Power up with chargers
Traveling with a phone, laptop, or tablet? If it needs power and you’ll be using it during your travels, be sure to keep your power cords in your carry-on, not in checked bags. Also take along a small portable power pack (they start at about $20) so if your phone is on 2 percent and there’s not a plug in site (though you’ll find them under your seat on most airplanes these days) you can still listen to your tunes in-flight or use a taxi app when you land.
Clean the scene with sanitizer
Planes are dirty. There, we said it. Have you seen how long cleaning crews have between legs to freshen up a plane between flights? Usually in the less-than-10 minute range. Which is why hand sanitizer and/or disinfectant wipes are a must for to not only clean your hands, but to wipe your tray too. Just how dirty are those trays? They can harbor an average of 2,155 colony-forming units of bacteria per square inch. While you’re at it, wipe down your armrest and the spot where you’re about to rest your head if you snagged a prime seat next to a window.