What I Packed for L.A.

Here’s what was in my suitcase when I went to LA recently – it took me bloody ages to get everything neatly aligned for this picture! This little feature was for www.iampacked.com which is the blog for Air New Zealand. I flew out in Business and back in Premium Economy, and I have to say that their Premium Economy is a good few notches above any of the other “premium” cabins that I’ve flown in. Massive seats, brilliant in-seat entertainment and food ordering system, lots of levers to pull and buttons to press. Obviously business class was amazing – business class always is; flat bed, champagne dinner, pipe and slippers and all that jazz – but the Premium Economy stood out as being exceptionally good value for money. I might start “marking” my flights out of ten and posting the results for all to see – like a Which guide to flying!

If you want to see the feature in full with a nice large photograph, click through to the blog – link is below. I spent ages on there nosing into people’s cases, it’s quite addictive!


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  1. May 14, 2012 / 6:12 am

    Oh this is going to be copied and recopied and plastered all over my house so I never, ever lose it! I thank you but I think Mr. Upa may send you a very nice present!

  2. liea
    May 14, 2012 / 9:17 am

    i love your blog:)))

  3. May 14, 2012 / 12:40 pm

    Such a great post hun :)

  4. Laura Hinton
    May 14, 2012 / 12:48 pm

    I loved this post – Can I ask what suitcase you packed it all in because I need to buy a new one! X

    • Ruth
      May 15, 2012 / 8:17 am

      @Laura it’s a Samsonite xx

  5. Sastra
    May 14, 2012 / 3:24 pm

    I’m amazed you can pack all that in one little luggage!Thank you always for making all the fantastic videos and write-ups. You have saved me a lot of time on searching and testing products I want to try. We love you tons and tons xxx

    • Ruth
      May 15, 2012 / 8:16 am

      @Sastra thanks! x

  6. Jennifer
    May 14, 2012 / 3:32 pm

    Everyone else has just selected a few ubertrendy items and arranged them in a haute-designer way. But you’ve shown everything you *actually* packed. Love a gal who follows the remit.

    • Ruth
      May 15, 2012 / 8:16 am

      @Jennifer HA! I know, I felt a bit embarrassed that I took it so literally, but HEY! They didn’t actually just travel with a laptop and an apple, did they?! x

  7. ju
    May 14, 2012 / 3:35 pm

    which suitcase are you using? is it a rimowa? what type(cabin trolley)?? look like a small case, but so much stuff.
    love your blog, but even more your videos.

    • Ruth
      May 15, 2012 / 8:15 am

      @Ju it’s a samsonite x

  8. Jane Knott
    May 14, 2012 / 8:43 pm

    Not wanting to mention ‘unmentionables’. But please tell me you took pants and socks? But thank God that you are indeed human – you took a pair of comfy shoes!

  9. Nicole
    May 14, 2012 / 9:57 pm

    Yay, Air New Zealand!

  10. jkg
    May 15, 2012 / 6:25 pm

    I Love Love Love Air New Zealand and I’ve sat in all the classes. It is great airline. The last couple of time of time I flew economy, i’m 5’3″ so I don’t need the leg room and I sleep on planes. The service and attention to detail was great as if i were in 1st class. I need to learn how to pack!! I always pack way too much

    • Ruth
      May 15, 2012 / 10:00 pm

      Nice to know!! Maybe I should test out Economy next time! xx

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