While my overall flight on Delta from Los Angeles to New York was average at best, I want to commend Delta for offering passengers a very practical and useful amenity kit.
Although I have a huge collection of amenity kits at home (much to my wife’s consternation), I generally view them as unnecessary niceties rather than as indispensable. I have so many amenity kits I don’t have to buy toothbrushes, toothpaste, or even La Prairie skin creme (thanks Lufthansa!).
But I don’t wear earplugs or eyeshades and the socks are usually too thin to be useful.
Delta has been partnering with TUMI for years for its amenity kits and I was very pleasantly surprised by the contents of the kit on my flight earlier this month.
The kit included:
- Crest whitening toothpaste
- Bombas socks (two pairs)
- Le Labo skin creme and lip balm
- Hand sanitizer
Every single items was extremely practical. My lips were chapped and the lip balm came in very handy. I liked the toothpaste much better than the usual tiny tubes of Colgate. The mouthwash and hand sanitizer were useful. But most of all I appreciated the socks.
Socks get easily lost at my house and I go through so many pairs each year because one of them inevitably gets lost (or “misplaced” by my three-year-old son). But airline socks are generally intended to be single-use only. They are thin and of poor quality. Not these, however. I appreciated that it was like a gift…a nice pair of socks.
I’m impressed that Delta offers a full amenity kit on a domestic flight. In fact, it’s better than most airlines offer on international flights. The only airline that offers a more useful kit is Emirates. American offers a cheap Cole Hahn amenity kit on its premium transcon flights and United offers a similarly cheap Sunday Riley kit.
So well done Delta on your TUMI amenity kits!