March 6th, 2018

Video: What to Pack in Your Carry On In Case of a Layover

There’s nothing worse than getting unexpectedly stuck at the airport. Eagle Creek Travel Expert Jessica Dodson walks you through what you can pack in your carry on to make the best of the situation.


Preparation is a no brainer for those who have dealt with long layovers before. Whether you get booted off your flight at the last minute, your flight gets delayed, or you booked it that way to save some money—layovers happen to the best of us. But having the right supplies on hand can help make the situation a lot better. In this case, it’s the little things that count—literally, you can fit everything you need in a daypack!

From gear to smart tips, Jessica touches on a little bit of everything. She’ll fill you in on what you need to help pass the time—an extra phone battery or charger can mean the difference between entertainment and hopeless boredom. Plus, find out everything you need if to be comfortable if worse comes to worse and you need to take a snooze at the airport. She also has great tips on how to keep yourself safe, clean, and fed no matter how long your unexpected airport stay. The only thing worse than being stuck at the airport is also being cold and hungry or suddenly finding your bag missing.

Equipped with multiple pockets and features to help organization, we chose the modern Converge Backpack for demonstration. Between this daypack, our packing organizers, and travel accessories, layover prep is truly made easy.

No matter what the circumstance, she encourages you to make the best of it and not let it ruin your trip. Just remember, when the time comes, it’s all  part of the journey.

Featured Products

Backpack: Converge Backpack

Sleep & Comfort: Cat Nap Blanket, Sandman Eyeshade, Travel Ear Plugs, Exhale Neck Pillow

Packing Organizers: Silicone Bottle Set (with 3-11 pouch), Pack-It Specter Tech Cube S/M, Pack-It Converge Compression Cube Medium, Pack-It Specter Tech Sac Set S/M/L

Travel Accessories: 3-Dial TSA Lock & Cable

Related Links (from Eagle Creek blog):

Video: Travel Tips- Packing a Personal Item

The Best Travel Bags for Summer Vacation

Buying Guide: Backpacks

by Jessica Dodson

Jessica has been in-house at Eagle Creek for more than 7 years and currently hails as Eagle Creek Employee of the Year. What’s most interesting about her, is her passion to travel and connect others with authentic experiences. Having been all over Europe, to Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Kenya, Russia, and so many more places, she is legitimately a world travel. You’ll see Jessica hosting Eagle Creek Instagram stories and hosting our packing and product videos.

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