5 Things to Bring When You’re Traveling by Plane

By Shannon Gurnee
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June 12, 2017
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Ever since I was a kid, flying in a plane has made me nervous. I honestly think it’s a number of things, including being scared of heights, having no control over the plane and not really understanding how a huge plane can stay in the air thousands of feet off the ground. Even though I get nervous, I still do it when I’m traveling long distances.

While these things I mentioned above make me nervous, there is one other thing that makes me nervous about flying – the fear of motion sickness kicking in while I’m in the air! Thankfully, I haven’t yet experienced the dreaded act of puking up my guts into a small paper bag surrounded by strangers, but I have experienced the lightheadedness and nausea that goes along with motion sickness. My youngest son unfortunately inherited this trait from me and he always throws up when he gets motion sickness. I’m so glad there is Dramamine®Non-Drowsy Naturals to help alleviate the motion sickness symptoms. In fact, it’s is my go-to motion sickness preventative medicine that I take whenever I’m traveling – and it works! Dramamine® is America’s number one over-the-counter brand for the treatment and prevention of motion sickness, so I know the products will work and fast.

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Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals should be taken 30 minutes before starting an activity or at the onset of symptoms to help prevent or relieve the nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness. So if I’m traveling by plane, I like to take it when I’m waiting in the seating area prior to boarding the plane.

Later this month, I’ll be heading to Orlando, Florida for BlogHer ’17 and I will definitely have my Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals on hand when I fly, as I’ve had a history of motion sickness. I can’t wait to meet up with brands and bloggers at this fun conference, as well as the things I’ll learn while I’m there. I know that Dramamine® will get me there feeling comfortable without motion sickness!

 

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5 Things to Bring When You’re Traveling By Plane!

1 – Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals – this helps battle my motion sickness, making the flight much more enjoyable. I always have it on hand when I travel. Save $1.00 on Dramamine products HERE.

2 – Chewing gum – this helps to clear your ears when cabin pressure changes in the plane.

3 – Lip balm – to keep your lips moisturized. With the air running the entire flight, your lips can get pretty dry and chapped, so put some moisture back in them with lip balm.

4 – Cash or credit card – you’ll want cash or credit card on hand if you’ll be ordering snacks or drinks. Sometimes you’ll even have the option to purchase headphones if you forgot to bring them in the plane with you.

5 – Water and snacks – you can buy them in the airport or on the plane, but they are less expensive in the airport. I like to have pretzels and water on hand as they also help my ears to clear when we’re taking off from the airport.

 

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

220 Responses to “5 Things to Bring When You’re Traveling by Plane”

  1. Natalie says:

    I make sure I have gum, something to read, snacks and a jacket in case I get cold. Planes always have too much air conditioning for my taste 🙂

  2. Denise S says:

    I have not flown in 20 years, but I would take Dramamine with me if I did.

  3. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I always have a book to read.

  4. Jeanna says:

    I make sure to always have gum in my purse when I travel by plane!

  5. shelly peterson says:

    I have not flown in a long time, but I would have snacks, gum and a coat with me.
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  6. shelly peterson says:

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  7. Peter G says:

    I have a sweater, neck pillow and a book.

  8. Joely Smith says:

    Water and snacks for sure and YES LIPBLAM! Can’t leave without them but I have not needed Dramamine on a plane. When I need it is when on BOATS. I took a cruise once and could not have survived it without Dramamine!

  9. Jeanette says:

    I am SOOO glad they have a non drowsy version of this! I only have to take it when in the car but I hated the tired feeling that came with it!

  10. Margaret Smith says:

    Gum or some kind of suckers and Alieve in case of headaches.

  11. Tomi says:

    Chewing gum isn’t MY travel must have. Makes take offs and landings a lot easier on my ears.

  12. Cheryl B says:

    I make sure to have a good book to read while on a plane.

  13. Shanon Baas says:

    A book to read.

  14. Deb Ford says:

    Gum, mints, some snacks and books on tape are necessities on a plane!

  15. James Robert says:

    Lots of gum so I can occupy me and a good magazine.

  16. Danai says:

    I always have gum. Too many issues with my ears and I want to head off that pain before it can start.

  17. Angela Saver says:

    I always have gum and water with me when I travel by plane. This is a great list though because so many people go years between flying or have never flown at all. It’s nice to be prepared! Thanks for the chance at this!

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  18. candy says:

    I have only ever used dramamine for when we were out on the water. Thinking I need to try it when we are on a road trip and the hilly and curvy roads make me feel ill. Flying doesn’t bother me. We always use credit card to buy snacks they never want to take cash.

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  20. jeri dickinson says:

    I would bring a book, a sweater, snacks,a drink, pepto pills

  21. Jennifer Van Huss says:

    Motion sickness is my enemy! I am always look out for new products that will help me combat these issues!

  22. I ALWAYS make sure I have gum on me when I fly. My ears pop worse than anyone I know.

  23. Jeni says:

    I always make sure a take a pillow with me on the plane. So many airlines have gotten rid of them, and it’s so nice to have a travel pillow and a comfy pair of shoes when you will be on a long flight.

  24. I always make sure I have a book with me!

  25. We are taking the kids on their first airplane flight, and I want to be as prepared as possible. I’ll have to get the kids version and this for myself!

  26. Kelly D says:

    I make sure to have magazines and snacks.

  27. Claudia Krusch says:

    I love Dramamine Non-Drowsy Naturals. They are so effective when I travel and I can stay alert. They saved me on my first cruise.

  28. I always bring a book or a magazine to read.

  29. Daniel M says:

    always need something to read

  30. Kiara says:

    A book to read.

  31. HilLesha says:

    I always bring a good book to read as well as noise-cancelling headphones. Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. Steve Weber says:

    my phone charger, reading materials and a good pair of headphones.

  33. Dogvills says:

    This is a great list. I also bring a book for me and lots of games and activities for the kiddos to keep them busy.

  34. Caroline Schaffer says:

    Definitely gum, book, and phone with most current playlists (and my charger).

  35. rika says:

    I need to try this medicine! I travel a lot and often feel motion sickness when I am on a boat or small cruise.

  36. Lisa Brown says:

    I always have a book with me

  37. Kimmy Ripley says:

    I can not live without my Ipad Mini because I love to watch movies on it.

  38. Ashley C says:

    I always have to have water. Plane rides make me so thirsty! I also don’t chew gum, so having a sip of water helps when taking off or landing to keep the pressure out of my ears.

  39. Totally awesome list! It’s good to have dramamine with you whenever you travel! It’s going to come in handy when you get motion sickness. It’s also going to help you enjoy the journey instead of feeling sick all the time.

  40. Julie Wood says:

    I have to have my water bottle and drink plenty of water, magazines, gum and my tablet to look at.

  41. Julie Wood says:

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  42. Jennifer says:

    I definitely have to have my Dramamine and my chewing gum when I fly. They are the two items I never leave home without.

  43. Kendra says:

    I don’t fly much but the Dramamine would be a need

  44. mami2jcn says:

    I have gum with me to make my ears pop.

  45. mami2jcn says:

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  46. Elena says:

    I make sure to bring gum

  47. Suzanne K says:

    I always have chewing gum and a book with me when I fly.

  48. This is great for traveling. I know many people who need this and I have to pick some up before my next travels.

  49. paige chandler says:

    I have motion sickness and MUST have Dramamine on the plane.

  50. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I have only flown once and I had a couple of drinks because I was pretty scared. I have taken Dramamine before on other types of trips and it works great!

  51. Denise B. says:

    I like having a crossword puzzle book, a magazine, and a bunch of munchies.

  52. Kathy says:

    This is a great list. I’ve never actually been on a plane before. I have always heard about chewing gum to be really helpful.

  53. Madonna says:

    I have never been on a plane so I have no idea what I would bring.

  54. I definitely need chewing gum when I fly. My ears pop so much! And bringing your own water and snacks saves you a ton of money. The airline snacks are so pricey.

  55. Natalie says:

    I thankfully don’t get nauseous often when travelling, but always better being safe than sorry! I need chewing gum to unblock my ears 🙂

  56. Stephanie V. says:

    relaxing music, gum and mints to help relieve ear pressure and headache medicine!

  57. claudia davis says:

    I make sure to have the following when I am traveling by plane:
    1) ipad
    2) headphones
    3) snacks
    4) traveling slippers
    5) zip up sweatshirt
    6) chargers
    7) clip on light for laptop / ipad
    8) laptop for longer flights

  58. uprunforlife says:

    It has been so long since I have flown on a plane. I would have to pack gum, my cell phone cable/charger, headphones, and stuff for the kids.

  59. Ann Fantom says:

    I have have to have earbuds to listen to the movie or music on my phone

  60. Eloise says:

    great list! glad there’s a motion sickness supplement that’s non-drowsy for those who need it, such as yourself! I always bring gum on a plane, ever since I heard it help with the take off and landing to make your ears not pop by increasing altitude too fast!

  61. Sandy Klocinski says:

    Undergarments, shoes, a set or two of regular clothes, entertainment, medication and, for longer flights, basic toiletries.

  62. Lip balm is sooo essential! Who wants to fly with dry lips?! Not I! Snacks are also essential!

  63. heather says:

    When I am traveling my plane I make sure I have hand wipes on hand and I wipe everything down around my seat.

  64. Will G says:

    I make sure to my laptop.

  65. Bryan Vice says:

    My tweet https://twitter.com/bvice1/status/874729197561884672
    Last time i flown was over 15 years ago. Im scared of heights ..it wasnt too bad though

  66. David Hollingsworth says:

    I have never been on a plane, but if I did, I would probably bring some hand sanitizer. You have to be cautious, because you obviously have no idea who sat in your seat before you, or use the armrest also before you.

  67. Jessica To says:

    I would have to bring a book to occupy myself.

  68. Wendy R. says:

    I like to have gum, and my neck pillow and a blanket. Dramamine is great to have too and I love that you can now find non-drowsy formulas.

  69. margarette says:

    I will bring a snack, water, medicine, charger, cellphone and my ipod music. I can’t live without music.

  70. Adaleta says:

    Lip balm, gum and kleenex are my must haves for flying!

  71. Tom says:

    I bring a magazine and a tablet with some movies on it.

  72. Linda Lansford says:

    I use it on the boat

  73. Victoria Heckstall says:

    I used this especially when we will travel with the cruise. I would love to bring snacks and pillow too.

  74. Karlyn Cruz says:

    I bring some foods, tablet and earphone love listening music while on travel.

  75. Rebecca Swenor says:

    This is a great list of items to bring when you are traveling on a plane. I don’t fly much at all but I would take the Dramamine next time I do. This can be used for many things too. I do believe I have used it when I had vertigo. Thanks for sharing the list.

  76. Lynndee says:

    Chewing gum! We have a trip coming and I need to put that on the list. Thanks for the reminder!

  77. Dramamine has accompanied me on many flights! My vertigo kicks in quite often and being that high up in the air makes it even worse.

  78. OFG says:

    Tylenol in case I get a headache.

    • Jillian C says:

      Yes!!! bring Tylenolo, aspirin/acetaminophen/caffeine combo, or whatever is your preferred headache remedy. If you buy at at the airport, it’s horrendously expensive. It was almost fifteen dollars for four tablets once when I needed it at an airport.

  79. beth shepherd says:

    I always have Dramamine and snacks with me on the plane. Thank you

  80. Jenny Scheldberg says:

    I definitely need something to read, water, and a snack. Maybe a Xanax too 🙂

  81. Kyl Neusch says:

    I always have a book to read.

  82. Jillian Too says:

    I always make sure to have gum and a snack.

  83. Theresa Jenkins says:

    It’s been a long time since I have flown but Dramamine is a must with any travel for me… motion sickness was a BIG thing as a kid, as I got older I seem to have out grown it but when I hit 50… it’s back with vengeance!

  84. Emily R. says:

    I make sure to have Dramamine, Kleenex & a good book.

  85. crystal gibson says:

    I have never flown but I know I would have to bring a book to read to pass the time. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

  86. Gina M says:

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  87. Gina M says:

    I have taken Dramamine before to help with motion sickness. I also try a fizzy drink, closing my eyes, and concentrating on something in the distance.

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  88. Madeline says:

    I like to bring something to read and water.

  89. Margaret Smith says:

    Gum, water and lip gloss. Thanks so much.

  90. Laura Barnes-Schrillo says:

    I always have gum and noise cancelling headphones

  91. Rachel says:

    I make sure I have hand sanitizer, gum, tissues and a neck pillow when traveling by plane.

  92. Jessie C. says:

    I make sure to have my cashmere wrap on hand when I’m traveling by plane.
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  93. Steve Stone says:

    a stress ball and motion pills.

  94. latanya says:

    I make sure to have my phone charger

  95. Ashley Simmons says:

    When I’m traveling by plane I always have to bring an eye mask and neck pillow! I can’t even imagine trying to sleep without those essentials.

  96. liza vladyka says:

    my son uses this for car sickness

  97. liza vladyka says:

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  98. Lasonda says:

    I always have gum to chew and a book to read.

  99. Jen says:

    I like to have magazines and a good book when I travel.

  100. Susan Smith says:

    I always have gum, books or magazines and earbuds.

  101. Brad says:

    I have been flying for 46 years, since I was 2, so I don’t really have any problems with planes. One of my boys does get car sick when we drive twisty roads, so we do try to keep some Dramamine in the car for him.

  102. These are great! I Love flying but some of these I didn’t even think of!

  103. Amy Tong says:

    I always make sure to have my pain relieve medication for my headache. But I will include Dramamine in the future. I get motion sickness every once in a while!

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  104. Alexandra Oller says:

    When I was younger I was always told sucking through a straw would help pop my ears when flying and it never ever worked!

  105. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I always bring a sweater in case I’m cold when I travel. I also try to bring chewing gum to help with my ears popping for elevation changes.

  106. Denise L says:

    I always have a bottle of water. I get so dehydrated when I fly.

  107. Mita says:

    I always have chewing gum

  108. Amity J says:

    I could never leave the house without hand sanitizer..

  109. April says:

    I always bring a sweater/jacket because I always get cold and a book or three to read.

  110. Claire says:

    A big scarf/wrap to use as a light blanket. I always get cold on planes!

  111. rachel says:

    Snacks, a cardigan and a book! Although with toddlers now, flying is a whole other story!

  112. LAMusing says:

    I need hand lotion and lip balm – it gets very dry on planes.

  113. Barbara Montag says:

    When I am flying I always make sure I have my medication and a pillow with me.
    thank you

  114. Leela says:

    Usually chewing gum.

  115. Brittney House says:

    I make sure to have wipes on hand when traveling. I heard how dirty some things can be when traveling on planes.

  116. clynsg says:

    The main thing I make certain that I have is something to read. And since that is now almost always my Kindle, make certain it is totally charged!

  117. sarah k says:

    The last time I flew it was soo cold on the plane so a cardigan is something I would bring with me if I travel by plane again.

  118. Cynthia C says:

    I always take snacks and my Kindle on the plane with me. Luckily I don’t get motion sickness on planes, only on boats.

  119. Leslie Davis says:

    A book and some music.

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  121. Erika says:

    I always need Dramamine when I travel by plane!

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  122. Letessha says:

    I have not travelled by plane since 1999 but if I do fly, i will be sure to have gum, a good book, and Dramamine.

  123. Stefanie G says:

    I always have to have my ipod, music always makes the time go by faster!

  124. Lisa says:

    I always need snacks and things to read!

  125. Vincent says:

    I bring snacks (I count on them to bring me some juice) and I like to bring my own headphones.

  126. Tammy Pereira says:

    Chewing Gum is a definite necessity for me when flying!

  127. Michele Baron says:

    I always bring my own snacks and a good book

  128. Iliana says:

    I also take bonine and bring snacks, headphones and lozenges for a dry throat.

  129. Lisa says:

    I don’t really travel by plane, but if I did, I would carry pretty much the same items that are listed in the article: water, snacks, and cash/credit card. I’d also bring along some ibuprofen for headaches, allergy medicine,tissues, and a couple of magazines or a book.

  130. Gina blades says:

    I always have these in my purse or tote:

    Hand cream
    Face cream
    Makeup remover wipes
    Colgate Wisps for brushing on the go
    Gum/mints
    Cash
    Snacks

  131. Rosie says:

    I haven’t been on a plane in ages, I’m thinking what I would want the most are my earmuffs, they block out noise. I got them at a gun shop, they wear them while they practice at the range. I don’t know if I would get motion sick on a plane, I know I get sea sick very easily.

  132. Christina says:

    What a fun giveaway! Motion sickness is the worst! I always pack gum and snacks. ☺️

  133. Tamra H says:

    I always make sure to have a book to read or earbuds!

  134. Janna Johnson says:

    Must haves for my plane rides always include a sedative, anti-nausea medication, cell phone, charger, headphones, and a neck pillow! I mean the medication in all seriousness as I HATE the feeling of falling even for a moment and have only been able to get on a plane with medication the last 5 years. I never flew until I was 32 years old!

  135. Connie Lee says:

    I’ve never been on a plane, but when and if I do, I’m going to make sure I have a good book to read.

  136. Michael says:

    I always need my dramamine

  137. Cynthia Schmied says:

    I carry cooling wipes, sandwich baggies and extra pens for the crossword puzzle in the airplane magazine.

  138. Rosie says:

    I haven’t traveled by plane in ages! It does make me nervous, too, but I do tend to be the nervous Nellie type. Seeing from comments people make about flying I would bring my safety ear muffs, they cut out noise pretty good! These are good tips, and if/when I need to fly, I will keep all this in mind.

  139. John Joseph says:

    I always make sure to bring chewing gum and something like aspirin in case of a headache

  140. Alison McFadden says:

    My must haves for traveling are earbuds, iPod, pillow, sweatshirt and eye mask.

  141. CR Williams says:

    I have to say my phone and laptop!

  142. Cindy says:

    I would have tissue and hand wipes.

  143. Jeffrey says:

    I always like to make sure to have extra patience on me when I travel by air along with reading material!

  144. BIRDIE SKOLFIELD says:

    I always have mints to chew on it settles the stomach and lavander essential oil to calm my anxious mind

  145. amy stonger says:

    I need my Dramamine to prevent motion sickness. I also need my headphones and a warm sweater.

  146. Stephanie Larison says:

    Dramamine for sure, it’s a gift from the Gods! I just discovered it this last year and it’s amazing. I also bring my crossword puzzle book to keep me busy.

  147. Kevin E says:

    i make sure that I pack gum, Dramamine, and headphones!

  148. Francine Anchondo says:

    A book to read

  149. Liz N says:

    I always take antibacterial wipes so I can wipe down everything! The seat belt fastener to the tray table to the arm rests to the light controls!

  150. Angie Adelman says:

    My must have are gum for my ears
    Travel at night of going far so I can sleep
    And something light to eat so I don’t get nauseas.
    Thanks for this chance.
    Good luck all

  151. kjasus says:

    i take dramamine and gum

  152. Gina blades says:

    I always have: hand cream, baby wipes, face wipes, face cream, headphones, movies pre-downloaded, water, magazine or book(s).

  153. Noelle Carroll says:

    A fully charged phone, gum, snacks and a drink

  154. Michelle Ayers says:

    I always make sure to have something to read!

  155. Maria A. Malaveci says:

    Oh goodness there are so many things that I make sure to have! For myself my Kindle & gum, and for my kids things to keep them busy like coloring books, video games and of course the essentials like snacks, gum, and Motrin/Tylenol.

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  156. Elle says:

    I make sure to have gum, snacks and Advil.

  157. Jennifer Hayden says:

    I always carry a travel blanket in case it’s cold or to use as a pillow.

  158. Chrissy says:

    I make sure that I always have my kindle with a few good books that I’m looking forward to reading. That makes any travel delays almost worth it especially if I’m travelling alone!

  159. Alyce Poalillo says:

    I need to have a couple of things to read and for longer flights I bring an eye mask so I can sleep.

  160. Jason Vaughn says:

    Thanks for the contest. I love Dramamine when I travel. This summer I used it when I went to DC.

  161. sylvia says:

    I travel by plane a lot; I usually make sure I have a bottle of water with me and a good book.

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