For some, going to the airport induces stress and anxiety. We’ve put together a list of airport security tips and some ideas on how to pack for the airport to make your trip as stress-free as possible. At Truffle, we’re all about packing your bags for convenience and style.
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What to Wear
Whether the flight is long or short (lucky you), it's easy to be both comfortable and stylish. Our favorite combination? Ultra-soft joggers, a flattering tank, a cozy cardigan sweater in case it gets chilly, and a cute pair of sneakers. No doubt all of these items you can mix and match with other items in your bag, so you're looking good and being an efficient packer.
How to Pack a Checked Bag
If you’re going on a longer trip and are checking a bag, you’ll most likely have a lot of items that you’ll need to pack smartly to fit it all in your suitcase. The trick to packing a checked bag is to not get too ambitious with the amount of clothes in your bag because that extra room in the checked bag gets taken up very quickly. Plus, you have to remember that your bag can’t weigh more than 50 pounds if you’re flying to or from the US! The best way to effectively pack your checked suitcase while maximizing space is to utilize packing cubes.
Use the Clarity Packing Cube Trio to help organize your clothes by occasion, outfit, or even clothing type. Using this method will help to ensure you’re not forgetting anything and you’re not overpacking. Because you’re checking a bag, you have the opportunity to pack liquid items that are more than 3.4 oz. Now’s your time to stuff your toiletry bag with your full-sized shampoo, conditioner, perfume, sunscreen, etc.
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Airport Security Tips
Going through the security line at the airport can sometimes be chaotic and stressful. In order to alleviate as much stress as possible, it’s best to be organized and have everything you need ready to go at a moment's notice. Here are our top airport security tips to get through in a breeze:
- Have your personal bag ready to go with easy access to your phone and ID. Having a clear bag like the Convertible Belt Bag or the Crossbody Carryall allows you to locate your important items at a moment's notice and eliminates any last-minute panic like when you can’t find your phone with your boarding pass on it.
- No one wants to be the one who gets their bag pulled out of the security line to be checked. We’ve all been there, but the best way to avoid that is to make sure all of your items are TSA-approved. With Truffle’s TSA-approved bags, you’ll be able to pack all of your travel-sized toiletries and get through the security line without issues.
- We cannot stress this enough: organization is key! If you’re at an airport where you need to remove any of your tech items larger than a phone, having your tech organized will make this process seamless. Utilize organization pouches for stowing power cords, your iPad, Kindle, portable charger, apple pencil, and headphones.
On the Plane
You’ve checked your bag, you’re through security and you just got to your seat on the plane. Time to settle in and relax! To make your flight more comfortable, especially if you’re going to be on the plane for a while, having one bag with all of the items you may need during the flight is essential. One tip that we’ve taken directly from our customers is that the Clarity Tech Clutch or Large Clutch both slide perfectly in the pouch of the seat in front of you. Having one clutch with all of the important items you may need on the plane eliminates any unnecessary trips to the overhead bin during your flight. Pack your iPad, Kindle, AirPods, portable charger, cables, lip balm, phone, and anti-bacterial wipes, and have them handy the whole flight.
For more airport essentials to help you pack efficiently, check out our collection of travel favorite Truffles. If you have any more airport security tips, let us know on Instagram. Safe travels and happy Truffling!