Qantas First Class is a lovely way to fly, here is my trip report from the Dallas to Sydney leg. And here is another installment in our series on Amenity Kit reviews. James has already reviewed a Qantas First Class kit, but since his flight some years ago, the offering has changed. Now the kit is branded Martin Grant, an Australian designer. Just like the rest of the flight, this hits most of the mark.
Welcome to another installment of our amenity kit review series. As in previous reviews, I will be reviewing this amenity kit on a scale from 1 to 5 (being the best) and will rate it based on five categories:
- Bag/container: design, quality and reusability/collectibility of the bag.
- Product: quality, size and variety of the facial and body products.
- Comfort items: eye masks, ear plugs, etc.
- Miscellaneous: pens, tissues and everything else.
- Extras: additional items that make your flight just a tad more comfortable including pajamas, slippers, etc.
Qantas First Class Martin Grant Amenity Kit
Qantas describes these amenities this way:
Martin Grant designed sleepwear and amenity kits for customers travelling in First, offering luxury and comfort.
Designed exclusively by Qantas’ Creative Director of Fashion, Martin Grant, the unisex navy and black trim Qantas First pyjamas are 100 per cent cotton, feature a tailored neckline and tapered silhouette to ensure elegant comfort in the First cabin, and come with matching slippers.
Stylish male and female First amenity kits come in the same navy hues and feature a range of bespoke hydrating ASPAR by Aurora Spa products, Martin Grant-designed travel socks, dental kit, ear plugs and deodorant. Amenity kits also feature a Martin Grant designed eye mask that cups the eyes for maximum comfort and light block out.
Here is the male kit:
And the female kit:
Seemingly the difference between these is only in the deodorant and some slight color differences.
The cases are a small navy blue zippered pouch with black accents. Nice and compact, but I prefer pockets or other compartments to separate items. Score: 3.5
Inside the kit is a small box containing 4 cosmetic items. Aspar is an Aussie company, and these items are exclusive to Qantas First. These are similar to the products in Qantas First Class lounge showers, and I’m a fan. Inside are 15ml tubes of hand and body cream and face moisturizer. There is also a 10ml tube of lip moisturizer and a small bottle of face mist. I’m no cosmetics expert, but I enjoy the scent, and find these products great. Score: 5
The typical items are here, with socks, earplugs and an eyemask. Socks and earplugs are fine, nothing special. The eyemask is unique in that it looks a bit like a bikini top. It certainly is comfortable, but takes some getting used to. As described, it does indeed cup the eyes… Score: 4
A full sized toothbrush, a decent sized (25g) tube of Colgate toothpaste, and a toothpick/flosser are decent items. There are razors and shaving cream in the lavatories. These items are fine, but nothing special. Score: 4
In addition to the items already listed, some dark blue pajamas are provided, these are lightweight, and made with 100% cotton. I found these comfortable, and they will certainly be in the rotation to wear again. There is a drawstring and pockets on the pants. The only logo is inside the neckband. I actually preferred the look of the business class pajamas which have a prominent Qantas kangaroo logo. The slippers are good too, they are actually large enough to fit comfortably, and nicely padded for a trip to the lavatory. Score: 4.5
Final thoughts on Qantas First Class Martin Grant Amenity Kits
This is a very nice kit, and based on my ratings it averages to 4.2. My only real complaint is about the bag itself. The eyemask is unique, but comfortable, and the pajamas and slippers are excellent. The Aspar lotions are really nice as well.
Have you received one of these kits? Please let us know what you think.
Other Amenity Kit Reviews
- Japan Airlines First Class
- ANA First Class
- British Airways First Class
- Virgin Atlantic Upper Class
- Qantas First Class
- Thai Airways First Class (Rimowa 2014)
- Japan Airlines Business Class
- Lufthansa First Class (Escada)
- Cathay Pacific Business Class (new Seventy-Eight Percent)
- United Airlines BusinessFirst (Cowshed Kit)
- United Airlines BusinessFirst
- American Airlines Transcon First Class (Reno Air Heritage Series)
- United Airlines BusinessFirst (new TEAM USA kit)
- Lufthansa Business Class (Bree)
- Etihad Business Class (LUXE)
- Qatar Airways Economy Class
- American Airlines Business Class (Cole Haan 2016)
- American Airlnes Business Class (Cole Haan 2017)
- Austrian Airlines Business Class
- Delta One Domestic Tumi
- Air France La Premiére