What’s In My Flight Attendant Carry-On Bag

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When I’m working, I’m on a plane all day. Sometimes I won’t have a break outside of the aircraft until I am done for the day. Because of this, I try to make sure I pack to be prepared for anything- and that’s what my carry-on is for!


I thought about doing this post while I was in the middle of a trip and took these pictures at a hotel – I didn’t add anything extra or take anything out for this post. This is what I usually bring with me on an average trip. I change it up sometimes, especially the type of food I bring!

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1. Food!!


I always bring food!! I get tired of plane food real fast.

Check out some of my posts I’ve made about travel snacks:

Healthy Vegan Travel Snacks

High Protein Travel Snacks

Gluten Free Travel Snacks

The ramen I bring is my all time favorite and it’s very easy to make while traveling. All you need is some hot water and some bouillon cubes. This is my recipe for it: Vegan & Gluten-Free Ramen

RX Nut Butter is my current favorite travel snack:

RXBAR, RX Nut Butter, Variety Pack, 1.13oz, 10 Squeezable Packs, Low Carb, Keto Snack, No Added Sugar, Gluten Free


2. A Travel Size Hairbrush, Deodorant, Hand Sanitizer, a Hair Tie, and Chapstick


For anyone with long hair, I highly recommend always bringing a travel size hairbrush! I’m going to link a good one below:

Conair Pro Hair Brush, Cushion, Purse Size

When you’re in an airplane around so many people, travel size hand sanitizer is always a great idea too. Bath and Body Works brand is my favorite:

Bath & Body Works – ‘Fresh Picks’ Pocketbac Bundle of 5 Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Gels


 3. Rose Water / Other Hydrating Facial Mist


I meant to take a picture of the rose water with everything in the picture above this, but I forgot! This is one of my #1 must haves for flying. When you fly for a long time, you get dehydrated and your skin gets dry. I love rose water for helping my skin stay hydrated. Here is a travel size you can buy:

Teddie Organics Rose Water Facial Toner Spray 2oz

 4. Chargers, Pens, and Utensils


Not all planes have a place to charge your phone but they’re always good to have in airports. I lost my portable charger but I will link a good brand. Most airports have free utensils around the food court areas, so I like to take some to eat my ramen and other food on the plane.

Anker PowerCore+ Mini, 3350mAh Lipstick-Sized Portable Charger (Premium Aluminum Power Bank), One of The Most Compact External Batteries, Compatible with iPhone Xs/XR, Android Smartphones and More

5. Tea, Pain Reliever, Vitamins


I usually have Vitamin C (Emergen-C) in my bag but I ran out the day before I took this picture. I take so much Vitamin C! It helps me stay healthy when I work odd hours and am around so many people in a tiny space.

Emergen-C (60 Count, Super Orange Flavor, 2 Month Supply) Dietary Supplement Fizzy Drink Mix with 1000mg Vitamin C, 0.32 Ounce Powder Packets, Caffeine Free


6. Face Wipes / Makeup Remover, Floss, Contact Case + Solution, Eyedrops, and Dry Shampoo


My eyes get very dry when flying for long periods of time. These eye drops are my all time favorite:

Rohto Cool The Original Cooling Redness Relief Eye Drops, 0.4 Ounce, 3 Count

I also love these travel size makeup remover wipes and dry shampoo:

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelette Singles, Daily Face Wipes To Remove Dirt, Oil, Makeup & Waterproof Mascara, Individually Wrapped, 20 Count (Pack of 2)

Batiste Mini 1.6 Ounce Variety Pack


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