Photo: Gawaya Travel Blog
Welcome to our new Guest Blogger series! As much as we love to chatter on about our respective obsession (Mollie, cookies; Meredith, brows; Lorelei, nails), a little variety is always good. From time to time we’ll hand over this space to one of our very lovely, very savvy friends. First up: Dorothy McGivney, founder of Jauntsetter.
On the road discoveries: Because I used to fly so much at my old job (I ironically fly way less working on Jauntsetter), I earned elite status on American Airlines and was upgraded a few times to first or business class for international flights. The best thing about sitting up at the front of the plane isn’t the ice cream sundae or the fresh baked cookies you get during the flight - though those are, admittedly, pretty great. It’s the little kit the flight attendants hand out containing fresh socks, toothpaste, a toothbrush, moisturizer, ear plugs, a mini package of tissues, and an eye mask. Not only do these things make flights more pleasant, but they’re good to have on trips in general. I’ve used many an eye mask and earplug combo in a too-bright, too-noisy hotel when I’ve forgotten to bring my own.
The thing is, there’s nothing really special in these kits - in fact, I’m pretty sure the airlines slap special packaging on affordable, generic stuff. Rather, it’s the convenience of having all these products in one place that’s so pleasing. Now I’m in the habit of taking a few moments to pack my own; they really make a huge difference in how I feel both during and after a long flight in coach.
Want to create your own in-flight kit? Check out our Holiday Travel Tips.