Travelling on a plane can be a stressful experience. Making sure you are on time for check-in, dealing with luggage restrictions and not to mention the anxiety about actually flying. Sticking to keto on a plane is definitely achievable with a little bit of preparation and flexibility.
If you are travelling by plane when following a ketogenic diet that can add another level of stress. So it can really help to be prepared, especially for long-haul flights. You may be starting to notice a bit of a theme here, when you make keto your new way of life, you have to be prepared to be prepared.
It just takes a little bit of forward planning and you will be able to easily travel whilst still living your keto lifestyle. We have some staples that always come with us when travelling.
Tips for keto on a plane
- Snacks – Packing some of your favourite keto snacks can be a lifesaver when flying. Flying can be stressful at times and you may find yourself looking for something to eat and not finding any keto-friendly options. We would always have some dark chocolate, coconut butter, nuts, pork rinds and Essentially Keto chew the fat bars in our carry on bag for emergencies.
- Tea – We always travel with an assortment of tea bags. We would pack a couple in our carry on luggage in case we want a tea prior to boarding or if we want a different tea than the ones available on the flight. There is also a selection of different teas in a snap lock bag in our checked luggage.
- Coffee – This would depend on whether we are travelling domestically or internationally. Erika is a little precious when it comes to her coffee and we find it difficult to get a takeaway coffee in Australia made with cream. So when we travel domestically, Erika would take some of her cold brew coffee in a tightly sealed jar and purchase some cream at our destination. We also take our Perfect Keto MCT powder so Erika can still make her BPC and Dan can add some to her tea.
- Water bottles – It’s really important to stay hydrated when flying, especially on long haul flights. We always carry our Swell water bottles with us. If we are travelling internationally we would have them empty to go through security and then buy some water in the terminal and fill them up. Our water bottles are insulated and keep the water nice and cold. We have found when travelling internationally we can ask the cabin crew to fill our water bottles up when they come around with water.
Travelling with Liquids
Australian Domestic flights
In Australia there are no restrictions on how much liquid or gel you can carry on board domestic flights. Some airlines do have restrictions around bringing hot beverages on board though. We fly domestically in Australia a lot as our families live interstate. We LOVE that we can take our cold brew coffee and water through security