10 essentials to always keep in your aircraft amenity bag

Travel News 28 Oct 2015

Back in the olden days, airlines offered amenity kits on all long-haul flights, no matter what class you were seated in. Some were better than others, but they were always welcome. They came especially in handy when you needed refresh yourself after a long flight.

At one point, I had amassed a collection of nearly 100 from airlines around the globe. The ones from premium cabins were sold on eBay, while the rest were donated to battered and homeless women’s shelters. Although amenity kits in coach class have gone the way of the dinosaurs, you can easily build your own to use on future flights.  Below is a list of 10 items that are must-haves in any amenity kit.

1.  Something to hold everything in

2. A decent eye mask

3. Ear plugs

4. Noise cancelling ear-buds

5. Hand sanitiser

6. Lip balm

7. Hand lotion

8. Water spray/mist

9. Toothbrush and toothpaste

10. Soft socks


This article is a fragment originally posted on About Travel and can be read in full here