The Best Airline Amenity Kits Worth the Long Flight

The friendly skies are often anything but these days. Flight delays, endless lines, and increased baggage loss all sully the allure of air travel. While some airlines may treat passengers more like cattle, there are others who are bringing the glamour back offering passengers in business, first, and sometimes even economy classes stylish packs of beauty products to counteract the tiring effects of a long flight. From partnerships with Acqua di Parma and Christian Lacroix to Bulgari, these are are our favorite in-flight amenities.

British Airways

Travel fun fact: The British Royal family flies commercial. And when Duchess Kate and Prince William jet around the world, they do so on British Airways. Like Burberry and high tea, there’s something so quintessentially English about this airline, which is one of the world’s largest. So it should come as no surprise that the amenity kits presented to the upper classes brim with U.K.-favorite brands. Passengers in Club World (a.k.a. international business) enjoy Elemis products such as Lip Balm, Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, and Pro-Radiance Hand and Nail Cream.

Cathay Pacific amenity kits.

Cathay Pacific

Among travel nerds, the goodies on the Asian airline Cathay Pacific are the most coveted. One reason is the Aesop-branded pouches gifted to passengers in first class. Inside you can find a smattering of humectant products from the boutique Australian skin-care brand (we love the Rosehip Seed Lip Cream), along with a sleep mask and—this is a biggie—a screen cleaning cloth. As with many of the airlines, there are kits designed for men and women. In business class, passengers are treated to goods by Jurlique packed in pouches by Hong Kong-based indie brand Seventy Eight Percent.


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