Wrap your fancier threads in plastic
If you’re haphazardly neglecting the travel iron suggestion, packing your dress shirts or luxury fabrics (like caaashmere) in plastic is a good way to keep ’em fresh. “I put my dress and uniform shirts in a plastic garbage bag, or the plastic bag you receive from the dry cleaners,” the American flight attendant suggests. No wrinkles, no stains.
Always bring a swimsuit
“Because… well, you never know,” a Southwest flight attendant says.
Make yourself a portable Rite Aid
If you’re flying long distances or upwards of four hours, make an effort to prepare for bodily mishaps by bringing supplies in your carry-on.
“I bring a medicine kit and an airplane kit,” says a Virgin flight attendant. “The medicine kit has everything from Advil Cold & Sinus and Theraflu to ear plugs and hair ties -- basically anything I might need. The airplane kit has an eye mask, blow-up neck pillow, more earplugs, Dramamine, etc.”