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Delta Using Less Plastic in New Amenity Kits, Promises Better Headsets Soon

June 04, 2019
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Delta Using Less Plastic in New Amenity Kits, Promises Better Headsets Soon
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Starting in mid-June, Delta passengers will see new amenity kits in Delta One, Premium Select, Comfort+ and Main Cabin. While the airline is sticking with Tumi — its amenity kit partner since 2013 — it's introducing Le Labo on the fragrance side.

In speaking with TPG, Delta confirmed that the new kits will be phased in gradually around the globe, with customers flying out of New York–JFK on international and domestic transcontinental flights being the first to see them. There are no changes being made to the existing Westin Heavenly inflight bedding.

Malin+Goetz, which has been a staple in Delta's amenity kits and Sky Club lounges, is taking a back seat. That company's lip balm will still be included in Premium Select amenity kits, but Le Labo will be found in Delta One kits as well as over 50 Sky Club locations later this year as part of Delta's new partnership.

Delta's new kits, pictured throughout this article, use a lot less plastic, too. By removing plastic bags from the Tumi kits, Delta aims to divert 30,951 pounds of plastic from landfills in one year — roughly the weight of a CRJ-200 regional jet. Frequent Delta flyers will recognize that current kits have plastic wraps around the lotion and lip balm.

We're expecting to put our hands on the new kits soon, though we can already say that we'll miss the monogrammable 19 Degree hardshell kits from Tumi, first introduced in 2017. The new kits look snazzy enough, but appear to be smaller.

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Additionally, Delta’s new Main Cabin and Delta Comfort+ kits have been updated to include packaging sourced from customer photos, featuring real snapshots from around the globe curated through #SkyMilesLife. (For tips on leveraging social media to enhance your travels, be sure to listen to our Miles Away podcast!)

If you've read our Delta One reviews of late, you'll know that we're not huge fans of the existing LSTN headphones. Meanwhile, rival American Airlines is treating its business class customers to Bang & Olufsen headsets. Delta isn't divulging too many details, but the company is promising "refreshed earbuds and headsets" soon.

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