On most overseas flights the airline will give you a small bag with some stuff in it. Usually chap stick, ear plugs, lotion, eye covers, a toothbrush & toothpaste and some other little things depending on the airline.
Some airlines have really nice bags and some airlines don’t. My mom really likes the ones they give you in business class on United because they are made out of a durable material and are a see through mesh which work great in her purses. I personally like the ones that Etihad gives out. I have gotten a different bag on every roundtrip I have been on and I have to say, I like almost all of them!
So the questions are 1) what do you do with all of the stuff in the bag and 2) can you actually doing anything useful with the bag itself? Lets start off with the first question.
A lot of the stuff that comes in these kinds of bags are not for everyone. The chap stick feel weird, the lotion smells funny or the toothpaste is made in Chine (SCARY!). If you come across anything like that, either throw it away or give it to someone who will enjoy it. There are always little eye masks in these bags but I can’t fall asleep with one of those on my face. So I take them back to my 5 year old cousin who loves to play pretend with them.
If you do find some things you like in the bag, keep them! I actually have a stash of things I have gotten out of these bags that I use when I am on domestic or regional flights. I even keep some of it in my purse! You never know when that airline chap stick might just save you from a split lip.
Now for the little plastic bags that all of the little things come in. Save those for later. They are great for trash, holding jewelry (depending on the bag) and using in your purse. I will be doing