Today is not only the start of the Qantas-Emirates alliance – it’s also the debut of new amenity kits for first class travellers, along with a revised ‘Rockpool-inspired’ menu for business class.
The first class kits feature luxe SK-II products, which Qantas claims as a world first for any airline.
Available in male and female editions, both kits include SK-II Facial Treatment Essence.
The ladies' kit, which comes in a red clutch purse-style bag, also contains SK-II Stempower Cream and Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser.
The bloke's bag packs SK-II Men Moisturiser Cleanser and Age Revitalise Moisturiser into a black twin-pocket kit.
And there’s another bit of pampering at the pointy end, with Qantas today offering a choice of champers in Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 2000 or Taittinger Comtes De Champagne Blanc De Blancs 2000.
When it’s time to bed down there’s also a new design for the first class pyjamas (which Qantas calls ‘sleeper suits’).
The new amenity kits, bubbly and PJs are all being offered from today on flights between Sydney and Melbourne and Dubai and London, and will later appear on other A380 routes to the US and Hong Kong.
Flying in business class? The inflight menu has been redesigned around a more ‘contemporary’ feel, Qantas says, “featuring Rockpool inspired small plates and main plates menu”.
This includes a series of tasting plates that we believe will find favour with many travellers who tend to enjoy a heartier meal at the Qantas lounge before their flight and then prefer to graze more lightly during the flight.
“The new meal service offers a flexible dining experience with a range of simple yet substantial dishes such as a big bowl of soup and a cheese plate or a couple of small plates in addition to the option of a three course meal.”
“The flexible dining options enables customers to maximise sleep with a range of dishes that can be ordered any time throughout the flight.”
Click here to download a copy of the business class menu for Qantas' Australia-USA flights during March 2013 [50kb PDF].
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