In August, I posted a brief overview of a Turkish Airlines economy class amenity kit, not subjecting it to the critical scoring system that I normally apply in my Amenity Kit Review series. That just wouldnâ€™t have been fair since any kit provided to economy class passengers is â€œexceptionalâ€ in my mind.
Amenity kit provider Formia took notice of that review (among others) and shipped me a wonderful sampling of kits from various airlines for my collection, including three other Turkish Airlines economy class offerings.
The tin and pencil case appearing at left and center in the picture above are long-haul economy versions, while the pouch on right is TKâ€™s short-haul offering. A closer inspection of the long-haul kits reveals identical items in both, including socks, eyeshades, earplugs, Hydro Basics lip balm, and a toothbrush/toothpaste packet.
And the smaller short-haul mesh pouch contains socks, eyeshades and earplugs.
Itâ€™s fantastic that Turkish and other airlines provide a few luxuries to travelers in the back of the plane, and Iâ€™d love to see U.S. carriers consider this in the future. I doubt itâ€™ll happen, but I can hope.
Amenity Kit Giveaway
Formia was remarkably generous in sending multiples of these Turkish economy kits, so Iâ€™d like to offer up a similar batch to one of you. Hereâ€™s the trio Iâ€™m giving away:
All you have to do to enter to win them is leave a comment below (one per person) telling me if youâ€™d appreciate an economy class kit on a long-haul international U.S. airline flight. Is it something that youâ€™d use, or just toss aside?
Iâ€™ll draw a winner this Saturday, October 12, at 12:00 p.m. PDT. And not to worry if your comment gets held for moderationâ€¦ Iâ€™ll be sure to approve them all in time for the drawing.
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