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StarG
14th January 2007, 06:27 PM
Having received the latest Ferragamo SQ F amenity kit from CGK (Thanks CGK! :smile:), I think that is my favorite amenity kit (from airlines) as of today. What is your favorite kit(s)?

I read on the CX forum that Cathay F pax are getting new Victorinox kit bags in F. Hopefully will get hold of at least one this year. :D

Saw a trip report on Business Traveller magazine, saying that VS has done away with the kits to save waste, etc. Is this true?

On TG, they gave me amenity kit only on one way of the long haul, and said that the ran out of stock when I took them the other way. IIRC, someone here or on TOF mentioned that they received the kit only on one way of the return flight as well. Is TG stinging on the kits, or were they really out of stock?

MAN Flyer
14th January 2007, 07:16 PM
Is TG stinging on the kits, or were they really out of stock?

I've done four TG long haul flights in F since November and I know that they had no kits in J for any of those flights. This has been put down to being out of stock so I would presume they are back now....

Having said that they had stopped issuing a drinks menu in F as well so it will be interesting to see if that returns as well.

KeithMEL
14th January 2007, 07:51 PM
My favourite Business class kit is the BA Molton Brown kit. Very comprehensive and the peppermint toothpaste is so yummy. :)

Haven't flown F much so I can't compare, but I love the Bvlgari cologne found in the SQ kit. :thumbsup: In terms of design - the Oroton-designed Qantas F kits are pretty cool.

I didn't receive any amenity kit on both inbound and outbound on TG. The FA on my return flight said that there were problems resulting from a change of suppliers.

Those Ferragamo kits look very nice....*hint* :D

jjpb3
14th January 2007, 10:31 PM
Hmm, looks like I'll have something on my wish list for the next time I see my angel CGK. :wink:

I've had a chance to compare kits thanks to said angel's indulgence of my desire to compare any extras he has collected -- and so far I've liked the NH First and AC Executive class bags. I'm also fond of CX's square Dermalogica Business Class kits, given that I'm a fan of the brand of the skin products.

Do you like the BA Business Class bags themselves (not the contents), KeithMEL? The old ones couldn't really fit anything normal-sized (moot now, with the EU's ridiculous travel-size requirements), while the new ones (in brown cloth) are sort of ugly.

KeithMEL
14th January 2007, 10:46 PM
Do you like the BA Business Class bags themselves (not the contents), KeithMEL? The old ones couldn't really fit anything normal-sized (moot now, with the EU's ridiculous travel-size requirements), while the new ones (in brown cloth) are sort of ugly.

Yeah I'd agree with you there. They aren't really durable either.

StarG
14th January 2007, 10:51 PM
I'm also fond of CX's square Dermalogica Business Class kits, given that I'm a fan of the brand of the skin products.

:love4: the bag (one of the best amenity bags I have), but tried the Dermalogica samples inside the bag and not a fan of them. ;)

jjpb3
14th January 2007, 10:59 PM
:love4: the bag (one of the best amenity bags I have), but tried the Dermalogica samples inside the bag and not a fan of them. ;)
The bag is definitely one of the best-shaped and best-sized bags in the sample I've run across. :smile:

StarG
14th January 2007, 11:32 PM
The bag is definitely one of the best-shaped and best-sized bags in the sample I've run across. :smile:

It is currently my family's passport holder. Enough space to fit 4 passports perfectly. :thumbsup:

What I don't like about the Dermalogica products are the texture and the (lack of) scents. I like lightly scented products for the face. Something fresh. :)

jjpb3
14th January 2007, 11:50 PM
What I don't like about the Dermalogica products are the texture and the (lack of) scents. I like lightly scented products for the face. Something fresh. :)
For texture, I find that the eye lotion is actually one of the best I've tried. I agree with you that there are far better facial moisturizers out there (at least, so it seems to my skin :tongue3: ).

For light fragrance, I think the best products are by Biotherm Homme. But they've discontinued what IMO was their best line: D-Stress. :angry1: Just the right amount of lightness for tropical weather, coupled with effective moisturizing (and making the ageing effects of travel seem to go away :biggrin: ).

Oops, I took your thread waaay OT, didn't I? So sorry. :tongue3:

SQFAN
15th January 2007, 06:26 AM
I love Anya Hindmarch boxes. Anyone with spares that they don't use, you can send them to me! :occasion14:

The brown one with an old seaplance picture imprinted on it.
Have a few. Wanna trade?:biggrin:

jjpb3
2nd April 2007, 08:00 AM
Hmm, looks like I'll have something on my wish list for the next time I see my angel CGK. :wink:
I didn't even have to make the request; the angel heard my wish. :glasses9:

Now I have to say, the new SQ F kits have just catapulted into first place on my list. :love4: :occasion14: (Givenchy, however, clearly aren't fond of me, as they keep producing pajamas too ill-fitting for my wimpy frame. :sad: )

UMD
2nd April 2007, 01:57 PM
I didn't even have to make the request; the angel heard my wish. :glasses9:

Now I have to say, the new SQ F kits have just catapulted into first place on my list. :love4: :occasion14: (Givenchy, however, clearly aren't fond of me, as they keep producing pajamas too ill-fitting for my wimpy frame. :sad: )

Aahhh.... I see the package has arrived from the angel. The angel showed it to me when we met at SKL F last week. :wink:

CGK
2nd April 2007, 04:37 PM
Aahhh.... I see the package has arrived from the angel. The angel showed it to me when we met at SKL F last week. :wink:
I forgot about that... :redface2: Too many visits to SKL I guess...

(Givenchy, however, clearly aren't fond of me, as they keep producing pajamas too ill-fitting for my wimpy frame. :sad: )

The zipper still hurting your chest? :biggrin:

SQFAN
3rd April 2007, 05:56 AM
Now I have to say, the new SQ F kits have just catapulted into first place on my list. :love4: :occasion14:

Nice aren't they? Funny thing is that I tend to hoard them when in fact use the items inside. :biggrin: Have you seen the design of the cologne and perfume bottles? Stylishhh.:smile:

YK@HKG
3rd April 2007, 11:36 AM
Hmm...have to get the SQ F Kit sometime this year...but..given the price increase (even in Y), becoming more unlikely :angryfire:

I also like the CX Dermalogica kit...had a couple with me (anyway wanna swap..hehe)...and the new Agnes-B kit.

Coathanger
27th June 2007, 08:22 PM
The Anya Hindmarch kits from BA are quite nice, I use one as my primary washbag.

taipeiflyer
27th June 2007, 10:39 PM
although a huge fan of bvlgari, the new ferragamo kits are wonderful, and really attractive as well.

CGK
27th June 2007, 11:36 PM
... a huge fan of bvlgari, ...
Does this mean you will ride on TG? :tongue3: :biggrin:

upright man
28th June 2007, 12:07 AM
my favorite is the SQ Ferragamo kit which CGK gave to me - everything inside is nice, and the red pouch is the best thing - durable, nice material - I've used it as a toiletries pouch for every trip since then and love it. :smile:

SQFAN
28th June 2007, 07:51 AM
For me, it has to be SQ for the well designed classy looking padded bag and generous item sizes.

The only drawback is that I am not a huge fan of Bvlgari or Ferragamo cologne. Waiting for the day when SQ issues personalised cologne in their amenity kit and when the cologne is Acqua di Parma's Arancia di Capri. :smile:

taipeiflyer
28th June 2007, 08:02 AM
Does this mean you will ride on TG? :tongue3: :biggrin:

definitely looking forward to partake in a TG experience sometime in the near future. But i start to develop a rash every time i board a non sq plane. the journey into the unknown takes more courage than i usually am able to muster. :rolleyes::biggrin:

Centurionman
25th July 2009, 01:56 PM
Actually, the Air New Zealand kit is really nice in J. Probably one of the best J around.

In F, the SQ is nice. The BA is nicer imo.

And the wooden spoon award goes to Virgin Atlantic Upper Class.

A sleep mask, socks and ear plugs all served up in a shoe bag.....:frown: Upper Class not.

ORDnHKG
7th August 2009, 03:44 PM
Actually, the Air New Zealand kit is really nice in J. Probably one of the best J around.


Isn't the NZ J kit only has lipbalm inside, not even lotion ? And you are saying it is the best J kit around ? And I also they believe they just changed to this kit recently, before that it was look like SQ Y kit, socks, eyemask, toothpaste/brush and earplugs in a plastic zip log bag.

Kiwi
8th August 2009, 04:37 AM
Isn't the NZ J kit only has lipbalm inside, not even lotion ? And you are saying it is the best J kit around ? And I also they believe they just changed to this kit recently, before that it was look like SQ Y kit, socks, eyemask, toothpaste/brush and earplugs in a plastic zip log bag.

No that changed ages ago (2 years?). There is a very nice cloth bag with compartments. Several lotions, pen, socks, very good eye mask, etc.

I still have a stash of the plastic ziplock bags because they are great for a liquids baggy - very sturdy plastic.

ORDnHKG
8th August 2009, 10:38 AM
No that changed ages ago (2 years?). There is a very nice cloth bag with compartments. Several lotions, pen, socks, very good eye mask, etc.


Really ? I know about the drawstring cloth bags, but from a trip report I saw somewhere recently for KIX-AKL, it only has lipbalm. Even on the NZ site, it had mentioned

"The Amenity Kit includes socks, eyeshades, earplugs, a toothbrush kit, lip balm, a luggage sachet and a pen. Pacifica Organics products by Pacifica Skin Care are available in all Air New Zealand premium bathrooms."

http://www.airnewzealand.com/on-the-plane/business/business-premier.htm

I had one back then probably 5 or 6 years ago (it is a zipper bag) before the plastic zip log bag, it did have several lotions inside.

SQ LPP
9th August 2009, 05:21 AM
No that changed ages ago (2 years?). There is a very nice cloth bag with compartments. Several lotions, pen, socks, very good eye mask, etc.

I still have a stash of the plastic ziplock bags because they are great for a liquids baggy - very sturdy plastic.
I must have been out of luck. Early last year I took AKL-SFO and got the zipper sturdy bag. Only lip balm, socks and eye mask. Did not see any lotions. Never gotten any cloth bag. I guess because I wasn't flying as often as you do. :smile:

Kiwi
9th August 2009, 05:35 AM
I can't remember the exact date they switched over. Possibly was very early last year, or perhaps you got one of the old stock being used up.

Remind me to bring some in October.