Review: JAL’s Brand New First Class Amenity Kit

The image shows a Japan Airlines amenity kit. The kit includes a red case, a brochure with a picture of a man, a tube of hand and body cream, a small spray bottle, a lip balm, a packet of ear plugs, a moisture mask, an eye mask, a comb, and a packet of tissues. The items are arranged on a wooden surface.

This past April 1st I experienced Japan Airlines First Class on their 777-300ER for the approximately 11-hour flight from Tokyo (NRT) to Chicago (ORD).

It was a great flight and I have previously posted my full review, but wanted dive into a bit more detail in regards to the amenity kit and pajamas, considering Japan Airlines just made a change in the offering!

On March 28th, Japan Airlines began providing new amenity kits for its International First Class passengers.

The image shows a collection of travel amenities arranged on a white surface. There are two hard-shell cases, one gray and one red. The items include a gray sleep mask, a pair of orange earplugs, a toothbrush with a cover, a small tube of toothpaste, a comb, a packet of tissues, a pair of socks, and several small bottles and containers likely containing toiletries such as lotion, shampoo, and conditioner.
Image courtesy of JAL press release

The new amenity kits were constructed in collaboration with PORSCHE DESIGN, a “German premium lifestyle brand.” Two different colors of amenity kit cases were introduced and passengers will receive either a red (flights from Japan) or a gray kit (flights to Japan) based on the origin of their flight.

The amenity kits weren’t the only change… JAL also introduced new limited time (3 months) inflight pajamas (they call it “relaxing wear”) which were also designed in collaboration with Porsche Design.

Breaking Down the New Kit!

 The image shows a red amenity kit from Japan Airlines (JAL). The kit is wrapped in clear plastic packaging and has a white label on top with the JAL logo and the text "JAPAN AIRLINES" printed on it. The kit is placed on a wooden surface. The image shows a collection of travel amenities displayed on a table. The items include a red zippered case, a small booklet, a pen, ear plugs, a pack of tissues, a moisture mask, a comb, and a pair of socks. The items are branded with the logo of an airline, suggesting that this is an airline amenity kit.

What has changed?

The Container: The new amenity container is not a bag but rather a soft plastic shell container – in either red or gray, depending on the direction of your travel. The container has pockets lining the interior, stuffed to the brim with goodies!

The image shows a collection of travel amenities laid out on a table. The items include a red travel case, a sleep mask, ear plugs, a moisture mask, a small hairbrush, a pack of tissues, and several small bottles of personal care products. There is also a card with text and a brochure featuring a person.

The previous version of the JAL First amenity kit featured a Spanish luxury branded Loewe bag. People seemed to really like this bag based on the functionality with all the pockets inside and a top flap that could transform it into a hanging toiletry bag.

The container is probably the biggest change. I think of it as a visual upgrade, but a functional downgrade.

Contents within:

The previous version of the kit featured Loewe branded lip moisturizer. The new kit features Porsche Design travel facial mist, hand and body cream, and lip balm.

The image shows a collection of travel amenities displayed on a table. The items include a red zippered case, a small booklet, a pen, ear plugs, a pack of tissues, a moisture mask, a comb, and a pair of socks. The items are branded with the logo of an airline, suggesting that this is an airline amenity kit. The image shows a red travel case with a small transparent window on the front. In front of the case, there are three travel-sized personal care products: a tube labeled "Travel Lip Balm," a tube labeled "Travel Hand & Body Cream," and a small spray bottle labeled "Travel Hand Sanitizer." There is also a brochure or card featuring a man in a suit, likely advertising the products. The items are placed on a wooden surface.

I know Porsche makes some pretty slick cars, but I am relatively unfamiliar with their line of lip balm, but it seemed to get the job done!

The Relaxing Wear/Pajamas:

I am not a pajama guy, but I always try them on just for kicks when flying First Class! The new PJs are Porsche Design inspired and fit awkwardly.

A black package with the Japan Airlines (JAL) logo and text is placed on a brown leather seat with a beige cushion in the background. The package is wrapped in clear plastic and has "JAPAN AIRLINES" and "POUSSE SERVICE" written on it. The image shows a black bag with the text "Porsche Design" written in white at the bottom center. The bag has two black handles at the top and is placed on a brown leather surface.

The image shows a black Porsche Design jacket laid out on a surface. The jacket has a zipper and a high collar, with the Porsche Design logo visible on the left side. The background appears to be a light-colored fabric. A man is sitting comfortably in a luxurious airplane seat. He is wearing a dark jacket, black pants, and a baseball cap with the letters "TB" on it. He is smiling and appears relaxed, with one leg crossed and his hand resting on the armrest. The seat is spacious and has a leather finish.

It seems these may only stick around for a short 3 months, so if you are a big fan of the oldies they will probably make a return here pretty soon.

What hasn’t changed?

The Basics: Dental kit (toothbrush, toothpaste and mouthwash), fold-out brush/comb, package of tissues, ear plugs, eye mask, moisture mask. Gotta have ’em, and this new kit does!

The image shows a collection of items laid out on a wooden surface. At the top left, there is an open black and red carrying case with a booklet inside. Below the case, there are several plastic bags containing various items, including a moisture mask, ear plugs, and other accessories. There is also a small white box labeled "Relax" and a black cylindrical container. The items appear to be part of a travel or comfort kit.

Gender Specific Products:

In addition to the Porsche Design kit and contents, JAL still provides gender-specific Shiseido products.

For men – Shiseido cleansing face wash, hydrating toner and total revitalizer face cream.

The image shows a white and gray box of Shiseido Men Skincare Essentials Kit placed on a wooden surface. The box has the Shiseido Men logo on the left side and lists the contents of the kit, which include cleansing foam, moisturizing emulsion, and total revitalizer eye cream. There is also a red object partially visible on the right side of the image. The image shows an open white box containing three skincare products. The products include a small jar with a gray lid, a white tube, and a clear bottle with a gray cap. The box is placed on a wooden surface.

The image shows a set of Shiseido Men skincare products arranged on a wooden surface. The set includes a clear bottle with a gray cap, a white tube, a small gray jar, and a folded instruction leaflet. The packaging is sleek and minimalist, with the brand name "Shiseido Men" visible on the products and the leaflet.

For women – Clé de Peau Beauté face lotion and revitalizing mask (I think? Honestly, I have no idea what this stuff is and all of the text was in Japanese… but it looks fancy af, right!?)

The image shows a square, light-colored box with the brand name "Clé de Peau Beauté" printed on it. The box has a subtle, elegant pattern in the background and some text in Japanese below the brand name. The box is placed on a wooden surface.

The image shows an open box containing two small, hexagonal-shaped bottles labeled "1 Lotion" and "2 Emulsion." The bottles are placed on the left side of the box. On the right side, there is a white rectangular item, possibly a cloth or a pad, with a logo on it. The background of the box is black, and there is some text in Japanese above the items. The image shows a packet of Clé de Peau Beauté face mask labeled "3 masque facial" placed on top of a black and white box. The packet is a light, reflective material, and the box underneath appears to be a product packaging, possibly for the same brand. The items are on a wooden surface.


Final Thought

JAL has a new amenity kit. I like it. I think it has all the things you need in an amenity kit and more. However, I think the previous kit that included a luxury branded Loewe bag was better. It was versatile with the hanging option and was something that I would have used both in the air and on the ground.

The Porsche Design container looks neat, but I have a feeling it will find a nice place to rest in my cabinet… and then never see the light of day again! Or at least until I run out of lip balm!

What are your thougts on the amenity kit change? Upgrade or downgrade?

For more on my full trip, be sure to check out some or all of the below!


Happy Travels!


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  1. after much searching I was able to find English instructions . this is an excellent product. I am always happy to receive this when I fly F JAL. I don’t know why they don’t including English instructions in the kit. I often see American females in F.

    – Lotion
    – Essence
    – Cotton Mask
    How to use: Use in place of your usual skin care treatments after cleansing skin. Separate the lotion and essence foil pouches before use. Empty the contents of the Step 1 Lotion pouch onto a cotton pad and gently wipe over your face. Wipe two or three times for best results. Then, empty half the contents of the Step 2 Essence pouch into your palm and smooth over your face and neck while lightly massaging with your fingertips. Place any remaining essence into your palm and smooth over areas of concern, such as around your eyes, cheeks and mouth. Complete absorption of the essence is not necessary before proceeding to the next step. Remove the two mask sheets from the packet and unfold (the packet contains a lower and upper mask). Peel off the backing then place the mask on your face.
    Remove after 10 minutes.

  2. Would appreciate Details or a better photo of the new sleep suit. Flying F JAL next week NY-TYO. I didn’t like the high neck on the beige style but I did like the fabric and the fit. I keep these and use them lounging around the house. Have several from prior years that were heavier fabric and included a nice cardigan, some with wide sleeves great to keep cool in the Summer.

    I assume new one is 100% cotton, organic cotton?

    What is the style (just 2 pieces or cardigan included?) and why did you seem not to enjoy them?

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