Seek out the airport amenities
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Pack your carry-on smartly
Africa-Studio/Shutterstock When you know you have a long layover, in addition to the standard items you should always pack in your carry on (think: a toothbrush, change of clothes, and chargers), toss in a good book, playing cards, a journal, or puzzle games to pass the time. These are the 40 things pilots wish you knew.