13 September 2009

Airlines Gallery VI: First Class Comfort Packs

When flying first class or over long distances, many airlines offer to passengers thoughtful comfort packs containing personal items intended make these time-consuming flights a little less stressful. The following images depict some comfort packs distributed to first class passengers or those on long-distance flights. Note that certain items, like sleep masks and toothbrushes, are common to all airlines, while other items are unique.

Above: The contents of a comfort pack distributed from the now-defunct Canadian Airlines International, circa 2000. From left to right, the pack contains nylon slippers, a sleep mask, a travel toothbrush and tube of toothpaste, and one-size-fits-all socks for those who like to take their shoes off on long flights.
Above: A comfort pack from Australia's Qantas Airlines, containing a lanyard for hanging the pouch around one' neck, the pouch in which the items are stored, a sleep mask, a travel toothbrush and toothpaste, and a pair of socks. This pack was obtained from a donor who made a Sydney-Los Angeles flight c. mid-2000s.
Above: An economy-class (aka Pacific Voyager class) comfort pack from Fiji's Air Pacific Airlines. This pack, obtained from a Sydney-Los Angeles flight in the mid-2000s, consists of the carrying pouch, a sleep mask, a travel-sized tube of Pepsodent toothpaste (toothbrush not shown), and a pair of onboard socks.

Above: The contents of an Air Canada First Class comfort pack, from a flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. Courtesy of MoMI donor KF. 
Above: The exterior of a metal, flip-top comfort pack from Qatar Airways, obtained on a flight to Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2014. Courtesy of MoMI donor BR.
Above: The contents of the Qatar Airways comfort pack depicted above. Inside the metal tin is a pair of grey socks for use aboard the aircraft, a branded sleep mask, single-use earplugs, and a cello-wrapped toothbrush and tiny tube of toothpaste.

Above: A fabric bag in which various Club World comfort items are given to passengers aboard British Airways flights.  This comfort pack was obtained during a trans-Atlantic flight (BA99) from London Heathrow to Toronto on 5 May 2016.  (Courtesy of MOMI donor ES and DS) 

Below: The front and reverse sides of a card advertising Elemis cosmetics, included in the Club World comfort pack.

Above: Some of the contents of the British Airways Club World comfort pack. Seen here is a toothbrush and toothpaste; a pen; earplugs; and small tubes of Elemis cosmetics, including skin-nourishing hand and body lotion, minty moisture lip balm, and pro-collagen marine cream ultra rich hand cream.

Above: Socks and an eye mask included in the British Airways Club World comfort pack.

Below: Luxury chocolates provided to British Airways Club World passengers. The two-pack comprises a '70% dark chocolate filled with molten caramel and zingy lemon oil and a smooth hazelnut praline sealed in indulgent 65% Supermilk chocolate'. 

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