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Ten things I need for my plane ride -

Sunglasses: I prefer a pair of cool shades than eye mask, which I can still peek around at my surrounding.

Power Card: That moment when my phone is running out of battery and have to look everywhere to charge up.

Reading Material: I rarely have time to sit still to read a book, so I like to take advantage of long flights.  For my recent London trip (10-11 hours flight from L.A.), I brought Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.

Comfy Pants: The idea of a cotton dress sounds good on a long flight, but (knock on wood) I don't want to have to worry about covering my bottom if I have to jump out of the plane.

Chunky Knit Cardigan or Sweater: Instead of suffering the cold air and have to rely on the thin airline blanket, I wear big sweater as if I'm being wrapped up by my comfy blanket at home minus the clumsiness of carrying an actual blanket.

Organizer: Passport, I.D. cards, credit cards, cash, plane ticket, tickets to events at destination, pen, important phone numbers... all in one place.  Sometimes I don't have time to dig around the bag, the purse and the wallet.

Sneakers: Comfortable and easy to put on and take off.

Scarf: One that is large and lightweight.  To prevent from catching a cold due to cold air, I always wear a scarf to protect the back of my neck (it works!).

Adapter: For in case my luggage is delayed in arrival or lost when I travel oversea.

Canvas Bag: With lots of pockets and compartments that I can put by my feet, I like things within reach.