Travelling with just your carry-on is a convenient and fuss-free way to get around, particularly on interstate business trips. Having the freedom of carrying just your hand luggage allows you to skip long queues at the airport, meaning you don’t have to worry about lugging around large suitcases on public transport. This allows you to get to your destination with confidence and ease.
Travelling on a work trip requires packing important business documents and materials, as well as essential documents such as your identification papers and plane ticket. It’s helpful to store these documents all in the one place, such as a folder with clear pockets. You can slide it into the outer zip of your travel case for easy access or when you need to grab your identification in a hurry. Here is a list of essential documents to take with you on your carry-on luggage:
Deciding which toiletries to pack can be difficult when travelling with carry-on due to airline restrictions. Because you’re taking your carry-on luggage with you on the plane, you must limit the liquids you pack and also ensure that you don’t accidentally pack any aerosol cans or sharp objects, such as tweezers or straight razors. These types of items are not permitted in carry-on luggage.
For Australian flights, liquids must not exceed 100ml. This includes any product that isn’t solid such as liquid foundation, hand sanitizer, moisturisers, and toothpaste. To ensure you are under the 100ml limit, pick up a toiletry travel pack from your local pharmacy or travel store, or purchase small bottles of which you can decanter your shampoo or skincare items into.
When travelling carry-on, all toiletries must be sealed in a transparent bag. Most hotels will offer complimentary toiletries, so unless you really need to freshen up during your flight, you can safely go without and just use toiletries at your hotel, or pick up any essential items at your destination. If you are packing toiletries, note the liquid limit and consider the following items:
Packing your carry-on clothing can also be difficult to navigate, but sticking to the essentials will help to avoid over-packing. For work trips, packing basic items of clothing such as pants, skirts, and shirts in dark colours will allow for a couple of extra days’ worth of wear, since darker clothing shows less signs of wear and tear.
If you do happen to run out of clean clothes, your hotel may have an on-site launderette. This can help to ease your mind if you do happen to get caught out or if you have to extend your trip but have limited clothes on you. Consider wearing a smart yet comfortable travel outfit for the plane which can double as loungewear during your downtime. The following clothing options will be sufficient for your work trip carry-on luggage:
Depending on the length of your trip or plane journey, you will most likely need some extra items to help make the stay more comfortable. Here are a few additional items to consider packing into your carry-on luggage:
Packing your carry-on bag or suitcase is simple once you have a list of essential packing items to go off. You may include other items or remove some items on the list depending on your personal travel needs and length of stay. In any case, you can check with your destination hotel and see what facilities and conveniences are offered during your stay.
Skye Suites are fully equipped for the travelling businessman and businesswoman, providing all modern amenities such as complimentary toiletries, housekeeping, laundry service, fitness centre, a 24-hour front desk with complimentary luggage storage, as well as a 24-hour convenience store located nearby for any items you may have forgotten or are in need of.