Well, crap. I’m not really much of an airline amenity collector. More of a hoarder if anything. I have four huge crates of amenity kits under my bed, and about 90% of my closet is airline pajamas. If I go to an event and the dress code is casual I’ll wear my American Airlines pajamas. If it’s business casual I’ll wear my British Airways pajamas. And if it’s formal I’ll wear my SWISS pajamas.
Anyway, the only amenities kits I’ve really ever found useful are the old Singapore Airlines’ ones, as they used to have full bottles of Salvatore Ferragamo cologne in them — score!
More recently, though, I’ve been kind of excited about collecting Rimowa amenity kits. A few airlines have offered them in premium cabins on a promotional basis. I’m not sure why I love them so much, since I’m not actually a huge fan of Rimowa luggage. But I guess they just kind of look cool and I like how similar they are, while at the same time having the individual logos and colors.
I’ve picked up Thai and Lufthansa Rimowa amenity kits in the past, and now EVA is offering them on a promotional basis, so I was thrilled to pick that one up on my EVA Air flight earlier this week.
I thought I had the whole collection, and I was trying to decide what part of my apartment I wanted to display them in (well, at least until I realized I’m probably the only person that’ll ever be in my apartment that’s impressed by airline amenity kits).
Is it pathetic How pathetic is it that I’m looking for award space in ANA first class for the next available departure right now?
PS: When I flew EVA Air I received no fewer than a dozen requests from people asking if I could pick up a Rimowa amenity kit for them. I did my best, but the flight attendant explained that they have to account for them very closely, and if any are missing they apparently are stuck paying for them. I even went so far as to eye each seat as we deplaned to see if anyone left one behind, though I didn’t see any. Sorry to those that asked!