5 Things Flight Attendants Never Board a Plane Without

No one knows how to pack more efficiently than a flight attendant. They spend more time in the air jetting across the globe than most, so you can only imagine what kind of game-changing packing tips they've acquired along the way. In order to determine just what these pro travelers pack, Insider went to the source and quizzed a few flight attendants about what's really in their carry-on luggage for both long-haul travel and quick domestic flights. Their responses read like a pro packing list and are about as practical as you might expect.

Whether you're planning ahead for a long international trip or a short flight, take the advice of these five flight attendants who've mastered the art of packing light and with a purpose. Here are five items you can always find in a flight attendant's carry-on luggage.