Amenity kits

Souvenir Sunday: 747-themed amenity kits on United

United Airlines is going to retire its Boeing 747 fleet on November 7 and to mark the occasion the airline is giving out 747-themed Polaris amenity kits starting Monday, October 23, through January 2018.

Silver kits go to first class customers, while blue kits will be handed out to business class fliers. In addition to the usual amenity kit items, each kit contains a pack of five 747 trading cards, so you can swap with your friends.

Passengers on United’s premium transcontinetnal routes (EWR-SFO, EWR-LAX, BOS-SFO) will receive (smaller, but just as charming) commemorative kits as well.

 

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Amenity kit after-use

I was thinking about using the amenity kit I received during my 787 Dreamliner flight on KLM from Seattle to Amsterdam as a fashionable clutch.

Designed by Jan Taminiau, the bag is a nice red color and big enough to hold a cellphone and a few other items. But when I got to my hotel room – the lovely Conservatorium Hotel – I found that the bag also came in handy when I needed to prop up my computer cable so that it stayed connected to the adapter in the wall.

Pleased with myself, I sent out a Tweet to show off how handy I am.

Only to get this message demonstrating a tastier adapter solution:

So now I’m making a collection.. if you’ve got a creative solution for hooking up your computer cables when on the road, please take a snap and send it along.

United Airlines amenity kits celebrate Rio 2016 Olympic Games

United Airlines Olympics Amenity Kit First

 

From June through September, United Global First, United Business First passengers on long haul flights and P.S. Premium Service passengers on transcontinental flights will receive amenity kits celebrating the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The Global First and BusinessFirst passengers will get their kits in a rounded fuselage-shaped tin that lifts open to reveal a themed eye mask and pair of socks, a toothbrush, a good-sized (0.85 oz) tube of toothpaste, a tiny packet of tissues, a comb, a pen earplugs, mints, toothpick/flosser, a selection of Cowshed moisturizing products and – a sign of the times – four tiny packets of hand sanitizer.

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United amenities kit PS

The P.s. Premium Service kit is a rectangular tin with eye mask, earplugs, toothbrush and toothpaste, Cowshed lip balm and two tiny packets of hand santizer.

 

 

 

 

 

How to get a free amenity kit at Denver Airport

DIA TRAVEL KIT

Need to refresh your travel kit or need an inexpensive gift for that friend picking you up at the airport?

If you’re traveling through Denver International Airport this summer and spend $20 at any of the airport’s retail shops, you can use those receipts to get a free Summer Travel Pack (value: $16) filled with useful items such as lip balm, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, tissues, headphones, neck pillows, eye masks and more

You’ll need to be at least 18 years old to take advantage of this offer and you’ll need to turn in those receipts before all the kits are gone.

Here are more details and rules for Denver International Airport’s free Summer Travel Kit offer.

Fresh amenity kits on United & Delta

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While not the reason to purchase a pricey premium cabin ticket, these new amenity kits from United and Delta help make front-of-the-plane rides that much more special.

Once United resolves and recovers from its system-wide computer glitch on July 8, premium passengers will be able to enjoy the carrier’s new partnership with Cowshed Spa, a premium spa and lifestyle brand from London, which is providing the personal care items in new amenity kits, in premium cabin lavatories and in about a dozen United airport lounges worldwide.

The kits roll out Aug. 1, 2015, and will be distributed to premium-cabin customers (Global First and BusinessFirst) on long-haul intercontinental flights to and from the United States and will contain Cowshed’s moisturizing hand cream, Lippy Cow Natural Lip Balm and a Chamomile Refreshing Towelette. Striped socks, an eye mask, tissues, ear plugs, a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss and a pen will also be in both kits.

The United Global First kits are a bit larger and also contain Cowshed’s Quinoa Hydrating Daily Moisturiser, Jasmine Toning Eye Balm and an eyeglass cleaning cloth.

Look for Cowshed products in the shower facilities at United Clubs at ORD, EWR, Hong Kong, London and Tokyo and in United Global First lounges in ORD, SFO, DCA, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo as well.

Delta One passengers will also be getting a refreshed amenity kit – and snazzy striped socks.

Delta Amenity Kit

 

Delta has begun handing out hard and soft-sided TUMI amenity kits containing a TUMI soft-touch pen and eyeshades, MALIN+GOETZ lip moisturizer, body lotion and new mouthwash; striped socks, facial tissues, earplugs and a dental kit with Crest toothpaste.

Delta Socks