What TPG Readers Do With Their Leftover Amenity Kits
Long flights can be exhausting, but lie-flat seats and a solid amenity kit (filled with relaxation accoutrements of all stripes, from eye masks and earplugs to high-end bath products) always help. Since you're allowed to take them home, the question remains: what do you do with them once the trip's over? We asked readers in the TPG Lounge to weigh in, and turns out many re-use them for good: "I package them up after collecting all year, buy a few more things, if needed, make gift bags with special notes to the battered women’s shelter," says Gazelle Jacobs. Here are some other clever suggestion from TPG readers:
Justin Jordan uses his leftover amenity kits to stash excess cords.
"Don’t get to fly first class but when I visited my parents last year I found that my father, who travels a bunch, passes his amenity kits from first class to less fortunate individuals he encounters living in downtown Chicago. It was such a great #prouddaughter moment," says Hannah Wulczyn.
"Totally save them and stock up on #earplugs #eyemasks and occasionally comfy house/hotel/long haul flight slippers," says Albert Lin. "I can also neither confirm nor deny I occasionally 'liberate' & snag an unused extra pair of slippers or amenity kits from first/business class as I disembark."
Noah Rattner uses a larger amenity kit to store his tech products.
Amenity kits double as storage for unused batteries for Bryan C. Solis.
And then, of course, there's the obvious tactic: "Keep them and use them often. One in purse, one in car, gym bag," says Elizabeth Marquart.
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