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Old Nov 8, 05, 8:25 am   #1
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Amenity kits... How do you use them?

#1- IPOD case
#2-Sons Game boy case
#3-1st Aid kit in the car

How do you use them?? I must have 50+
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Old Nov 8, 05, 8:30 am   #2
  
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Laptop AC adaptor pouch.
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Old Nov 8, 05, 8:32 am   #3
  
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RE:amenity kits

When I have a dozen or so, I donate them to Hospice for incoming patients.
They never seem to have enough.
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Old Nov 8, 05, 8:34 am   #4
  
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I know it's been discussed here several times before, but like the OP, I'm not going to both searching.

I have 2 (shows how often I fly int'l C/F). I use them to store all of my little travel acessories - chargers, USB hub, mouse, etc. They fit neatly in my laptop bag next to my iGo charger bag and a paperback or two.

LH has those drawstring pouches, which I sometimes use on longer flights as my "stuff to keep at the seat" bag - usually before the flight I'll put my iPod, earbuds, a book, a couple of crossword puzzles from the previous days of the paper, a pen, and any drugs I'll need if I'm ill/need to sleep. When I get to my seat, I can just grab the small bag out of my carry-on, put my carry-on in the overhead, and I'm in my seat and out of the way of everyone else.
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Old Nov 8, 05, 8:45 am   #5
  
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See: Ideas for amenity kit
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Old Nov 8, 05, 9:31 am   #6
  
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I keep them in case I have an overnight visitor that needs temporary amenities.
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Old Nov 8, 05, 9:37 am   #7
  
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Sell them on eBay, just kidding
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Old Nov 8, 05, 9:56 am   #8
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I use the Business Class ones to hold electronic accessories (emPower adapter, the pylons for my Targus Coolpad, cellphone, spare batteries, etc.) and the First Class ones to hold CDs/DVDs (since that is what the case really is).

I donate the contents to charitable organizations, sans the eyeshades and toothbrush, which I find convenient for travel use.
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Old Nov 8, 05, 10:00 am   #9
  
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I also use them to store electronics: Ipod, Shures, A/C adapters, etc.
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I have kits from various eras and, thanks to SanDiego1K, a few different airlines. Having different types of bags helps identify the contents at a glance:

1. Knitting projects (mouse-brown UA First drawstring bags)
2. Shoes (large black UA First drawstring bags, circa 1998)
3. Digital-camera accessories (recent BA First zippered bag with a picture of a float plane printed on it)
4. Palm power cord (small blue drawstring)
5. Laptop mouse (zippered blue vinyl bag from early-1990s Connoisseur Class)
6. Empower adaptor (zippered maroon cloth bag from mid-1990s Connoisseur Class)
7. Sony headsets (black velvet Emirates headset bag)
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Old Nov 8, 05, 10:24 am   #11
  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by willie--wonka
When I have a dozen or so, I donate them to Hospice for incoming patients.
They never seem to have enough.
Similar here. Along with hotel amenities, I take them to a shelter for women/children.
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Old Nov 8, 05, 10:39 am   #12
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Most goes to friends and family in my home country. And occasionally, share them with other FTers who want to have them.
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Old Nov 8, 05, 12:13 pm   #13
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Originally Posted by izzik
I keep them in case I have an overnight visitor that needs temporary amenities.
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Old Nov 8, 05, 12:37 pm   #14
  
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I understand several cases of UA amenity kits were dropped by helicopter to fill the breach in the Industrial Canal in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina <ducks>.
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Old Nov 8, 05, 12:45 pm   #15
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I understand several cases of UA amenity kits were dropped by helicopter to fill the breach in the Industrial Canal in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina <ducks>.
You are incorrect, sir.

They were several cases of frozen UA filets.
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