airline pilot luggage packing tips

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  • Sunday, September 23, 2018

airline pilot luggage packing tips

airline crew luggage

Any chronic over-packer will tell you that cramming half your closet into your airline pilot luggage and not having it split at the seams is a genuine art form. And even if you’re the most seasoned traveler, few things are more disappointing than arriving at the airport, ready to roll onto your flight, and being told that you’ll have to check your carefully airline crew luggage, which somehow doesn’t comply with TSA guidelines. Who wants to sit and wait by that ominous carousal, silently praying that their bag will someday emerge unscathed on the conveyor belt?

The perfect piece of airline crew luggage should be practical, durable, airline-accepted and also really nice to look at. A hard-case, four-wheel rolling bag is usually a safe bet, since it is usually more resistant to damage and will easily rotate around whatever surface you encounter. However,some trips is necessory for travelling.

1. THE WINNING RATIO IS 3:1
Pack three tops for every bottom. Pants and skirts take up more room than shirts and you can get away with wearing “bottoms” more often.

2. MIX AND MATCH
Start with two core neutral colours (think black, white, cafe latte) for the basics and add two or three colours that co-ordinate and add some pizzazz.

Pick non-crinkling clothes and outfits that make you feel confident — if you find a reason not to wear it at home, don’t pack it.

3. LAYERS

Think lightweight and layers.

T-shirts, tank tops and cardigans can pile in much easier and are lighter than jumpers and hefty jackets. Pack thermals for colder climates and sarongs for the heat — they weigh less and do more.

4. SCARVES, TIES AND JEWELLERY

These weigh next to nothing, add another layer if it gets cold and can change the look of an outfit you’ve already worn.

5. TOILETRIES

If the hotel provide toiletries, cross the basics off your list. That leaves more room for makeup, hair products, straighteners, eyelash curlers … not.

You’re on holiday, leave the gadgets home.

If you want to take toiletries in your carry-on, remember,100ml bottles have to fit in a 1 litre ziplock bag.