@flywithmerm uses her TikTok account to provide insight into her life in the sky. In one video, she showed her nearly 200,000 followers how to pack light — a concept many struggle with.
To exercise, she packs a lightweight sports bra and leggings.
She continued: “I’ll pack a dress because it’s easy to fold, they’re thin and I can wear them or just chill out.”
It is important to choose clothes that can be worn both day and night to avoid overpacking for any eventuality.
According to the expert, being strict is a must when it comes to packing properly.
“I grab one pair of jeans and that gives me room to pack my flats, my sneakers, which I use for the gym and going out.
Some more essential items are her makeup bag and hair products.
If, and only if, she has room, @flywithmerm will bring a pair of heels.
A blanket may also come in handy for the flight and waiting around the airport.
She stated, “In my lunch box I will pack whatever I left out.”
These packing tips were hugely popular with flying newbies and seasoned fliers alike – it seems packing light is a universal battle.
TikTok users were amazed at her wrapping skills, with @mariamsalif saying, “Bless your heart, I could never do that.”
@caramelmochatwist echoed the sentiment: “This is hard to do”, to which the flight attendant replied: “A lot of sacrifice”.
In the comment section, @flywithmerm revealed that she is not a “fan” of packing cubes.
And in another helpful video, the helpful flight attendant generously outlined some simple flight tips for new flyers.
These tips include bringing a neck pillow and blanket on board, bringing headphones for on board, and staying prepared by gathering personal items in the gatehouse (waiting area).
She also recommended bringing an eye mask for some inflight shuteye and a credit card for food and alcoholic beverages.
The last tip from @flywithmerm was to bring and refill an empty water bottle at water stations around the airport, and have your boarding pass ready when you get on the plane.