New Amenity Kits?

Old Jan 28, 12, 2:35 pm
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New Amenity Kits?

Returning on an international J flight today (AC833) and noticed a new amenity kit (wrapped instead of zipped, and appears to be less durable). My outbound flight a week ago still had the old bag. Does anyone know when the change was made? Just curious...
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Old Jan 28, 12, 2:41 pm
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On day flights the kits have been like that for as long as I can remember.
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Old Jan 28, 12, 4:03 pm
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Had them on CDG-YUL last week. They look like they're wrapped in a napkin! Didn't even bother taking mine out of the plastic.
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Old Jan 28, 12, 4:07 pm
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Originally Posted by margarita girl View Post
Had them on CDG-YUL last week. They look like they're wrapped in a napkin! Didn't even bother taking mine out of the plastic.
JL amenity kits on J>All AC amenity kits.
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Old Jan 28, 12, 5:17 pm
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They suck. Really sad that they can't afford a decent product.
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Old Jan 28, 12, 7:50 pm
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Originally Posted by jlisi984 View Post
On day flights the kits have been like that for as long as I can remember.
Ah I see. Usually my int'l trips are all TPAC so I've never come across these before.
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Old Jan 28, 12, 8:21 pm
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Originally Posted by fly-yul View Post
They suck. Really sad that they can't afford a decent product.
Nothing wrong with these daytime kits. They're quite practical. Basically a pair of socks, ear plugs, eye shades and toothbrush/paste. What's more to have since it's not an overnight flight?

As noted, AC supplies a full kit on overnight flights, this modified one on day flights. Compared to LH's even the day kit is superior.
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Old Jan 28, 12, 9:26 pm
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They suck. Really sad that they can't afford a decent product.
Even bAAnkrupt can do better...
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Old Jan 28, 12, 11:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Shareholder View Post
Nothing wrong with these daytime kits. They're quite practical. Basically a pair of socks, ear plugs, eye shades and toothbrush/paste. What's more to have since it's not an overnight flight?

As noted, AC supplies a full kit on overnight flights, this modified one on day flights. Compared to LH's even the day kit is superior.
On YYZ-ZRH last week, they had the daytime kits at all the pods upon boarding. I inquired if this was a change, and the FA first said that was all they had. Just before takeoff she found the overnight kits and ran around the cabin distributing them to everyone. Not sure if they had loaded enough of the daytime kits for the return flight, as many of them had been opened by many outbound passengers at that point in time.
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Old Jan 29, 12, 5:22 am
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We haven't flown AC J for a year and dh brought home a blue kit yesterday from YOW-LHR. So that's new to me (the previous ones we had were the boxy, silver metalic ones.)

I'm wondering if it is such a recent change that the flight attendant in GJS's post didn't find the silver ones so assumed the daytime kits were all they had on board.

Haven't opened it up. Nor looked at the daytime one. Am looking forward to finding out what SAA will offer in J since that's my next flight.
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Old Jan 29, 12, 6:15 am
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Originally Posted by KathrynInCanada View Post
We haven't flown AC J for a year and dh brought home a blue kit yesterday from YOW-LHR. So that's new to me (the previous ones we had were the boxy, silver metalic ones.)

I'm wondering if it is such a recent change that the flight attendant in GJS's post didn't find the silver ones so assumed the daytime kits were all they had on board.

Haven't opened it up. Nor looked at the daytime one. Am looking forward to finding out what SAA will offer in J since that's my next flight.
The silver kits have been gone for a long time (and good riddance at that as the silver pouches looked terrible and tacky). What I do miss in the kits are the socketts. AC please bring those back.
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Old Jan 29, 12, 6:16 am
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Don't look forward to these anymore, bring my own stuff.
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Old Jan 29, 12, 6:19 am
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Originally Posted by becreative View Post
(and good riddance at that as the silver pouches looked terrible and tacky)
+1

I think even the newer amenity kits are pretty wasteful, but the old ones with the cheapo silver bag were awful. All I ever want from the kit is the toothpaste and the ear plugs, the rest of it I am sure gets put in the trash as I have no use for it.
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Old Jan 29, 12, 10:26 am
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Originally Posted by becreative View Post
The silver kits have been gone for a long time (and good riddance at that as the silver pouches looked terrible and tacky). What I do miss in the kits are the socketts. AC please bring those back.
+1
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Old Jan 29, 12, 6:27 pm
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Originally Posted by becreative View Post
The silver kits have been gone for a long time (and good riddance at that as the silver pouches looked terrible and tacky). What I do miss in the kits are the socketts. AC please bring those back.
lol I think there was someone around here a while back who boasted they found the silver pouch quite classy to use even as a camera case or a clutch!

What's a sockett?
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