Inside the “Jetsetter’s” Carry-On Bag

This post was sponsored by Amex Bank of Canada. The views and opinions expressed in this post, however, are purely our own.

A wise man by the name of Ernest Hemingway once said, “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” Let this be the guiding principle for those of us who prefer to travel in style and luxury, as opposed to delineating those purgatorial hours from gate to gate a requisite sacrifice to the gods of dehydration, jet-lag and bad hair. A true jetsetter’s travel experience starts with a carry-on bag brimming with luxe products and comforts, making sure you feel five-star at all times.

The ultimate luxury travel item, the American Express AeroplanPlus Reserve Card, fits perfectly in your Goyard passport wallet. Purveyors of a premium lifestyle, American Express Canada in partnership with Aeroplan and the #1 aircraft carrier in North America, Air Canada, proffer the frequent traveller and avid Aeroplan member a new card. This card provides everything from free valet at Pearson airport to unlimited access to the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, a place where food is catered, cocktails are complimentary and the company is anything but pedestrian. Your carry-on fits perfectly, here.

Once you’re in the lounge, make sure to apply a hydrating eye cream like La Prairie’s Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal that draws water into the skin (you’ll be thankful for this when you’re in the air) let it get to work while you catch up on your Smythson diary entry chronicling what a lovely time you’ve had so far in Terminal 1. Next, spray your face with a thermal mist like Avène or Evian; we like both. For extra hydration – and when water seems so blah – stock up on some coconut water before boarding.

When you’re ready to jet off, take advantage of the pre-lounge benefits like priority check-in for Air Canada flights and priority security lane at Pearson Airport, and if you’re at Duty-Free pre-boarding, be sure to stock-up on travel size perfume like Tom Ford Neroli Portofino – it will transport you from humdrum to the Mediterranean in just one spray (your seatmate will undoubtedly oblige).

As for when you land, leaving the airplane refreshed and riled up from a Taylor Swift back-to-back marathon on your iPod, just call an Amex Concierge, they are renowned for making anything possible.