When traveling, your carry on bag should be packed for any emergency that may come along.
- Make sure your carry-on bag contains everything you will need for the duration of the flight. With security after 9/11 adding hours onto travel time, be sure to pack everything you will need for the day into your carry on bag.
- It will be easier to get through the airport with your bags if you use a if you use a suitcase with wheels.
- Include a medical kit in your carry-on bag. Items to consider include regular medications, painkillers, antacids and band-aids. Never pack your medications in a checked bag. You can go a couple days in the same clothing if need be, but you don't want to be without your medication.
- It might be a good idea to take along a pillbox with compartments for different days of the week. Being away from home (and your usual routine) could make you more likely to forget to take your medication.
- You never know when a travel delay could happen and for those who need to eat at scheduled times this can cause problems. It's useful to pack a small snack (like a granola bar or piece of fruit) in your carry on bag.
- Pack a spare pair of glasses, don't forget sunscreen and a hat.