The world's best airline amenity bags...

By David Flynn, April 15 2014
The world's best airline amenity bags...

Amenity bags are a favourite souvenir of travellers the world over.

Whether they were handed to you in business or first class, or scooped up from one of those cabins as you made your way off the plane from your economy seat, these bags can serve as a compact toiletries kit or a 'gadget bag' to stow your smartphone cable, USB memory keys and other digital doodads.

And of course, there's an annual awards ceremony to recognise the most stylish amenity bags.

The Airline Amenity Bag Awards doesn't judge the contents of these bags, however – just the bags themselves.

But when the bags carry luxe brand names such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Bvlgari and Loewe, who wouldn't want to pocket one even if it was empty?

Here are some of the amenity bag champions from this year's Airline Amenity Bag Awards.

Best Female First Class Bag: Singapore Airlines


Best Male First Class Bag: Oman Airlines


Best Unisex First Class Bag: Garuda Indonesia


Best Unisex Business Class Bag (Asia-Oceania): Garuda Indonesia


Best Female Business Class Bag (Middle East): Emirates

Best Male Business Class Bag (Middle East): Emirates


Best Female Business Class Bag (Europe-Africa): Alitalia


Best Male Business Class Bag (Europe-Africa): Alitalia


Best Unisex Business Class Bag (Europe-Africa): Aeroflot

A special nod for the best 'ethically sustainable' bag went to Etihad Airways for its recently-launched range created with Sougha, a social enterprise initiative which aims to preserve Emirati traditions and promote local artisans.

See: Etihad's new 'limited edition' amenity kits

For more finalists, visit the Airline Amenity Bag Awards website.

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

05 Apr 2012

Total posts 57

No Rimowa ?  ... PJs are the next rating one to see !! lol

25 Sep 2013

Total posts 1242

I am amazed none of the Rimowa kits made it on the list. 

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

25 Jul 2013

Total posts 66

Florence Broadhurst for Qantas.

Seriously, those bags are well sized, beautiful and extremely useful beyond the life of a single flight. Better than anything you can buy from Country Road, Jack Spade, Muji...


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 May 2011

Total posts 732

I rate the TG F Tumi bag very highly as well, great sturdy pouch, from judging at the pic I would say it beats the WY offering.

24 Aug 2011

Total posts 1198

I understand Bob Carr has been enlisted as the judge for inflight pyjamas.

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