Now that the holiday season has officially started, it won’t be long before you find yourself flying across the country and around the world to spend time with your loved ones, or to simply take that much-needed vacation you’ve been looking forward to all year. No matter what your plans are for the season, whether you’re a seasoned traveler or not, there are always a number of carry-on essentials for long flights (as well as short ones) you should always have within reach during your time in the air.
Even if you plan to spend most of your flight sleeping (kudos to you if you can!), we can all agree that just having some of your things close by, as opposed to well beneath you in the cargo section with your checked bags, simply makes your trip 10 times easier. From a portable charger—which, without a doubt, you will want—to a lightweight sweater and scarf to keep you extra comfortable throughout the flight, see all of our carry-on necessities below.
A sleek passport holder will keep your passport safe within your bag—and, of course, it's cute.