Saturday, May 26, 2007

No more amenity kits -- Singapore Airlines -- Business Class

One of the nice little comforts of business class travel is the amenity kit. Waiting on your seat in a sealed bag, this little gift provides you with toothpaste, eyeshades, lip balm, and other little in-flight necessities.

I use these bags to carry around my electronic toys. I suppose that if I were a true road-warrior on long-distance flights every week, I would quickly tire of these novelties, but I fly rarely enough that I still get a kick out of them. (Actually my dirty little secret is that I have a sad habit of collecting them, and I have even been known to buy these things on e-bay.)

Funnily enough, Singapore Airlines, the airline that seems to lead the way in making customers happy, seems to have abandoned the practice of handing out these little bags. Although, according to their website, they provide a "range of branded toiletries such as eau de cologne, aftershave, and moisturising lotion" in the lavatories, the individual bag handed to you at your seat seems to be a thing of the past.

I would have thought these days, with liquids being a cause for suspicion, these little goodie bags would be even more important to the traveler seeking comfort in the air!

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2 comments:

wurschtwer said...

Hi Moyey,
being new here, and not finding out whether or how it would be possible to send you email, I apologize for this "OFF-topic": I want to contact you regarding your pic of Caesar's cafe from your 2006 blog. I have to apologize for havin "borrowed" it for wikipedia. Please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar_Cardini on this. I please ask you to leave a comment on my talk page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Any_IP. (although the text says otherwise ;), or email me, in case you're a wikipedian. Thanks, and Best, Wolfgang.

James said...

so sad.. economizing takes the fun out of travel.