What’s in the most luxurious in-flight amenity kits?

Holly Patrick
By Holly Patrick June 26, 2018 05:26

What’s in the most luxurious in-flight amenity kits?

Amenity kits

FLYING and luxury are now seamlessly synonymous. If you can afford it, that is. 

Flying has evolved from a mode of transport into a luxury experience, one that could rival dining at Michelin-starred restaurants or sleeping in the Four Seasons’ Presidental Suite.

Airlines have put together experienced culinary panels which include kitchen veterans such as Tom Aikens, Peter Gordon, and Nobu Matsuhisa to create bespoke menus for business and first class passengers.

The revival of comfort and space is also emerging out of a “cram-as-many-as-we-can-in” era of commercial aviation, with whole onboard apartment-style cabins fitted with beds, desks, and bathrooms.

But what’s the point in high-flying showers without opulent toiletries to match?

Well, the world’s leading airlines have you covered.

Airlines such as Emirates, Qantas, and Etihad have teamed up with respected designers and sought-after cosmetic brands to keep their first class flyers feeling refreshed from take-off to landing.

Let’s take a look inside aviation’s most indulgent amenity bags and see how much it would cost in the shops.

United Airlines

Source: United Airlines

United Airlines partnered with UK spa brand Cowshed to create its amenity kits.

Cowshed products are known for their natural ingredients and purifying, refreshing qualities, precisely what’s needed after a long-haul flight.

The bags are presented to business and first class passengers in a faux leather wash-bag. The kit contains lip balm to counter the effects of air-con, eye balm to fight signs of jetlag and moisturizing face and hand creams.

For added comfort, goodies such as a padded eye mask, cotton socks, earplugs and a toothbrush can also be found in the bag.

The cost to buy: 

  • Eye balm: US$33
  • Toner: US$22
  • Face cream: US$42
  • Hand cream: US$22
  • Faux leather wash bag: US$60

Total: US$179 

British Airways

Source: British Airways

Keeping the quintessentially British theme running through the UK’s flag carrier, British Airways (BA) has teamed up with Liberty London to create an indulgent goodie bag.

Those fortunate enough to fly first class on BA flights will receive wash bags covered in distinct Liberty prints and filled with products from Aromatherapy Associates.

Aromatherapy Associates’ brand focuses on finding time for you and indulging in mindful beauty.

Where better to do so than on a long-haul flight?

The cost to buy: 

  • Cleansers: US$53
  • Hand lotion: US$31
  • Moisturizer: US$66
  • Liberty London wash bag: US$66

*The amenity bag also includes products not available in store such as the deodorant stick.

Total: US$216

Qantas

Source: Qantas

Melbourne born designer Martin Grant was called upon by Qantas to design its cabin crew’s uniforms in 2014, modeled by Miranda Kerr.

After which, Australia’s national flag carrier pursued the collaboration further and asked Grant to design the first class amenity bag.

Grant’s uncluttered and contemporary style can be seen in every aspect of the bag, from the unisex cotton pajamas to the eye cupping, padded sleep mask.

Alongside Grant’s designs are a range of bespoke hydrating ASPAR by Aurora Spa products.

The cost to buy:

  • Lip balm: US$10
  • Hand cream: US$37
  • Moisturizer: US$18
  • Cleanser: US$24

*The products designed by Martin Grant for Qantas cannot be bought instore, but people sell their kits online for around $60. Cheaper than a first class ticket.

Total: US$89

Qatar Airlines

Source: Qatar Airlines

Qatar Airlines teamed up with BRIC’s luggage to create cute washbags that replicate the iconic full-size BRIC’s bags.

Every long-haul business and the first class passenger gets a dinky amenity kit full of Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio products, including lip balm, hydrating facial mist, anti-aging moisturizer and BRIC’s luggage tag.

Accompanying the ultra-luxe toiletries are sleeper suits and cotton slippers designed by The White Company.

Medium-haul business and first 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.

The cost to buy:

  • Lip balm: *only available on Qatar
  • Hydrating facial mist: *only available on Qatar
  • Anti-aging moisturizer: US$180
  • Toiletry bag: US$117
  • Luggage tag: US$25

Total: US$322

Emirates

Source: Emirates

Emirates has pioneered sleepwear specifically designed for flying.

First class passengers can get comfy in cotton sleepsuits, fluffy slippers, and faux sheepskin comforters.

The luxury toiletries include Bulgari’s signature woody floral fragrance, Eau de Parfumée au thé noir, moisturizers, eye cream and hand lotion.

Passengers will also receive a dental kit, razor, deodorant, and hairbrush so they can land looking and feeling their best.

The wash bag comes in a silvery grey for women and a deeper grey for men.

The cost to buy:

  • Fragrance: US$71
  • Moisturizer: US$37
  • Body lotion: US$58
  • Washbag: US$80

Total: US$216

*All prices are based on full-sized toiletries from direct online stores.

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Holly Patrick
By Holly Patrick June 26, 2018 05:26
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