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Business class amenity kits are being presented in boxes

Old Jan 15, 2024, 3:55 am
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Business class amenity kits are being presented in boxes

I just saw an Instagram post that shows that business class amenity kits appear to now be cardboard boxes

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I believe the route is LHR to LAX
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Old Jan 15, 2024, 4:04 am
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My understanding is that it's a trial, something about reuse, whether that's taking them and bringing them on another flight or not, I'm not sure.
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Old Jan 15, 2024, 4:17 am
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Originally Posted by S80
My understanding is that it's a trial, something about reuse, whether that's taking them and bringing them on another flight or not, I'm not sure.
*arches eyebrows*
So, a disposable cardboard box is supposed to be more reusable than the bags we've normally gotten? Does AA need drug testing at HQ?
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Old Jan 15, 2024, 5:58 am
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Yup, just showed up on my LHR LAX today (AA135). Meanwhile I have three other AA amenity kits with me that have found reuse holding camera parts and cables.
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Old Jan 15, 2024, 6:56 am
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Found the same just now on my LHR to CLT flight.

I concede I have amenity kit bags sitting in storage, but I think the change would be easier to accept if the contents were upgraded.
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Old Jan 15, 2024, 7:26 am
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I've got 15-20 of these bags, AA and other, that I use in a myriad of applications, including storing the attachments for a high reach extendable light bulb changing thingamajig . Good for cables and electronics too. And my kids use them for makeup. I would be sad to see them go.
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Old Jan 15, 2024, 8:09 am
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Shinola probably hit AA with a 2024 PI and AA said see ya and here is the result.
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Old Jan 15, 2024, 8:13 am
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I always love cost cutting initiatives masquerading as some "eco friendly" move.
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Old Jan 15, 2024, 8:30 am
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Qatar has done the same thing.
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Old Jan 15, 2024, 8:32 am
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Originally Posted by Antarius
Qatar has done the same thing.
Are they also pitching cardboard box amenity kits as "eco-friendly?"
Edit: the QR amenity kit boxes look much nicer than the AA ones, I'll give them that. I wouldn't be upset if AA moved over to boxes so much if they were made of higher quality, but of course, US- I mean AA and cost cutting are best friends.
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Old Jan 15, 2024, 8:36 am
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Originally Posted by GrayAnderson
*arches eyebrows*
So, a disposable cardboard box is supposed to be more reusable than the bags we've normally gotten? Does AA need drug testing at HQ?
A cardboard box that gets recycled (to be reborn as a new cardboard box) is more reusable than a cheap plastic cosmetics bag that will inevitably wind up in a draw filled with its brethren, ignored for 10 years, and then finally pitched.
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Old Jan 15, 2024, 9:06 am
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Originally Posted by moondog
A cardboard box that gets recycled (to be reborn as a new cardboard box) is more reusable than a cheap plastic cosmetics bag that will inevitably wind up in a draw filled with its brethren, ignored for 10 years, and then finally pitched.
What cardboard box can match this? I'm pretty sure this bag (and the many others that my spouse uses) are older than 10 years, and still provide useful service. YMMV, of course.

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Old Jan 15, 2024, 9:12 am
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Originally Posted by donotblink

The red writing looks like it was added to the social media post and isn't actually on the box.
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Old Jan 15, 2024, 9:14 am
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Arent these generally subsidized by brand partnerships? II guess no brand wants to partner with AA anymore…

The shinola ones were pretty bad though. I don’t think anything is missed except the perception of product quality (which AA seems to struggle with)
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Old Jan 15, 2024, 9:16 am
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Originally Posted by halls120
What cardboard box can match this? I'm pretty sure this bag (and the many others that my spouse uses) are older than 10 years, and still provide useful service. YMMV, of course.
Probably the most reused amenity kit bags I’ve ever received were ones I got on BA back in 2015 that were meant to be repurposed as shoe bags… which I’ve been using them as since. (In fact, I am traveling right now and have my extra pair of shoes in one of them.)

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