It’s time for another Amenity Kit Review and I chose the Lufthansa Bogner kit I received last September when I flew First Class from Seattle to Frankfurt. For a better description of each category, and the 7-point scale for scoring, please review my introduction post here.
Bag/Container: Shortly after boarding and settling into my seat, I was offered the men’s version of Lufthansa’s then current amenity kit. The sturdy nylon zipper bag is mostly deep navy blue with brown leather accents. Manufactured by Bogner (a high-end German fashion and accessory store), it includes their logo on an embossed leather tab and a stylized “B” zipper pulley. Inside, a mesh pocket hugs one side of the logoed lining with a patch reading “Lufthansa First Class” on the other side. It is very high quality and can easily be used repeatedly in the future, so I give Lufty top marks for this bag. Score: 7
Skin Care: Lufthansa chose the La mer line of skin care products, and the men’s kit contains the Lamarin Men Hydro Vital 24h Crème. Sold here in the United States at the likes of Saks Fifth Avenue and Neimen Marcus, the generous amount of moisturizer was appreciated for a long flight and was perfect for the face. Separately, the lavatories offered individually sized Clarins of Paris one-step facial cleanser with orange extract and a hand & nail treatment cream. Additional hand lotion also was provided, as well as moist refreshment towels. Razors and shaving cream were also available in plentiful supply inside the lavs. The only thing missing in my opinion was a lip moisturizer, although it is included in the women’s version based on the information in the La mer product info card. Score: 6
Oral Care: The popular German brand Pearls & Dents toothpaste was included inside the kit, along with a full-sized toothbrush labeled the same. Standard fare and nothing fancy, but they got the job done. Included in the lavatories was not-so-individually sized mouthwash, but easily used with the little paper cups. With the meal service, Lufthansa includes toothpicks on the tray, so those were handy as well. Mints were aplenty on the ground, but nothing in-air, so this serves as my only real complaint for this category. Score: 5
Comfort Items: One item I greatly appreciate that many non-U.S. carriers offer to First Class passengers is the pajama set. Lufthansa is thankfully one of them, and partnered with another trendy German company van Laack. The top is incredibly soft and comfortable, and includes a Lufthansa First Class tag sewn into the back neckline. The bottom is more reminiscent of drawstring nursing scrubs, and although not as soft, was perfectly sufficient. I enjoyed the full-size socks & slippers that were well made and durable. They came in a nice drawstring pouch featuring a gold crane Lufthansa emblem. The soft earplugs were included inside the kit, along with covers for use on the headset ears. Score: 6
Intangibles: Everything about the bag, branding and items felt luxurious and exclusive. The differentiation from the business class offering is substantial, and it was an added bonus to have pajamas available in different sizes. Many of the items are reusable, and I give Lufthansa high marks for the overall impression made. Score: 6
Total score & comments:
When I initially opened this kit, I was sort of taken aback at how few items were contained inside. After my first trip to the lavatory and seeing everything supplied in the baskets there, I was then impressed with everything Lufthansa offered. Overall, Lufthansa’s amenity kit was a step up from what I was used to on most U.S. carriers, and the pajamas were a particular bonus. A score of 5.9 is well deserved.