Qatar Airways is out with new amenity bags and the new bags are somewhat stylish. Every few years or even months we see airlines change their offering. Sometimes it is because of the season or maybe a promotion. This change appears to be due to the Qatar World Cup. Yet, it’s still unknown if this bags will be around next month or if they are limited editions. Qatar Airways amenity bags have been evolving in 2022 since their new partnership with Diptyque.
Gone are the designer BRIC leather bags and in with non designer but functional leather pursers and man bags. Each business class seat has an amenity bag depending on the person’s gender. All amenities inside the bag are the same, it is just the bag that is different. Men get a small messenger, sling bag or heck maybe call it a fanny pack. Women receive a purse. Each bag features an adjustable strap.
Each Qatar Airways amenity kit and gift box provides specially selected Diptyque products including:
- Nourishing Lip Balm – enriched with roses and violets to soothe and soften the lips.
- Fresh Lotion for the Body – infused with the scent of orange blossoms, to refresh sleepy skin for all skin types.
- Essential Face Cream – nourishing and replenishing, with prickly pear extract to boost radiance.
- Diptyque fragrance – ‘Eau Rose’ Eau de Toilette – an infusion of the finest damascena and centifolia roses, or the brand’s signature ‘34 Boulevard Saint Germain’ Eau de Toilette with notes of amber, patchouli, cinnamon and rose.
Inside the bag are Diptyque products and “comfort items.” These includes a pair of socks and an eye mask. Slippers come in the same bag as the pajamas. Toothbrushes can be found in the lavitories, not in the amenity bag. Surprisingly, no ear plugs are available in the bags, but can be requested from a flight attendant.
The new bags are actually very useful. On my most recent trip I found myself using the sling bag. Stuffing it full of sunscreen, my wallet, phone, and other sundries, I found the bag was perfect for traveling. This is likely one of the most useful amenity bags I have received to date. I have enough BRIC bags already to hold my toiletries and electronic cables. Nowadays, I don’t even touch an airlines amenity kit, saving the airline the waste. Unfortunately, the QATAR label on the bag is not discreet and quite ugly. The only real downside of this bag.
Here’s a photo of me sporting the bag on the flight. I am also featuring the limited edition World Cup Pajamas. These bode well with the World Cup Menu. The messenger bag also works well in the fanny pack forward position too.
What do you think of the new amenity bags? Would you ever reuse them?