My Flight Equipment

Flight

Travelling is one of the most fascinating thing in the world.

Meeting new people, learning new things and discovering new cultures are some of the reason why I love it so much. That’s why I try to travel as much as I can in my spare time.

Even if short trips do not require a specific preparation, I always have a “basic equipment” which I take with me every time I travel.

It is mainly composed of:

  • a Cabin Size Suitcase, where I cram all my clothes, shoes and my wash bag;
  • Shoulder bag or Backpack, which contains everything I need during the journey;

Cabin Size Suitcase
As far as the luggage is concerned, there is quite a lot of choice: hard and soft suitcases in an infinite variety of colours.

However I always use a black American Tourister, which contains perfectly all the clothes I need for a 4/5 days trip.

One of my biggest problems is that I always tend to pack more than what I actually need. Having about 4 pairs of jeans, 6 shirts and 2 suits for a 4-days trip is something which is not unusual to me.
I just want to be sure I have the right clothes for the right occasion.

Of course if I’m going on a proper adventure, I turn into the most sensible packer everything to the minimum. I always try to have at least two shirts(a casual one and a smart one) and a suit just in case…

Shoulder Bag/Backpack
This is the most important part of my equipment because it contains literally everything I need during the journey.
I always have two options: a grey Eastpak backpack,which I use for school, and a black shoulder bag, which I bought at River Island in Canary Wharf.

My basic travel equipment includes:

  • Passport and ID
  • Mobile Phone
  • Books: flights are the perfect time to read and that’s why I always try to have a few books in my bag;
  • Pen(s):always useful in case I need to write something down;
  • Moleskine: Travel Journal, Jotter and Notebook all in one;
  • iPad: Useful for notes, e-books, e-mails…
  • Macbook: when iPad isn’t enough;
  • Headphones: Music and Travels are my biggest passions;
  • Camera: the old-fashioned Canon EOS 1000D is still working;

Clothing
People always wear comfortable clothes on airplanes, but comfortable is a bit of an individual concept.
Weirdly I have always found myself very comfortable wearing suits or jackets.

There are three main reasons for this:

  • They have loads of pockets for important things such as documents and tickets;
  • Jackets are easy to take off during security checks in airports;
  • Together with a waistcoat and a shirt, a jacket is the perfect way to survive the freezing temperature inside the aircraft;

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