This Cathay Pacific business class kit is from my Dubai to Hong Kong flight a few months ago. This kit was kind of a let down and I’m disappointed to see Cathay cut some costs with these new kits. For our introductory post and description of the 5 category, 5 point rating scale, click here.
These new Seventy-Eight Percent kits replaced the Agnes B. kits in January 2015. They come in 12 different colors and will be rotated throughout the year but will contain the same unisex products for both men and women.
Bag/Container – These new kits are kind of odd and I’m surprised Cathay ditched the Agnes B. ones for these. Designed by Hong Kong based Seventy-Eight Percent, these new “wrap” style, canvas bags are pretty and aesthetically pleasing to the eye but are not very functional. The canvas material appears sturdy and durable but the open top pouch, with wrap enclosure, makes it less practical for future use. Inside the main compartment, there are open pockets for organization of smaller items. The other downside about this kit is the inside is lined with cloth so spills can’t be cleaned up so easily. Score: 3
Product – Inside, you’ll find products by Australian cosmetics firm, Jurlique. There are sample size bottles of citrus hand cream, facial moisturizer and lip balm. I really like these items. They are lightweight and have a fresh, clean scent to them. My only wish is that they were offered in a bigger size as each product only lasted me a couple of uses. Score: 3
Comfort items – The comfort items include an eye mask, ear plugs and socks. The Cathay Pacific branded eye mask is made from a soft velour material and comes with an adjustable rear strap. The socks are soft and have the “anti-skid” bottoms and the 3M branded ear plugs are the best for comfort and fit. Score: 4
Miscellaneous items – The kit also includes a microfiber cleaning cloth (for your eyeglasses or cell phone) and dental kit containing a soft reusable toothbrush (with cap) and travel size tube of Colgate toothpaste: 3
Extras: None. No slippers or additional comfort items were provided on this overnight flight. Score: 1
Overall, this Cathay Pacific business class amenity kit is kind of a disappointment and scores a 2.8 in our ratings. The bag itself looks good but it’s just not practical for reuse. The products inside are great and are the highlight of the kit but the small sample size bottles leave you longer for a lot more. And lastly, c’mon Cathay, let’s provide some slippers for your business class passengers. No one wants to walk to the lavatory in their socks (even if they are no skid).
Do you have one of Cathay Pacific’ new business class amenity kits? Please tell us what you think.
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