Complete Packing Guide: Hand Carry Luggage for Long-Haul Flights
Updated: Sep 3
Preparing for a long flight ahead, but don’t know where to start with packing? Good news – we’ve prepared a simple checklist of all the essentials you will need during your travels.
In this particular guide, we will share in detail what you need (and may want) to bring in your hand-carry luggage perfect for a long-haul flight.
Depending on your cabin class (Economy, First Class, Business), your weight baggage can vary. The standard size is 56 x 36 x 23 cm, of 7KG, or up to 10KG if you’re in Business.
Here’s a tip: copy, paste and print this list to guide you whenever you’re about to travel!
The Essential Packer:
Wallet – separate local and foreign currencies; include credit card and other ID
Power bank + cord
Travel toothbrush kit
Lip balm or moisturizer
Journal or your favorite book
Light snacks – crackers, chocolate bars
If you’re a Techie Packer, add in:
Kindle or iPad
Ziplock or toiletries bag
Makeup essentials – press powder, mascara, blush on, and lipstick
Travel-sized perfume or cologne
Hand and face wipes
If you have some extra space:
Neck pillow & eye mask
Extra change of clothes (undergarment, light shirt)
Jacket or sweatshirt (preferably no zippers!)
Remember NOT to pack these things:
Flammable objects – lighter/matches, lithium batteries
Liquids, makeup fluids that are above 100ml
Sharp objects – scissors, blades
If ever I missed anything, check out the TSA website to find out the complete list of what you can bring.
Want to know how to travel stress-free while on a long-haul flight? Check out this useful post about 10 travel hacks.
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