Once upon a time, flying felt as routine and painless (albeit delays and long TSA lines) as commuting to work. You leave early. You arrive. You check-in. You board the plane. But, oh, how 2020 has turned the travel tables upside down. Boarding a plane amidst COVID-19 requires entirely new levels of patience, preparation, and safety procedures — starting with what to pack.
Just like with face masks in public, there are certain products you'll need to keep readily available when flying during a pandemic in order to remain comfortable and, most importantly, safe. Luckily our jobs require us to hunt down the best essentials for both fun activities and the big stuff. Ahead, we've rounded up the key items to pack for the next time you head to the airport (crosschecked with our previous expert-advised COVID-travel coverage) — from travel-friendly disinfecting products to strategic travel accessories made from durable-washable materials that will keep you safe and comfortable.
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