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.