Carry On Checklist
Most of the time airlines will find your luggage in a day or two, and if you have a change of clothing and a bathing suit, you can make it till the luggage shows up.
Tip: Leave copies of Passports, hotel phone numbers and itineraries with someone at home, and carry a set of copies too, along with a list of Emergency phone numbers.
Carry On Suitcase Packing List
List of Emergency Phone Numbers
Book or Magazine to Read
Laptop or Tablet
Toiletries (See Regular Packing List)
Set of Clothes
Set of Underwear
Glasses and Sunglasses
Cell Phone Adaptor
You can download the Carry On Packing List here: Carry On Packing List
Don’t forget to check the latest TSA rules if you are traveling on US Airlines.
Also, as of 2016, many airlines have changed the size requirements for carry on luggage, and they are not all the same either! (Why could they not make them uniform and thus easy for us travelers?) So your luggage you used to use for traveling may not be okay any more. This was true in our case so we had to buy new carry on luggage. Grrr…
But at least I am very happy with the luggage we ended up buying. You can see it here:
If you don’t love Blue as much as we do, just click on the photo, as this terrific luggage comes in something like 19 different colors! You can read all about how I feel about it here too.