Plan what you want to pack in advance
To save yourself some last-minute stress, plan what you want to pack several days in advance. Think about what you will be doing and check the weather forecast for your destination. Make a list you can add to as you go along. And why not put it on your phone, so you have it with you at all times?
Don't wait until the last minute to pack. Start gathering your things a few days before your trip. That way, you can organise your bags and manage your trip with ease.
Our extra tip:
Remember airport shops!
Take advantage of your visit to our terminals to buy your favourite magazine, a charger for your phone or a little something to keep the kids busy during the flight. You can also make bigger purchases during your departure or return: don't forget to leave room in your suitcase for your new purchases!
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Preparing the perfect toiletry bag
Make sure you pack all your toiletries with our list of essentials. Remember that not all the same toiletry items are permitted in your carry-on as in your checked baggage!
If you are traveling with a carry-on baggage:
- For personal hygiene and comfort: toothbrush and toothpaste, pocket mirror, nail clippers, menstrual protection, tweezers, hand sanitiser less than 100 mL, deodorant less than 100 mL, shower gel less than 100 mL or soap, noise-cancelling ear protection, contact lenses or eyeglasses with associated products and cases (find out what is and is not permitted).
- For your skin and hair: brush or comb, bath and care products less than 100 mL, make-up and make-up remover, sun protection and after-sun protection less than 100 mL…
- For your health: bandages, painkillers, antiseptics, anti-nausea medication, treatment against insect bites and, of course, your usual treatments and any recommended for your destination.
- Additional items permitted in your checked luggage: liquids of more than 100 mL or a razor.
Once you pass through security, you can also go to duty-free stores to buy perfume, creams or any other hygiene or beauty product larger than 100 mL. However, remember that if you don't have any checked luggage, you may not be able to pass through security on your return trip: the 100-mL rule applies for all air travel in all countries.
For last minute purchases, you can go to one of our airport pharmacies
Choose smaller sizes. Bottles of liquid may not exceed 100 ml in carry-on luggage. In addition, they must be stored in a clear bag with a maximum capacity of one litre.
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Our extra tip:
Be prepared at security checkpoints!
You will need to present each liquid you want to bring into the cabin separately, so make sure they are easily accessible.
For example, you can prepare a clear bag with empty containers in advance. But you can also find them in the airport stores.
Fold and store items to optimise space