I recently published Amenity Kit Reviews for both the Turkish Airlines Business Class and Comfort Class (premium economy) offerings, and a couple of readers mentioned that economy passengers also receive kits.
From the Comfort Class review, reader PAB said:
I already knew that some airlines (none of them U.S. carriers, of course) provide coach passengers with limited amenities on international long-hauls, such as eyeshades and a toothbrush/toothpaste packet. But I wasn’t aware that Turkish went above and beyond by offering an actual kit.
After seeing my reviews and the comments about Turkish’s economy kit, Twitter friend Jamison who authors the Points Summary blog graciously donated one of his coach kits to my collection. It wouldn’t fare well under the critical scoring system I normally apply to amenity kits, so I’ve instead decided to simply post this overview.
Formia manufactured the cream-colored zipper bag that sports both the Turkish Airlines and Star Alliance logos. Inside the bag are the same single use socks, elastic band eyeshades and earplugs found in most amenity kits, as well as a plastic toothbrush with Forhans toothpaste and La Maxima lip balm.
Turkish Airlines wins big in my book for providing a substantial amenity kit for coach passengers, so I’ll give it an honorary, yet unofficial, “exceptional” rating.
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