With our in-flight amenity kits being rolled out across all British Airways Club World flights from Heathrow, it got us thinking about the other essentials you need while travelling. Each of our kits contain selected products from our Restore & Relax Spa collection, as well as a super-soft jersey eye-mask, to offer a touch of luxury in the sky. But, what else should you carry in your hand luggage to ensure a smooth flight?
One of the joys of hold luggage (apart from having more room for shoes) is you can streamline your carry-on bag and then sail through the airport. However, ensure you still make the most of your baggage allowance with these pieces you’ll want to keep with you.
1. A clutch of convenience
Make sure you consider everything you’ll need pre-flight. Roomy hand luggage means it’s easy for tickets, passports and important documents to get lost in the bottom of your bag. Save time fiddling at check-in desks by keeping all your essentials together in a handy clutch you can pop into your larger bag. Opt for one with a fun design, such as our Ciao Pouch, and it can double as a clutch for evening when you reach your destination.
2. Skin staples to savour
Keep your skin hydrated during the flight and fill a clear cosmetics case with all your skincare favourites, ready to be used during the journey – just remember to keep all liquids under 100ml so you can speed through security. Our Advanced Skincare Essentials Kit contains three of our bestselling skincare products in a handy travel-size set, making it ideal for taking on board.
3. A beat-the-air-con layer
Airplanes are notorious for air-con-induced chills. However, if you’re travelling to a hot destination, a bulky jumper you’ll only wear on the plane takes up valuable space. Opt for an oversized scarf, which is small enough to be folded into your bag without taking up too much room. A wool-silk blend will offer optimum warmth.
4. Grab and go accessories
Planning to arrive at your hotel before check-in? Or, just want to head straight out into the sun as soon as possible? A simple pair of flip-flops will take up minimal room, as will one of your bikinis, meaning you can slip them into your carry-on and transition straight into holiday mode on arrival (that scarf from earlier will also double up as a handy sarong).
5. A just-in-case dress
It’s a situation we all dread: arriving at the baggage carousel to find our suitcase has been lost en route. Packing a lightweight dress in your hand luggage means you’ll be prepared should the worst happen. Opt for a simple cotton, or linen dress, that folds up super-small and can take you from day to night – or at least until you and your bag are reunited.
Plus, make sure your carry-on is as chic as its contents with these pieces designed to ensure you arrive in style…