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.
Air Berlin Economy Amenity Kit Review
Another amenity kit review, and surprisingly another one I received in economy class. This time not even on a Middle Eastern carrier. To be fair, Etihad is the largest shareholder of Air Berlin stock. In June 2017, I flew from Chicago to Berlin and back on Air Berlin in economy class. It wasn’t the best experience, but here is my review. I also received an amenity kit in economy on Qatar that was quite similar to this. Very basic contents, but some simple comforts that make an overnight economy class flight more enjoyable. As before, our rating system isn’t ideal for this type of kit, but I hope it is worthwhile to have this documented for others flying on Air Berlin.
The case is really just a mylar pouch. Works perfectly well for holding contents during the flight, but has minimal ability to be reused later. Kind of a nice logo showing the Brandenburger Tor and various other landmarks in cities that Air Berlin flies to. Score: 1.5
Simply a toothbrush and a small tube of A.ME toothpaste (?) No other products in the kit, which is very little, but drastically better than nothing that is provided by most carriers in on flights like this. Score: 2
The eyemask is okay, obviously a cheap nylon, but it works. and 2 elastic straps allow it to keep light out. I just use the eyemask I carry, rather than this one. The unbranded earplugs are soft enough and work well. Both of the above items are something I always carry, and think more people should. At least with this kit, economy passengers will get these basics which I find to be nearly a necessity when traveling. Score: 3
Socks in the kit are just a thin knit cotton blend sock. These are typical of what is included in other amenity kits. Basic, and likely disposable due to quality. Score 2.
So the overall the score averages out to just 1.6. It is a very low score, but given this was economy class, it doesn’t really fit the scale we use designed for premium cabins. The contents are nearly identical to the economy kit on Qatar Airlines, without the branding. With no expectations, this was a nice surprise, so thanks to Air Berlin. This was one of a few nice parts of my flights with them.
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 (2017)