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.
Qatar Airways Economy Amenity Kit Review
This review is a bit different, given that this is a kit I received in economy class. That is rare enough on its own, and while the contents are quite basic, I was pretty impressed considering it was Economy Class. There aren’t a lot of carriers who offer anything like this to economy flyers. Our rating system isn’t ideal for this kit, but I wanted to review and document this kit for others that have flights in Qatar economy class.
On one of my trips to the Middle East in 2016, I routed home through London on Qatar Airways. There aren’t a lot of good options returning from Qatar given the fact that I still wanted to at least have the chance of an upgrade. That gamble failed, as I was in economy from London to Chicago as well, but at least I had more space in Main Cabin Extra for that longer flight. Anyway, onto the review:
My flight from Doha to London departed around 2am, so I was quite exhausted and was among the last to board. I found my seat upstairs on the A380, so I continued my run of only sitting upstairs on my A380 flights. Sadly this wasn’t quite as luxe as my previous flights, as this was the first time I wasn’t in First Class.
The case is a simple envelope-style pouch with a snap closure. Nothing fancy, but it is functional. It has a pattern all over the outside and a Qatar Airways tag. It is small, and might work for reuse, but I’m not sure what else it could carry. Maybe a passport? Score: 2.5
Once to my seat, I noticed this small amenity kit, along with some headphones and a wrapped blanket and pillow. Given the very late departure time, I just wanted to sleep. I already had each of the contents of the kit with me, so I didn’t need any of these items, but it was a nice surprise.
Very little here, just a toothbrush and a small tube of toothpaste made in China. Qatar fans might like the Oryx logo on the toothbrush. No other products in the kit, which would be disappointing if this were not an economy kit. Score: 2
The Qatar-logoed eyemask is fine, with a soft interior and a single elastic strap. The unbranded earplugs are soft enough and are fully functional. Socks are just a thin knit cotton blend sock. These are somewhat typical of most amenity kits. Score: 3
I’ve already reviewed all the contents of, so there are no ratings for the other categories. So the overall the score averages out to just 1.5. It is a very low score, but again, given this was economy class, I am not too disappointed.
Qatar, like the other Middle East carriers shine for those in premium cabins. It was nice to get this kit even in economy class.
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)