A FLIGHT attendant has revealed the one item holidaymakers always forget to pack.

Steven Daniel, who has worked for SkyWest Airlines for two years, knows how to pack well as part of the job.

He recently revealed that travellers forget to take an umbrella with them.

He told Thrillist: "As a flight attendant, I never know what city/state I may visit the next day as my schedule is quick to change.

"I always try to prepare by bringing items for all types of weather.."

He added that he often hears passengers complain about forgetting it when they land somewhere that is raining.

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Even hot holiday destinations may require an umbrella, especially if they are tropical as rainstorms can happen at short notice.

Last September, Brits were hit by huge storms in Spain which even resulted in cancelled flights.

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Steven revealed some other items passengers often forget.

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A blanket is a must, he said as planes "can't please everyone" when it comes to the temperature of the cabin, as well as a travel wallet to avoid losing your passport or ID on connections.

Other flight attendants have shared their top packing tips as well.

One has revealed how she packs three pairs of shoes to take on holiday and still only takes hand luggage.

We spoke to a cabin crew member who also explained why they always take cutlery in their hand luggage.

They said: "I've literally seen people using hotel pens as chopsticks before, when bringing their own really doesn't take up that much space."

Another flight attendant revealed that they pack an Amazon Fire stick in their bag whenever they travelled, to let them watch their favourite TV shows abroad.

Going by the name Michelle, she wrote: "I just plug it into the TV and connect to the hotel Wi-Fi and you’re set to go. Almost all hotels have flat screens with HDMI ports now."

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