Amenity Kit Review: Qatar Airways Children’s Activity Backpack

Here’s a unique one for this installment of Amenity Kit Reviews. Qatar Airways provides activity packs – the style varies by length of flight – to children traveling in any cabin, and this one is pretty spectacular. A very special thanks goes out to Seth over at The Wandering Aramean for sending this one to me for my collection.

a yellow square shaped stuffed toy

SpongeBob backpack amenity

The outer case is a SpongeBob SquarePants backpack with a Qatar Airways logo tag sewn into the side. Zipping it open reveals a bounty of goodies.

a group of toys and stickers

SpongeBob amenity items

I love the little SpongeBob “captain†doll complete with the requisite uniform, stripes and cap. The “Road Trip!†activity book contains 37 pages of puzzles, mazes, word searches and more.  A little box of different colored pencils is included along with a circular SpongeBob pencil sharpener.

Additional items include postcards, pop-out finger puppets, a sticker folio with activity scene, and a separate small page of stickers. I have to wonder if the cabin cleaning crews find stickers all over the seats, tray tables, etc.

Amenity kit provider Buzz Products supplies Qatar with the various activity packs, and a different SpongeBob case won the TravelPlus Amenity Bag Award last year in the Children’s (over 6) category.

Qatar’s in-flight entertainment is pretty top-notch from what I hear, but this fantastic amenity for kids is likely a blessing for parents to keep their kiddos occupied and happy on long-haul flights.

– Follow Darren Booth on Twitter, @FrequentlyFlyin, for more airline, hotel and travel industry news, reviews and opinions.


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