When you’re traveling in first or business class, flying becomes just as enjoyable an experience as the rest of your trip. Apart from the roomy, fully-reclining seats, fine meals, and in-flight entertainment, one thing travelers look forward to is the luxury amenity kits. Here’s what you can expect from airlines who’ve placed among the top 10 in the Skytrax 2017 World Airline Awards, which is considered the “Oscars of the aviation industry.”
Skytrax 2017 World Aviation Awards Rank: 5
Business class travelers get a Seventy Eight Percent wash bag with lip balm, day care cream, and hand cream from Jurlique, along with anti-skid socks, eyeshades, a toothbrush, ear plugs, and a monitor-cleaning cloth.
First class male passengers get the same items in an Aesop zip case, plus Aesop Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream, Aesop Rosehip Seed Lip cream, mouthwash, and a hairbrush. No need to pack your pajamas in your carry-on bag—you’ll be given a sleep suit, slippers, and eyemask designed by Chinese fashion brand PYE.
Skytrax 2017 World Aviation Awards Rank: 6
The Taiwanese airline’s Rimowa amenity kits are so popular, people are selling them on eBay. Offered on Royal Laurel Business Class, the kits come in seal gray and pearl white, and include honey skincare products from French brand Melvita.
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Skytrax 2017 World Aviation Awards Rank: 3
British brand Neal’s Yard Remedies provides business class travelers with their Bee Lovely Hand Cream, White Tea Facial Mist, and Shea Nut and Orange Organic Lip Formula.
First class passengers get a Samsonite amenity kit, which contains The Ginza Cosmetics energizing lotion, moisturizing emulsion, creamy cleansing foam, and facial cotton pads.
Skytrax 2017 World Aviation Awards Rank: 1
It looks like luggage-themed kits are a thing this year—Qatar Airways has teamed up with Italian luggage brand BRIC’s to create miniature versions of their suitcases for first and business class long-haul passengers. Each case contains Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio lip balm, hydrating facial mist, and anti-aging moisturizer. The first class kit contains the same, along with night recovery cream and a BRIC’s signature luggage tag. Both business and first class passengers get sleeper suits and cotton slippers designed by The White Company.
Medium-haul first class and business class passengers get Nappa Dori canvas bags printed with images of Thailand, the Netherlands, China, and Doha, along with Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio lip balm, socks, and eyeshades.
Skytrax 2017 World Aviation Awards Rank: 2
Singapore Airlines’ business class amenities are either surprisingly practical or underwhelming, depending on whether you do your laundry while traveling. The carrier has done away with the usual toothbrush, hand creams, and facial mists in favor of fabric care items from The Laundress.
These include The Laundress Crease Release, which “removes moderate wrinkles;” Fabric Fresh Classic, an anti-bacterial spray that removes odors; and a Wash & Stain Bar—perfect for when turbulence causes you to spill coffee on your shirt. If you find yourself in need of a toothbrush, the business class washroom is well stocked with dental kits.
On the other hand, the first class amenity kit is unabashedly luxe. Supplied by Ferragamo, it contains Acqua Essenziale BLU Eau de Toilette for men and Signorina Eleganza Eau de Parfum for women, along with after shave balm, lip balm, and a cleansing towel.
Skytrax 2017 World Aviation Awards Rank: 8
Etihad’s eye-catching business class amenity packs stand out not just because of their vibrant designs, but also because they come with LUXE City Guides—pretty useful for first visits. They also contain skincare products from Scaramouche + Fandango.
The first class kits, which designed by Christian Lacroix, come in gray for men and plum for ladies. They carry lip balm, hand cream, and moisturizer from Omorovicza, a Hungarian luxury skincare brand.
Skytrax 2017 World Aviation Awards Rank: 4
When it comes to in-flight luxury, Emirates simply takes the cake. The airline is the first to provide moisturizing loungewear especially designed for long-haul flights. First-class passengers receive these sleep suits, along with faux sheep-skin comforters and Bulgari kits made from real leather. These amenity bags, which are also given to business class passengers in different designs, contain Bulgari’s woody floral fragrance, Eau de Parfumée au thé noir, and skincare products.
Emirates First Class Amenity Kits
Emirates Mens' First Class Amenity Kit
Emirates Business Class Amenity Kits
Emirates Mens' Business Class Amenity Kit