After paying the premium price tag for a premium class in the premium airline with the premium service, it is pretty normal to expect something “memorable” in return. As I couldn’t afford to swipe my credit card over the first class seat in Cathay Pacific, reading the article by David Flynn wouldn’t kill at all. But I beg to be different, dream about it and make it happen! Someday…..Someday….!
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.
Flying at the pointy end with Cathay Pacific? You’ll be even more spoilt this month as the Hong Kong flag carrier rolls out its new First Class amenity kits.
Well, new-ish. The changes are more about the bags than what is inside them.
The men’s travel kit still contains Acca Kappa moisturiser, facial mist and lip balm along with a rather nice wooden comb plus the mandatory toothbrush & toothpaste, mouthwash and earplugs (and a shoehorn for getting your flight-swollen feet back into your shoes).
It’s just that all this is now bundled up in a longer and larger black Zegna pouch that’ll be more useful post-trip for stowing, well, anything other than a handful of toiletries.
The ladies’ kit gets more of a make-over with a new pouch from Italian fashion house Trussardi and Hong Kong designer Michael Young, which comes in two colours: cream for Hong Kong departures and dark beige for inbound flights.
Inside you’ll still find the same Aēsop skincare products (they’re an Aussie brand, for what it’s worth): a mandarin facial hydrating cream, rosehip seed lip moisturiser, bitter orange astringent toner and aromatique hand balm. Also on hand: a hairbrush, dental set, mouthwash, cotton pads and earplugs.