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Top 10 Amenity Kit Reviews Plus a New Index Page

I’ve reviewed 48 amenity kits to date here on Frequently Flying and bring you the latest “top 10” list below. When I began my Amenity Kit Review series in 2010, I developed a 7-point scoring system as follows: And earlier this year, I put out a poll asking you, my faithful readers, if I should…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 5, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: JetBlue officially announced its new premium transcontinental product, a video of which made the rounds over the weekend. The airline will operate a sub-fleet of 11 Airbus A321s sporting the luxe product on JFK-LAX/SFO routes beginning Q2 2014. And I was wrong in my original…

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Amenity Kit Review: Singapore Airlines First Class – Sothys Products

Singapore Airlines remains as one of the few truly premier airlines of the world that doesn’t offer amenity kits to business class passengers. Instead, individual amenities are provided by flight attendants from a basket (or found in the lavatories). In first class, however, they do provide an actual kit of sorts and I bring you…

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Forbes Lists World’s 7 Best First Class Amenity Kits

Forbes today published its list of the world’s seven best first class amenity kits, and they’ve selected some decent and not-so-decent ones. The article begins with: Whether you’re the person who gives the airline amenity kit a cursory rummage before stowing it away or a hoarder who drools over deluxe eye masks and luxury cosmetics,…

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Singapore Airlines Unveils New First Class, Business and Coach Seat Designs

Moments ago, Singapore Airlines unveiled its next generation seats for long-haul international First Class (Suites), Business Class and economy. The seats are expected to first debut on the airline’s newest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, and may eventually appear fleet-wide. For full coverage, be sure to follow Australian Business Traveller online or on Twitter, as they are…

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Eau de Airline: Turkish Airlines Launches ‘TK 1933’ Fragrance

I missed this when it was announced late last month (hat tip to @airlinetrends for tweeting it earlier this week), but Turkish Airlines now has its very own scent. According to their press release: (On May 30), Turkish Airlines introduced the fragrance “TK 1933” that will be yet another tool used to take the airline’s…

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World’s Best Airline Meals and My Top 5 Picks

You don’t hear as many jokes these days about airplane food as you did years ago when airlines served a hot meal – to all passengers – on just about every flight lasting more than 1.5 hours. But airline food remains a popular topic and I’ve been assigned the task to come up with a…

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World’s Top Airline Amenity Kits of 2012 – TravelPlus Awards

I posted the third annual TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Award winners over on my Road Warrior blog last week. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t also mention them here, as many of you know I’m an amenity kit aficionado. Not surprisingly, the top honors in each category went to non-U.S. carriers. United Airlines, however,…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: February 19, 2013

Hilton has upset a lot of loyal HHonors members today (self included) with their announcement of 2013 Hilton HHonors Program Changes. They’re increasing hotel categories from eight to ten, adding seasonal pricing (read: higher redemption rates) and trying to soften the blow by adding a 5th Night Free for elites staying 5-nights or more. I’m…

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Singapore Airlines Trip Report: UA 535 Business Class JFK-LAX and Conclusion

Singapore Airlines Trip Report: Introduction and Itinerary Singapore Airlines Trip Report: UA 534 Business Class LAX-JFK Singapore Airlines Trip Report: Swiss & Oasis Lounges JFK Singapore Airlines Trip Report: SQ 25 Business Class JFK-FRA Singapore Airlines Trip Report: Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport Singapore Airlines Trip Report: Lufthansa Senator Lounge FRA (B43) Singapore Airlines Trip…

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