Back in the summer & early fall of 2012, I left couple (or actually three) of shopping bags full of airline amenity kits and pajamas to couple of hotels in Bangkok. I still remembered the hotels, but wasn’t sure what I had actually left behind. If I travel around in Asia, I often leave things behind in Bangkok, as hotels there are used to store bags for months at a time.
As I was going to leave Bangkok Friday, I decided to pick up the bags, although I had long lost the storage tickets. While I was carrying the bags, I was thinking whether it makes any sense to actually take these from the flights as the novelty wears off very fast. I don’t wear pajamas and the amenity kits are rarely that good. My friends don’t normally don’t mind taking them though.
Off this lot of Emirates, Ethiopian, Air New Zealand, Virgin Atlantic, Qatar, South African, KLM Korean Air, and numerous different ones from Thai, only the KLM and Emirates F ones were something that I liked. Even then, I gave them away.
So, do you normally take the amenity kits that the airlines give you for flying business or first, or do you just decline them? How about the pajamas?
It is always nice to have a look at amenity kit that you haven’t come across before, but these are rarely of any quality. Why bother with amenity kit at all, if you don’t make it memorable and something people actually like?