Travel essentials for budget flights
One of the biggest ways to save big on flights is to opt for budget carriers, but we all know how adding the miscellaneous items to your flight can end up increasing your fares. To save on the hefty check-in luggage fee, we’ve rounded up a couple of travel sized essentials for you to pack light and travel with just a carry on!
Not only will you save on the baggage fees, you won’t have to worry about lost luggage! You can just hop off the plane and straight off into the city while the rest watch bags go round and round a belt.
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1. Handheld weighing scale
We all know how particular certain budget airlines can be, especially when it comes to the weight of your carry on bags. With most airlines only allowing a carry-on bag weighing less than 7kg, you’ll be needing this handy weighing scale to ensure your shopping haul doesn’t exceed your weight allowance.
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2. Travel size bottles
One of the bulkiest things you can back in your carry-on is full-sized toiletries. Forget big bottles of shampoo, conditioner, facial soap and the works. Instead, transfer your beauty must-haves into these small reusable silicon capsules that not only save luggage space, they are also below 100ml. This means that you can safely pass through security scans!
3. Hanging toiletry bag
Store all of your toiletries and beauty products in this handy toiletry bag! This comes with a small hanger at the top, which makes for the perfect companion in small toilets with little shelf space.
4. Travel wallet
Leave all your loyalty cards and love notes from your friends at home and bring only your necessities. You wouldn’t want to risk losing important credit cards and insurance memberships whilst on your trip. We suggest just packing only cash, your phone, ID and 1 credit card into this body pouch. Be sure to strap it close to you at all times!
5. Packing cubes
These packing cubes not only help you keep your clothes compact, they also limit the amount of clothes you bring. Make sure you pack clothes that are versatile. We find that plain colored clothes are great for mixing and matching and when you take travel photos they are not that recognisable!
#Klooktip: We suggest limiting yourself to 3 cubes so you don’t end up packing your entire cupboard.
We’re all about being environmentally friendly and one of the biggest things you can cut out on is plastic cutlery when you dine out! Packing your own foldable straw is a convenient option and you can even hang these on your bags so you don’t forget them.
Bamboo cutlery is great for dining at street food establishments where they usually provide disposables. If you’re also planning to have a late night cup noodle, ditch the plastic fork and use these instead!
Don’t spend unnecessary money on bottled water while you’re overseas! This collapsible water bottle is perfect for your day out, especially in cities with potable tap water. You’ll also be able to fill your bottle before boarding the planes because hydration is KEY on flights.
Just because you’re packing light doesn’t mean you have to compromise on smelling good! Leave your full-sized perfumes at home and bring some out in this atomiser. This compact spray bottle is small enough to fit into your everyday handbags, perfect for a midday refresher especially after a long day out in the sun.
8. Inflatable pillow
This inflatable travel pillow will be your best friend when you need a quick shut-eye on your flight or even if you’re taking a long bus or car transfer whilst city hopping. With just the push of a button, the pillow will inflate on its own, saving you the hassle of wasting your breath(literally) blowing it up. After using, you can deflate it and fold it into a compact little pouch and take it along with you.
Umbrellas can be pretty bulky and heavy so a poncho is definitely a better option! In case of a rainy day, you’ll be able to unfold these ponchos and put them on. These long ponchos are also able to cover more surface area than your umbrellas!
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10. Personal medicine tins
One of the worst things that can happen is falling sick on holiday. Pack along some essentials like Panadols, flu pills, diarrhea medicine and even vitamin C capsules for any unexpected emergencies that may arise. Afterall, you wouldn’t want to head to a pharmacy in a foreign land and not be able to read any of the labels!
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Other travel essentials for your holiday
Now that you’ve got all your packing essentials, you’ll be needing the real holiday essentials, WiFi devices, SIM Cards and most importantly, activities and experiences for memories that last a lifetime.
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