I tend to only review business class and first class kits, but Turkish Airlines provides its premium economy “Comfort Class” passengers a substantial offering worthy of a detailed inspection, and I offer my critique below in this installment of Amenity Kit Reviews. Also, a special thanks goes out to Inflight Feed for sending this kit my way. For a better description of each category and the 7-point scale for scoring, please review my introductory post.
Bag/Container: Formia manufactured this brown/beige zipper bag that features a single interior compartment, along with a separate zippered side pouch exteriorly lined with a suede-like treatment. A dual-sided Turkish Airlines logo tag compliments the case. Reusability in my mind is just average given its overall smallish size, but for a premium economy amenity it certainly impresses. For that reason alone, I’ve scored it a half-point higher from where I’d rank it if it were a business class kit. Score: 5.5 out of 7
Skin Care: Turkish partnered with Bogner to provide the lip balm and body lotion for this kit. The lip balm is effective and nearly “tasteless,” though I do detect a hint of almond. And the slightly masculine-smelling body lotion is gel-like, but absorbs fairly rapidly and is less greasy than the Crabtree & Evelyn Jojoba Oil hand cream found in Turkish’s business class kit. Score: 4 out of 7
Oral Care: The same medium-bristled plastic toothbrush with case as in the business class kit appears again here, though the Colgate toothpaste (regular flavor) got a downgrade in size for premium economy passengers – it’s a teeny tiny tube. In any event, they’re basic airline-issue oral care items for an amenity kit and get the job done. Score: 4 out of 7
Comfort Items: Identical to the business class kit are standard one-size-fits-all elastic eyeshades and socks with rubber grippers on the base (which I like as they reduce slippage on cabin carpeting). I found “Do not disturb” and “wake me for meal” stickers inside the side pouch after taking the pictures above. Other items include a folding comb/brush, shoehorn and deformed earplugs (they never regained a normal shape after “breathing” for a while) with an accompanying plastic case. As this is a premium economy kit, Turkish absolutely excels here even though these are the same items found in their business class offering. Score: 6 out of 7
Intangibles: This amenity kit beats a lot of business class kits that I’ve reviewed, and it’s definitely a unique and elite offering to provide premium economy passengers. It truly sets Turkish apart from other airlines. Score: 7 out of 7
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