United Airlines offers a mini hardshell suitcase amenity kit branded by Away on its Polaris longhaul flights. Let’s take a closer look.
United Airlines Away Amenity Kit – Review
Amenity kits strike me as relics of the past, sort of like passports and passport stamps. I love them…I have thousands sitting in my garage gathering dust to prove it…but I travel with my own toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, ear plugs (I don’t like eye shades), and skincare products.
But I think amenity kits represent a wonderful way for airlines to distinguish their brand, which is one reason I love the Rimowa-branded amenity kits featured on Lufthansa, Thai, and EVA.
ANA used to have Rimowa-branded mini hardshell suitcase amenity kits, but switched to Samsonite and then to Globe-Trotter. Both are still mini suitcases.
United now offers its own version of a mini hardshell suitcase with an Away-branded amenity kit. You’ll find these amenity kits in Polaris business class on all longhaul flights.
- toothbrush + toothpaste
- skin products by Sunday Riley
- facial cleansing cloth
- face cream
- hand cream
- lip balm
They all fit into the hardshell case and there’s still room for your own toiletry items.
I find this a cool case, but just use a more durable bag for my toiletries when I travel, since it takes up less space. I’m sending my kit to Kyle, but I must admit my two dozen Rimowa amenity kits sit on display in my office rather than being used for any practical purpose.
The United Airlines Away Amenity Kit is a cool hardshell mini suitcase. While the contents inside may not be unique, it’s a fun reminder of flying United Airlines and more aspirational than a boring drawstring pouch or cheap vinyl bag.