1. Luggage

Get the right suitcase. Travelling domestically often means you won’t need checked luggage and can get away with carry-on bags alone. If you do need to check in baggage, then weigh your bags at home to make sure you won’t be hit with additional fees for weight restrictions.

2. Carry-on

There are a lot of items that are carry-on specific such as medications, e-cigarettes and batteries. These are items you want access to, and if a plane is held up or delayed, you’re stuck without some of your essentials. You should also pack any luxury items such as jewellery, cash and cameras. Invest in luggage locks, even for carry-on, because you’re always better safe than sorry!

3. Packing liquids

I think most of us are aware that the maximum amount of liquid allowed on the plane is 100mL, so if you have a seven step skincare routine, then make sure to invest in a travel pack to limit the amount of product you have; this includes concealer and foundation. Even if you’ve taken out half of the contents of a bottle, if it’s still inside its original container of 100mL or more, you won’t be able to take it with you. The only exceptions for limits on liquids are medications, vital dietary supplements and essential medical items that may be required during your flight.

4. Comfort items

Domestic travel means less time spent on the plane, so you won’t have to find ways to endure an overly uncomfortable flight. Domestic flights aren’t equipped with fancy entertainment screens, so it’s a good idea to download a podcast or movie to watch on your phone, laptop or tablet. Noise cancelling headphones are also a good option.

5. Biosecurity

Beware of what you’re packing. Different states and territories have their own restrictions when it comes to what you’re allowed to put in your luggage. Make sure you read up on the rules your desired travel destination enforces. Common items that are prohibited include vegetables, some wood products, cut flowers or objects with soil.

This article first appeared on Over60.