Qantas: new business class amenity kits by Kate Spade

Qantas: new business class amenity kits by Kate Spade

Qantas is revamping its business class amenity kits inside and out, with new Kate Spade and Jack Spade bags plus Aurora Spa skincare products.

The new kits will debut from November 1 on Qantas' flagship Airbus A380 flights between Australia and London, Dubai, Los Angeles and Dallas/Fort Worth "and will roll out progressively to all other international services", the airline says.

The Kate Spade kit for ladies features a bold new geometric print...

... while the Jack Spade kit for men is dressed with a bright red stripe.

The current Malin+Goetz skincare products will make way for ASPAR products from Australia's own Aurora Spa, which is now also used in the day spas of the Qantas First Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne.

Read: Qantas First Lounge spa – new treatments, more preflight pampering

Aurora Spa's ASPAR line also features in the bathrooms of all Qantas International and Domestic Business Lounges in Australia as well as Qantas Lounges in Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Singapore.

The amenity kits include a 'Qantas exclusive' ASPAR Sweet Orange & Shea Hand Cream, Vanilla & Orange Lip Moisturiser and an Ultra Hydrating Face Moisturiser.

“The new amenity kits and Aurora Spa products will add an extra touch of luxury and style to the inflight experience” said Kylie Morris, Head of Customer Experience for Qantas International.

“Customers love the design and functionality of the Kate Spade and Jack Spade kits - in fact many tell us they use the kits long after their flight as make-up bags or to store their phones and chargers.”

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David Flynn
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.
 

19 comments

  • Sim1

    Sim1

    28 Oct, 2014 04:01 pm

    Not sure why Qantas insist on still making it look like an up market pencil case.

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  • planemad

    planemad

    28 Oct, 2014 05:01 pm

    Yea, I suppose it does look like a pencil case...

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  • eminere

    eminere

    28 Oct, 2014 07:13 pm

    They don't look particularly high-end or stylish.

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  • Globetrotter

    Globetrotter

    28 Oct, 2014 05:00 pm

    I won't use these down-graded products. Bring back creditable brands that we're likely to buy during our global travels. 

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  • radiC00l

    radiC00l

    28 Oct, 2014 06:45 pm

    I suspect you haven't even used their products? The brand is in fact a credible brand, and has been developed after the operation of their spa in Melbourne at the Prince Hotel and more recently at Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast. I believe the spa won Best Luxury Day Spa for Australia this year. 

    I like the fact that Qantas have picked a less known brand to most people. Brands like Aesop are oversaturated and have lost some of their appeal. The fact that Aurora Spa is an Australian small business is an added bonus

    Also, I personally don't like Malin+Goetz range of products. I think that was an odd choice at the time. 

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  • gippsflyer

    gippsflyer

    29 Oct, 2014 10:47 am

    You don't like a brand because it is popular? Doesn't seem like a rational ground to reject (unless you are a hipster, I guess) - Payot is popular for good reason and I loved it when Qantas had these products in their amenity kits. It's about the only time I liked the Qantas kits (the first kit even came in an excellent fold bag). But I agree with you about the Malin+Goetz products - they weren't very nice.

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  • AJW

    AJW

    29 Oct, 2014 11:04 am

     That is not what the poster said.

    They said they like Qantas choosing less known brands (Full stop)

    They beleive that Aesop is oversaturated and lost their appeal (Full stop)

    They personally don't like Malin+Goetz. (Full stop)

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  • gippsflyer

    gippsflyer

    29 Oct, 2014 11:29 am

    Over-saturated in the context used is a crack about said product being ubiquitous - which given these companies are commercial entities that create product to satisfy demand, mean they are popular. Or are you really trying to mask that Aesop are a leading popular brand?

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  • AJW

    AJW

    29 Oct, 2014 01:22 pm

    I didn't say Aesop was a popular brand, I didn't say they were unpopular either.

    All I said is you took three totally seperate statements made by radiC00l then twisted that into the conculsion they don't like a particular brand because it is popular. No such thing was said.

    For what it is worth I think most airline amentiy kits are a waste of time Qantas incuded.

    Of Qantas' kits the best one I found was the Payot first class that I first got circa Jan 2011 on a trip LHR-BKK-SYD, which incidently they were still using as business class kits on some routes when I last flew Qantas J about a month back. Though the return was the silly pencil case thing. Good for storage of coins etc at home though, not much else.

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  • Chris Chamberlin

    ChrisCh

    29 Oct, 2014 01:34 pm

    Users are asked to comment on the topic at hand, rather than the person making the comment.

    A few posts have been edited to remove (albeit minor) personal comments towards other users, their spelling and grammar and the use of their free time.

    Off-topic posts below this message have been deleted.

    Cheers,

    -Chris

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  • turbojezz

    turbojezz

    28 Oct, 2014 05:26 pm

    they look amazing! love!

    i wonder is F will get a 'refresh' soon?

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  • turbojezz

    turbojezz

    28 Oct, 2014 10:03 pm

    its also (as mentioned) more great consistency across the brand...

    from the F lounge to the j Domestic lounges...

    now to the amenity kits!

    PS ive been to the Aurora Span in Melbourne at the Prince and its awesome!

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  • Kate333

    Kate333

    29 Oct, 2014 03:34 pm

    Goodness me. It's an amenities kit. I can't believe the way some people carry on about this that in the scheme of things is not that important.  But that said. The pack looks nice & Kate Spade is a nice brand. 

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  • Sim1

    Sim1

    30 Oct, 2014 12:22 pm

    When you fly other airlines in business and you get something upmarket and fly Qantas and get a pencil case it kinda doesnt do well for the image. We are more looking at Qantas products they have to stay ahead of the game :)

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  • watson374

    watson374

    31 Oct, 2014 01:21 pm

    Yeah, but I'm about to fly QF J this November and I could really do with a pencil case.

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  • Sim1

    Sim1

    5 Nov, 2014 01:24 pm

    Sounds like you will be over the moon then :P

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  • Greg

    biba

    31 Oct, 2014 08:25 pm

    Really?

    Fly AY business and you get a pair of socks in a brown paper bag.

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  • therealqueen

    therealqueen
    Banned

    31 Oct, 2014 09:14 am

    Cheap and nasty!

    Welcome to qantas.

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  • Flying Fish

    AWA2602

    2 Nov, 2014 10:51 am

    Just had a massage and facial at the Spa in the First Lounge at SYD using the Aspar products and am genuinely delighted with the quality, so am looking forward to topping up with the samples in the amenity kit.  Great to see Qantas supporting an Aussie brand that makes good quality products. As for the pouch/pencil case, I actually really like these, they're a handy size for sorting out and carrying bits and pieces like travel power adapters, basic first aid items and medications plus other detritus including pens and pencils!

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