United hopes to recapture the excitement that surrounded the release of collectible amenity kits featuring its U.S. hubs by introducing a second edition showcasing international destinations.
Instead of using the Philosophy skin-care products and toiletries in the new amenity kits offered on United Airlines international flights, it might be worth keeping the collectible tins in “mint” condition. A complete set of the limited-edition amenity kit tins released by the airline in 2014 are currently listed on eBay for the asking price of $950. The original collectors’ series of tins, distributed in January of last year, showcased the carrier’s mainland U.S. hubs, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, Washington, Houston and Cleveland.
A second limited-edition of collectible amenity kit tins will highlight United’s international destinations. The kits offered to Global First and BusinessFirst passengers departing from the U.S. will depict slightly more exotic locales served by the airline, including Dubai International Airport (DXB), Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Honolulu International Airport (HNL), Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), Narita International Airport (NRT), Sydney Airport (SYD) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR). An eighth RIO tin will stand in for Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport (GIG).
The commemorative tins will be distributed until the end of March or until supplies are exhausted. Starting March 1, United will roll out what it expects to be yet another collectible item — limited-edition, commemorative PGA Tour-branded amenity kits featuring golf tees and golf balls.
United is the official airline of the PGA Tour, and it will offer the golf-themed amenity kits to all Global First and BusinessFirst passengers through June.
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