New American Airlines Amenity Kits In All Four Classes Of Service

American Airlines will be introducing new amenity kits and bedding when they roll out their new business class suite in 2024. However they have a new set of amenity kits that are beginning to be used now, too, as first revealed by airline watchdog JonNYC.

You’ll see both old and new amenity kits until they deplete current stock. The new bags are Shinola items, just like the new ones they introduced last year.

The first class Shinola pebble grain bags begin rolling out November 17 including

  • DS & Durga Rose Atlantic scented cleansing towel; Bombay scented face cream; Radio Bombay scented hand and body lotion; Rose Atlantic scented lip balm
  • Dental kit: toothbrush and Miradent toothpaste
  • Eye mask
  • Shinola socks
  • Earplugs
  • Paper roll pen
  • Shinola and DS & Durga discount codes (think of these kits as a merchant-funded offer)

These new bags, and their contents, don’t yet reflect American’s priorities of sustainability, diversity criteria in their suppliers, or local flavor. As JonNYC points out, so far they appear just to have a “foldable toothbrush sourced from eco-friendly wheat straw” which sounds like exactly what I want to put in my mouth.

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  1. They look nothing more than made in China cheap garbage to me. Very fitting to the airline they’re representing, that’s for sure.

  2. IME, about one month after introduction, you can fully expect, in international or transcon first, to receive either the PE or transcon J amenity kits, anyway.

    So, besides being a waste, differentiating the kits is pointless, because AA will absolutely screw up the delivery and provisioning of the kits regardless.

  3. @Bob — I agree with you. Whatever an airline spends on amenity kits, I’d prefer they spend on some other aspect of the Business Class experience. I can’t believe anyone even takes the bag after their first couple of biz class flights.

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