3 Things to Always Take to the Airport With You

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Airports are strange places, with waiting lounges, fast food outlets, and a big mix of people inside. Delays and flight changes can mean that we spend more time in them than we expect to, so get prepared and make sure that when you’re next heading to the airport, you bring these essentials with you.


Even if you’re only planning on arriving to the airport a few hours before your flight, wetwipes (and hand sanitizer) are a good idea. Who knows when the child sitting next to you will decide to spill their drink on you, or when you’ll decide a make up reapplication is in order after the aircon has dried out your skin?

Sweets or Gum

Sitting around for hours can get boring, but you may not want to eat a full meal or buy loads of snacks. Make sure you bring some packs of your favorite sweets or gum, so you have something to munch on and keep you occupied. This can also provide a much-needed energy boost when your flight has been delayed until the small hours.


Whether it’s your phone (bring a battery pack), a book, some cards or a pocket sudoku, make sure you bring something to pass the hours. Whether you’re traveling alone or as part of a group, there will be long waits and it’s always a good idea to come prepared with a few ways to pass the time.

Bringing the right items to the airport can be the difference between an OK wait and an awful one, so make sure you plan and come prepared.