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The Cost and Allure of Airline Amenity Kits

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know I’m an avid collector of amenity kits and have an ongoing series reviewing them. They’re a fun item to collect and I love seeing each new generation an airline debuts, wondering if they’ve spruced it up or cheapened it down. Earlier this month, The Business…

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Amenity Kit Review: Austrian Airlines Business Class

A special thanks goes out to reader Jason for donating a current-generation Austrian Airlines Business Class kit for this installment of Amenity Kit Reviews. For a better description of each category and the 7-point scale for scoring, please review my introductory post. Bag/Container: The charcoal gray case appears to be made out of hemp (or…

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United Airlines Global First Lounge Shower Room Amenities

I visited United’s Global First Class lounges in Tokyo and San Francisco on my mileage run last week and I took advantage of the shower rooms offered in each in hopes of adding to my amenity kit collection. Truth be told, I had freshly showered at my hotel in Tokyo before arriving at the airport,…

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Elite Perks at Hotels Are Great, but Outreach Keeps Me Loyal

When it comes to having elite status with a hotel, my two favorite perks are by far free Wi-Fi and access to the club lounge. I also appreciate the other amenities that vary by hotel chain – and even brand within a chain – including room upgrades and welcome gifts (free bottled water, food platters,…

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ANA’s Unique First Class Amenities

I decided to take a closer look at the links in an email I received from ANA yesterday to discover some first class amenities I’ve never seen before. They apparently offer knit wear for rent, sleep support items including “power tape” (?) and a rather remote-control looking foot roller. I’m intrigued. What’s “power tape?”

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