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New First - time for change to unisex amenity kits

Old Mar 31, 19, 4:04 am
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New First - time for change to unisex amenity kits

Been thinking of this for some time now, and perhaps alongside the relatively new changes to J and now to F, that surely it's time that BA introduced unisex amenity bags/pjs?
Also, it's IMO that it would be good to be offered the choice of either male or female amenity kits - yes, one could ask for a change, however, it could be proactively offered. I don't know if there are other airlines that do offer the above, it would be interesting to find out. In this day and age I would have thought it would be an obvious change to make.
I'd be interested to find out what others think.

PS - I have tried to edit the title to include amenity bag - unable to do so, apologies!
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Old Mar 31, 19, 4:22 am
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I’d welcome a choice, my husband never uses the contents of his kit but I do use mine so it would be great if hubby could get a female amenity kit. In practice I can’t see this ever working, how would you plan stock if you offered a choice?
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Old Mar 31, 19, 4:34 am
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Good point, I guess it could be part of "manage my booking" process. I guess they could do trial/surveys initially. They offer meal choices, so it should not be a problem.
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Old Mar 31, 19, 5:00 am
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Originally Posted by SaraJH View Post
Id welcome a choice, my husband never uses the contents of his kit but I do use mine so it would be great if hubby could get a female amenity kit. In practice I cant see this ever working, how would you plan stock if you offered a choice?

well its like asking 'how do you plan stock on champagne' and as we know BA always gets it wrong.

PJs i can understand how they may run out of a size as they cant carry 14x each size! but for kits, its not hard to stock enough of each as its not like it goes off or bad so can always be used for future flights.
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Old Mar 31, 19, 5:00 am
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Originally Posted by SaraJH View Post
Id welcome a choice, my husband never uses the contents of his kit but I do use mine so it would be great if hubby could get a female amenity kit. In practice I cant see this ever working, how would you plan stock if you offered a choice?
He just needs to ask - I have asked for the female kit on several occasions; many cabin crew just assume there is a certain product you want from it and don't even blink at the request!
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Old Mar 31, 19, 5:05 am
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Originally Posted by offtothehills View Post
Good point, I guess it could be part of "manage my booking" process. I guess they could do trial/surveys initially. They offer meal choices, so it should not be a problem.
Good point, if the IT worked then I could see this as a benefit but of course it would cost in both implementing and managing so I’m not convinced that would get past the bean counters!

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Old Mar 31, 19, 7:33 am
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I'm confused. You're suggesting BA move to unisex amenity kits and pjs but then want to be offered a choice of male or female kits
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Old Mar 31, 19, 7:56 am
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Just ask- you will be given whichever you want.

More premium passengers are male than female and so I suggest that any unisex bag would be very male dominated.
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Old Mar 31, 19, 8:03 am
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If you would like the ladies version I would ask on inbound flight to the UK as it’s the ladies bags that we sometimes run out of and never the mens.
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What is the difference in the contents between mens and womens kits?
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Old Mar 31, 19, 10:10 am
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Old Mar 31, 19, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by SaraJH View Post
I’d welcome a choice, my husband never uses the contents of his kit but I do use mine so it would be great if hubby could get a female amenity kit. In practice I can’t see this ever working, how would you plan stock if you offered a choice?
I often ask for men’s inbound to th UK. What I do is to accept the ladies’ iniially and not open it, and once everyone has been given theirs I ask if I could swap it for a man’s. Or I ask to be given a men’s after everyone else has had theirs. Only asking on the inbound to the UK ensures it is unlikely for anyone to end up being left short, which could happen down route as I am not sure if they are replenished downroute.

I have never had it declined, and it should not inconvenience anyone.
I would think the same should work the other way round.
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Old Mar 31, 19, 10:57 am
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A reminder that an increasing number of passengers in the future (and many now) will identify as neither male nor female.
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Old Mar 31, 19, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by hsmall View Post
A reminder that an increasing number of passengers in the future (and many now) will identify as neither male nor female.
Indeed - was going to make the same point, and that I'm surprised there aren't any unisex kits (of which I'm aware) offered yet.
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Old Mar 31, 19, 11:26 am
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Originally Posted by windowontheAside View Post
I'm confused. You're suggesting BA move to unisex amenity kits and pjs but then want to be offered a choice of male or female kits
I see where you are coming from, however, I am happy with my female ones and will ask for a male one instead if I want one, for whatever reason. It's not about me - it's about others who may wish the option.
My main point, which i should have perhaps made clearer, was/is that there are some people - gay, transgender etc, who may not wish to have their gender specific kit given to them and who may not feel confident enough to request them. Re the non gender specific kits - I just think it is appropriate in this day and age to have them included in that choice. I hope that this clarifies things.
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