If you’ve ever missed a flight by mere minutes, exceeded the luggage weight limit, or been forced to use in-flight peanuts as a meal replacement, you understand the importance of being prepared for a flight. But the steps you take and the way you pack shouldn’t be a one size fits all routine. If you really want to make the most out of your time in the air, it helps to pick a lane. Will you be caffeinating or drinking, working or watching TV, digging deep or nodding off?
Once you know the answer to that question, every packing decision gets easier and every flight becomes more enjoyable. Here, a prep list for both travel modes. Now all you have to do is make sure you actually leave for the airport on time.