What do you take in your carry on?

Discussion in 'Holidays & Travel' started by Hetty, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. Hetty

    Hetty Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2007
    Messages:
    1,743
    Location:
    Sydney
    We have such long flights living in Australia, so considering carry on luggage is important. Having my luggage lost twice has made me a bit more cautious as I embark on my next trip, so I'm planning on taking:
    Toothbrush and toothpaste
    Spare underwear
    Hand sanitiser (small bottle)
    Face wipes (could double as hand wipes)
    iPod
    Book/kindle
    Eye mask
    Ear plugs
    Sleeping tablets (new for me, every time I've travelled before I've regretted not having them, I don't sleep well on planes)
    Neck pillow
    Socks
    Of course: tickets, passport, cards, etc.

    So, what do you take to make the trip less painful?
     
  2. Alchemist

    Alchemist Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    1,658
    Location:
    Perth
    Backpack for personal travel, i have a rolla-board for when the wife/kids come but the below list is still the same)
    laptop + power supply, mouse, few usb sticks, hdd, random cables and chargers in a little pencil case
    two passports, yellow certificate (immunizations)
    several pens in easy to reach places
    gum / mints
    ibuprofen / paracetamol (various strengths), tissues, band-aids
    2 x lip balms in easy to find places
    bose headphones (+case, cables, spare batteries)
    small earplug / noise cancelling headphones
    ipad
    iphone / wallet (in pocket but sometimes in bag)
    few random bits of scrap paper
    whole bunch of ff cards + hotel cards, spare credit cards
    usually a spare t-shirt depending on trip length
    cash both personal and company
    jumper/thin jacket
    toothbrush/toothpaste (normally a crappy hotel / airline one that goes in the bag with the medication)


    I think that is about it (all from memory i haven't done anything since may) i travel for work internationally for 1-2months at a time so a pack a decent amount in my suitcase and have 'thinned' down my carry on considerably over the years. nobody wants to lug 10kg+ through several flights and long layovers.

    I haven't lost my luggage much at the final destination that wasn't my fault (cancelled/changed itinerary en-route & i trusted jetstar to forward my bags from SG when it was still a 'new' service offered at the airport) so I don't carry spare clothes or toiletries really.
     
  3. Thudd

    Thudd Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    1,223
    Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss.
    Chewing gum & mints
    Moisturiser
    Compact camera
    Music player
    Headphone + spare battery for noise cancellation doohickey
    USB cables
    Power socket converter
    el-cheapo Android tablet (sometimes)
    Book
    Pens
    Cheat sheet of foreign language phrases for learning or revision
    Map from arrival airport to hotel
    Usual travel docs
     
  4. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2002
    Messages:
    157,545
    Location:
    Omicron Persei 8
    I try to generally not take too much in carry on.

    Toothbush and shaving gear
    Headphones
    USB
    iPad
    Pens and notepad
    Panadol
    Deck of cards
    Jacket
    Chewing gum

    Wallet and phone tend to stay on my person.
     
  5. ni9ht_5ta1k3r

    ni9ht_5ta1k3r Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2006
    Messages:
    35,060
    Location:
    地球・オーストラリア・シドニー
    i'll be travelling in a few months so my carry on will be:

    - laptop (that just sits in the overhead compartments for the whole flight)
    - tablet
    - headphones
    - USB cable (if there's in seat USB ports)
    - portable battery
     
  6. dewy

    dewy Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    Messages:
    966
    Location:
    Australia
    Only traveled to Samoa at the moment.

    10 days, I travelled with a Tortuga Air

    In it I carried:
    • Laptop (Dell XPS 13 + Charger)
    • Kindle Paperwhite
    • Xiaomi USB Power Bank + 2 Micro USB Cables (short and long)
    • Spare Battery and Charger for LG G3
    • Sony RX100 II
    • Spare Battery and Charger for Sony RX100
    • Pegless Clothesline
    • Foam Ear Plugs (Disposable kind)
    • JayBird BlueBuds X
    • 3 * Macpac Merino Boxers
    • 1 * Generic Thongs
    • 3 * Socks
    • 1 * Billabong Submersibles Walkshorts (Dried really quickly)
    • 1 * Trousers (had a formal event)
    • 1 * Button/Dress Shirt
    • 3 * Target Tees (Plain)
    • Belt (Dress/Black Leather)
    • Drypack (Has many uses including: Pillow, Clothes Washer, Storage for smelly/wet clothing, extra storage if hung from backpack)
    • Sunglasses
    • Tiny microfiber travel towel
    • Weather cover
    • Torch (prefer the Olight S10R for size) + charger
    • Medications: Stop runs, water purification, neurofen
    • Toiletries (Liquids limited to 100mL obviously): Deodorant (roll on), toothpaste and tube, Dr. Bronner's (used to wash clothing also), Talc, Sunscreen, and Bug repellent
    • Misc: Notepad, few pens, a carabiner clip or two

    I wore my RM Willaim's, chinos, another tee, and a merino pull over (target job) on the plane as well as carried wallet (containing passport) and phone in pockets.

    Nothing at all in checked, as a I traveled with a group and this was my first time overseas I got to travel with just one bag and at the very same time appreciate the shit I didn't have to put up with as I watched everyone else struggle to find their stuff.

    Only thing that will make me in the future carry more is a desire to do a motorcycle style travel, if I need to carry bulky items such as helmets and jackets or whatever they might get a bag but I found the single bag enough, the bag has a zipper to allow it to expand that I never needed to utilise
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2015
  7. styrenic

    styrenic Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2001
    Messages:
    251
    Location:
    melbourne
    A change of clothes is a good idea (pants, tshirt, thin jumper and underpants) just in case they lose your check in luggage or if anything else happens. Saved me in Japan when a waitress split miso soup on my jeans.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Hetty

    Hetty Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2007
    Messages:
    1,743
    Location:
    Sydney
    Thanks everyone. I've decided to bring a change of clothes, especially since I'm leaving summer and going to winter. Some great ideas here :)
     
  9. Stonewall

    Stonewall Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    Messages:
    1,317
    Last trip I took,

    It was a 26 hour travel time with two stop-overs.

    Ipad
    Surface,
    Headphones
    Panadol/Aspirin (learnt that one the hard way).
    Change of clothes (or two) ( I tend to shower on each stopover, the humidity helps).
    Jumper
    Charger cables.
    Mints
    Eye drops (the disposable type).
    Lock for my carry-on.
    Toiletries (normally take the free ones from the lounge in case they run out else where).
     
  10. Smokin Whale

    Smokin Whale Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2006
    Messages:
    5,183
    Location:
    Pacific Ocean off SC
    Why bring a notepad, flashlight and Kindle when you have an LG G3? Hell some would say that the camera in the G3 is good enough but I do understand the RX100 if you want to take some killer shots apart from the typical happy snaps.
     
  11. dewy

    dewy Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    Messages:
    966
    Location:
    Australia
    Flashlight v Phone... Torch is as bright as the headlights on a car, is waterproof, and drop proof, and it is tiny See comparison, charger (not imaged) is tiny also.

    Notepad I just find handy, want to give someone your number, leave a note (I'm only talking a little spiral bound one the size of post-it notes). Honestly tho I could go without it but it takes up such little space I don't mind having it.

    Phone v Camera, simply put true, I could use just the phone, and my next phone will be a waterproof one with a good camera (if they exist still). I'm not really a hard core photographer, but I do feel that the photos taken with the RX100 (for anyone interested) are pretty nice. I also like to play around with some long exposure type stuff which a phone just can't handle easily (no tripod mount/flat surfaces). But I do agree with you.

    I'm not trying to do bare bones travel, just pairing out most of the 'just in-case' type of pack-ins.
     
  12. Smokin Whale

    Smokin Whale Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2006
    Messages:
    5,183
    Location:
    Pacific Ocean off SC
    Fair enough. I suppose I pretty much use my Note 4 for everything :p I have a waterproof bag for it if I expect to get soaked (ie. Thailand water festival) which does the trick.

    Sony Z5 Premium is what you want, water resistant (enough), killer camera, decent sized screen, battery life is decent (unfortunately not removable) but it's a little pricey at the moment.
     
  13. Carni

    Carni Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Messages:
    101
    Location:
    Geraldton, WA
    On my flight back from Canada I took:

    Laptop (With power supply)
    Change of clothing (Underwear, shorts, tshirt)
    Microfibre towel
    Toothbrush
    Headphones
    Travel documents
    Phone
    Wallet

    I didnt bother packing any toiletries as I wanted to get through security as quick as possible and I reasoned that if I could always buy travel sized ones at another airport and throw them out afterwards (which I ended up doing at Sydney Airport when I changed clothes/had a shower)
     
  14. hawpinghaxbag

    hawpinghaxbag Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Messages:
    5,726
    Location:
    Your mum's place
    Ive done no checked bags a few times when im planning on renting a motorbike at the destination country, makes you realize people pack alot of crap they dont need in those giant suit cases, its just there to comfort them :)

    Yeah it looks good, i have Sony Z Ultra + extra battery cover, awesome for travelling, camera is average but it does everything well, tablet, phone, movie watching device, really good for internet, drives my custom iems pretty well
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2016
  15. chainbolt

    chainbolt Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    112,683
    Location:
    Tokyo_Munich
    Very much this. In addition my shaver. Excluding IPood, (have better stuff).
     
  16. radz74

    radz74 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Messages:
    547
    I like to keep my carry on fairly minimal so I get through security easy.

    I take:
    USB cable
    Phone
    Documents and cards
    Spare tshirt, sweater or shirt
    A few pens and notepads
    Small bottle of scented anti friz
    Sleeping pills
    Face wipes
     
  17. nodabs

    nodabs Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2002
    Messages:
    850
    Location:
    melb
    depends what the trip is for but

    Dom- usually work

    I just keep a small bag packed (a QF amenity kit actually :lol:) with charging cables and connectors for everything to throw is whatever bag as well as a 500G drive that I cycle movies and TV shows through every couple of months

    Then the only things that always go are

    laptop
    book
    QC25's
    Fuji X100s
    gum

    Int - generally holidays

    laptop
    book
    QC25's
    gum
    T-shirt
    underwear
    protein bar
    whatever cameras I'm taking that trip in an F-stop ICU

    I rely on lounges and amenity kits for showers toothbrushes etc and obviously squeeze a bit more in if i'm going hand luggage only ;)
     
  18. [KEi]SoVeReIgN

    [KEi]SoVeReIgN Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2002
    Messages:
    8,583
    Location:
    Sydney
    + Airline 3.5mm adaptor so you can use your own headphones on any plane.
     
  19. onggie

    onggie Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2005
    Messages:
    324
    This is a must! Short trips I just bring my own tablet to watch movies. I bring my 3DS but never motivated to play on a plane.
     
  20. kogi

    kogi Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2003
    Messages:
    4,910
    Location:
    2031
    I go minimal

    ipad (only cause I need it for work )
    My mint tin of sim cards
    5 port usb charger
    international plug adapter
    1 x change of clothing
    toiletries
    3 x pack of pocket tissues (tempo tissues if you want to google them. not popular here but a must for travel in asia)
     

Share This Page

Advertisement: