Ten new airline amenity kits13/08/2018
Seatplans compiles the latest amenity kit launches by carriers including Emirates, Air France, Etihad, Lufthansa and Swiss.
Emirates has unveiled a new range of amenity kits and products for its premium customers, as well as new Bowers and Wilkins headphone for first class passengers.
New amenity bag designs see Emirates continue its partnership with Bulgari, with a total of eight designs and colours in both business and first class.
The Gulf carrier has also partnered with Byredo to provide first class passengers with the firm’s travel wellness range of skincare products.
Passengers will benefit from a cleansing face towelette, facial toner, eye cream, chamomile roll-on sleep oil, and chamomile pillow mist spray. The new kits are paired with a faux leather notebook and pen.
First class customers will also receive new Bowers and Wilkins Active Noise Cancelling E1 headphones, created exclusively for Emirates using “a unique hybrid noise cancellation technology optimised for the Emirates first class cabins”.
Both the amenity products and headphones were initially offered on Emirates’ new B777 suites, but are now being rolled out across aircraft with first class cabins.
The French flag carrier has launched a new range of limited edition amenity kits for its premium economy and business class passengers.
The new kits – which will be offered inflight for six months – are designed as “real gifts to take home”.
The premium economy bag has been designed in a pouch format, with modern fabric and draw ties, and comes in grey and blue. Contents include headphone covers, earplugs, a toothbrush and toothpaste, a pair of socks, and a night mask.
Meanwhile the business class kit is made of “very soft rubber fabric for a refined effect and closes with an elegant, smooth and shiny flap”.
It comes in four colours – red, navy blue, turquoise blue and aubergine – and contains a pen, hand cleansing gel, microfibre wipe, pack of tissues, Clarins moisturizing cream and lip balm, dental hygiene kit, night mask and earplugs.
Etihad has launched a range of new amenity kits in partnership with Italian fragrance brand Acqua di Parma.
The new kits will be offered to passengers flying in first or business class on board long-haul flights as well as passengers travelling in the airline’s The Residence cabin on its Airbus A380 superjumbos.
For first class passengers, the vibrant yellow kits contain a bottle of Colonia perfume, a 40ml bottle of body lotion and lip balm. Cabins also feature Colonia hand wash and hand cream toiletries, while the Colonia bathroom amenity kits have shower gel, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner.
Business class passengers get a choice of colour for their kits, with both yellow and black bags available.
Etihad describes these as a “unisex wallet bag”, which can also be buttoned to make a valet tray. A Colonia sampler along with hand cream – also available in the business class bathrooms – will be included in the business class kits.
For those travelling in the airline’s most elite The Residence cabin, a bespoke range of toiletries and fragrances are available in the private shower room alongside a Colonia amenity kit. Men are given Colonia Pura cologne, while women receive Magnolia Nobile perfume.
Lufthansa has unveiled new premium economy, business and first class amenity kits.
The new premium economy “Around the World” kits feature five different motifs – the Eiffel Tower, Brandenburg Gate, Frankfurt Skyline, Statue of Liberty and Golden Gate Bridge – which Lufthansa says “are ideal for reuse as shopping or beach bags and thus contribute to a reduction in plastic waste”.
Meanwhile the new Reisenthel business class kits come in three variants, all featuring the new Lufthansa brand design, and with products by L’Occitaine. Again the carrier says that the bags can be used after the flight, as “a shopping bag, pencil case or cosmetic bag”.
Finally the new Windsor first class kits include a female bag featuring a detachable carry strap, and the male version offering “a modern, straightforward design” allowing it to be reused as a sponge bag or “practical organizer”. Both kits will feature products by La Prairie.
Earlier this year Lufthansa launched its new Dream Collection of business class amenities, including a new pillowcase and “large, warm blanket”, as well as a mattress topper by German bed manufacturer Paradies and sleep shirt by Van Laack.
Japan Airlines has launched a new range of amenity kits for premium passengers on long-haul services departing Tokyo Narita and Haneda airports.
Italian fashion house Etro – which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year – has designed airline amenity kits for the first time, with a first class bag available on flights departing and arriving into Japan, and a business class kit offered on flights departing Japan.
Meanwhile business class passengers on flights arriving into Japan will receive a kit designed by Japanese firm Tatsumura Textile, featuring a fabric woven with a traditional Kikko tortoise shell pattern and ornamented with a Setsugekka (Snow Moon Flowers) textile.
The colour of the fabric will change every three months to depict the four seasons in Japan – blue for spring, red for summer, white for autumn and black for winter.
The first class kit will be offered on routes between Tokyo Narita and New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, and between Tokyo Haneda and New York, San Francisco, London and Paris.
The business class bags will feature on routes between Narita and New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, Dallas Fort Worth, Vancover, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Moscow, Sydney and Melbourne, between Haneda and New York, San Francisco, London and Paris, and between Kansai International airport and LA.
Swiss has launched a new range of business class amenity kits in partnership with Swiss army knife and luggage brand Victorinox.
The new kits come in six designs, which will be rotated on board, and have been designed to be reused after the flight.
The range includes a passport holder, a travel toiletries bag, and “a high quality metal tin that is modelled on the Victorinox suitcase design and can find further use as a pen or pencil box”.
The kits all contain a toothbrush and toothpaste, lip salve, sleep mask, socks and ear plugs, and will be available on Swiss flights for the next three years.
The Gulf carrier has launched a new range of business and first class amenity kits for long-haul day and night flights, created in partnership with Amouage.
The business class bag comes in a unisex design, while the first class kits come in separate male and female versions.
Kits include hand and body moisturizer, face cream, lip balm and dental kit – the first class female bag feature a hand vanity set, while the first class male and business class unisex bags include a shaving kit.
A new comfort kit is also now offered on shorter sectors, featuring eyeshades, and hairbrush and dental kits.
The carrier is also introducing a new range of long-haul economy amenity kits, featuring prints showcasing Omani destinations and including a dental kit, socks, earbuds and eyeshades.
Delta has revamped its business class amenity kits, featuring a new design and products.
The Delta One kits continue to combine Tumi and Kiehl’s products, though the cases now feature a hard shell option based on Tumi’s 19 Degree collection, with a patch on the front which passengers can monogram.
Inside, there are a new hand cleanser, mouthwash, eyeshades and striped socks, alongside Kiehl’s “#1” lip balm, grapefruit-scented hand and body lotion, a dental kit and ear plugs.
Available on all Delta One flights, including domestic coast-to-coast flights, the kits feature both hard and soft cases from Tumi, with hard-sided on offer on outbound flights from the US, and soft-sided on the inbound. Free monogramming is also available at Tumi stores, though not those that are airside.
Meanwhile Delta’s Premium Select cabin now receive a soft Tumi blue pouch with Malin and Goetz vitamin B moisturising lotion, a dental kit, eye mask, socks and ear plugs.
British Airways has launched a new set of First amenity kit designs in its partnership with Liberty London.
The male bags incorporate an ‘Arundel’ pattern, while the female kits feature the ‘Indiana’ print.
The male washbag features Refinery’s revitalising moisturiser, lip balm, deodorant stick and shave gel as well as a razor, brush and comb, toothbrush/toothpaste, eye mask, socks, ear plugs and pen.
The ladies’ kit includes Aromatherapy Associates triple rose renewing moisturiser, hydrating hand lotion, renewing cleanser and deodorant stick, along with a lip balm, cotton wool pads, toothbrush/toothpaste, hairbrush and pen.
The new kits are the second in a series of designs in partnership with London department store Liberty, with the first male and female sets featuring the ‘Felix Raison’ paisley motif printed lining and ‘Christelle’ print exterior respectively.
Hong Kong Airlines
Hong Kong Airlines has unveiled a new amenity kit design, featuring the Hong Kong skyline printed in black against a cream-coloured background with the words “high life” above the buildings.
The bags themselves are made from a canvas fabric that gives the kits a tactile and durable feel.
They bear similarities to the airline’s previous kits, but with a few notable differences - these new kits are taller and slimmer than the old kits, which are shorter in height and wider in width.
The new kits come in a number of new designs, though the Hong Kong skyline and Victoria Harbour prints have been retained.
By Mark Caswell