Amenity travelling kits are a very welcome bonus when you are on long haul flights. You’ll often find that the travel amenity kits airlines offer tend to only be available in the more expensive parts of the cabin. When you are in economy (coach) you might sometimes be lucky enough to get some squishy ear plugs and a blindfold. You will generally only be offered traveling kits when flying business class and first class.
I’ve been fortunate enough to fly all classes of travel with Air France, including Premium Economy. So I can offer an informed review of Air France amenity bags. Read on to see what you’ll get inside each case depending on your class of travel.
I’ve created a video review of all of these amenity bags which you can watch here.
If you don’t want to watch the video or are unable to then please read below.
The Flights And Frustration Air France Travel Amenity Kits Review
It is worth noting that all these amenity kits were complimentary with overnight, long haul flights. If you are flying short haul with Air France, (such as only around Europe) then you are unlikely to receive these gifts. This is not untypical of most airlines.
Air France Premium Economy Travel Amenity Kit
I’ll begin my review with the Air France Premium Economy travel bag. It is the smallest of the three types of travel kits that you’ll find with Air France.
The bag I received was blue in colour (from memory this was the same colour used for female passengers too). There is a zip lock to seal the bag. The inside lining of the these travel kits has some fancy design with images of people from aviation.
This amenity kit from Air France contained the following items:-
– ear plugs
– in flight socks
– toothbrush with a small tube of Buccotherm toothpaste (the tube held enough paste for maybe 3-4 brushings)
– guard sleeves to put as protectors over the in-flight headphones
Overall I would say it is a fairly basic selection for an airline travel kit. Maybe the addition of a pen for completing immigration forms would be a nice idea? (Pens are available to use on request. If you already had a pen it would save on asking for one.) Premium Economy is a move up from economy class seats so to receive something like this as an amenity kit for travel is appreciated. Having said that the contents would probably only be of benefit for the duration of the flight.
Air France Business Class Travel Amenity Kit
I’ve flown AirFrance Business Class a few times now so I’m building up a nice little collection of these 😉 The bag is mostly orange in colour (I have received blue ones in the past). There is a two click locking system on the bag.
Like the Premium Economy travel kits the inside lining also contains design pictures of people from aviation.
The contents of the amenity bag are:-
– blindfold (it was noticeable that the blindfold was larger and slightly nicer to touch than the one from Air France Premium Economy)
– ear plugs
– toothbrush (with a slightly longer handle than the brush found in the Premium Economy bag)
– mini size tube of Colgate Total toothpaste (probably enough to last a week of brushing)
– a 60ml bottle of Colgate Plax mouthwash
– a comb
– a shoe horn
– a stick of Chap Ice lip balm
– a 5ml bottle of Clarins HydraQuench Cream
There was a leaflet inside saying that shaving kits and a pen were available on request.
(I did find an Air France Amenity Travel Kit from about a year or so earlier. I have flown quite a bit on business class with Air France. There was a slight difference in the contents of the old travel amenity kit. The previous version of the travel bag had a smaller tube of toothpaste which was also Buccotherm rather than Colgate (I prefer the later). There was also a pre-packed refreshing towel, in-flight socks and a fold up small carry bag. A leaflet inside said that shaving kits, pens, combs and shoe horns were available on request. So I can see that combs and shoe horns have now become standard as has the addition of the mouth wash.)
Amenity Travel Kit From Air France First Class
Those who read my site often will know that I once managed to upgrade my Air France flight with air miles to First Class! I wrote about this in my Air France first class flight review. I still have this fancy travel kit as a memento of what was for me, my best first class flight experience to date.
Immediately it is noticeable that the travel amenity kit comes in a very appealing looking black Givenchy case. Once you unzip the case you’ll notice that the inside lid has a built in mirror which is a nice touch. (The mirror is hidden behind the paper in the picture below.)
The contents of the Air France amenity travel kit are:-
– large, black blindfold (this is the largest and most comfortable feeling of all the blindfolds in this review)
– ear plugs (look exactly the same as in the kits above)
– protective covers to use on the aircraft headphones
– Givenchy “precious cream” for the face which is described as “nourishing and creamy”
– Givenchy lip balm
– Givenchy intensive anti-fatigue eye lift (this is a rather bizarre 3 ball roll on application to erase signs of fatigue around the eyes. It claims that noticeable visual results can be obtained in a month)
– Givenchy moisturising hand cream
– there was also a small, plastic curved instrument which I can only assume is to used when applying some of these Givenchy products.
A leaflet inside the case also states that on request you can use a shaving kit, hairbrush and pen.
Looking at all of these I think Air France offer a varied range of travel amenity kits for your flight. Of course when you are flying First Class and have access to the First Class toilets there may not be any need for mouthwash in your travel case.
Of course if you are not able to travel in one of the premium cabins all is not lost. You can buy your own travel kit.
So how is Air France compared to other airlines for travel amenity kits? I have written previously about the Emirates Toiletry Bag too. Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.