I thought about five things that I think are the only things you really need.
2. Lip balm, chewing gum + hand cream..can also be used as a face cream if used sparingly -remember how dry your skin gets on the flight.
3. Pashmina.. can be worn as a scarf, used as a blanket, used a pillow aaand looks good on your handbag when not in use. Phew!
4. A book I'm actually interested in -this isn't the time to start that Keats book 'you haven't gotten around to reading yet'-, or more realistically, a good quality magazine that you can dip in and out of in-between the inflight movies
5. Hair grips and hairbands for that messy hair after a night flight
One friend 's essentials -self confessed!- 'non-creative' list:
-Makes for a very sociable flight ^.^ !!
Other things that may make your list: sickness pills, some people take a change of underwear/top, Gameboys, activity books, laptops..
Doing this exercise will make you think about you actually need and stop you having to lug around a handbag the max. weight limit!! Or you can let me do all the work and just use my list! :)
If you have a more creative or interesting list post it! I wana read :)
Happy Flying, X&O's