always find it helpful when traveling to dress comfortably and in layers as the temperature may change from one place to the other and also for the fact that it is chilly on the plane. Sometimes I also feel compelled to take a Tylenol PM or Benadryl prior to my flight (if it is long) so I can sleep and be rested up when I get to my destination.
The one thing I do not do which is especially important when checking your luggage is to pack an extra pair of clothing including undergarments in your backpack as a back up, you just never know what kind of situation you might run into.
Now that you know the secrets of a travel lover, you can fly with ease to your destination! I hope you find some of these tips helpful for your next trip!