Goodbye, Tumi amenity kits in Delta One. Hello, new ones from Someone Somewhere.
The airline announced yesterday new “premium and more sustainable” kits from Mexican company Someone Somewhere will debut next month. The Delta One amenity kits (see the above image) were designed and created by artisans employing “the delicate, coordinated mechanics of the chicotillo loom.”
The kits will also feature “sustainable products such as a Someone Somewhere eye mask, Humble Co. bamboo toothbrush and toothpaste, and Grown Alchemist lip balm and lotion.”
Here’s something interesting: Delta simply eliminating single-use plastic items like zippers and packaging will help reduce the company’s annual plastic use by up to 90,000 pounds. (So don’t put anything valuable in them and risk having it fall out.)
Plus, each bag bears the name of the person who created it and a QR code you can scan to “meet” them. You can drop that person a note, if you feel so inclined.
Personally, I prefer the sleeker Tumi bags.
But I don’t know that I’ll miss the rather bulky Tumi hard-shell kits.
Although, they were good for storing breakable items — such as the Biscoff cookies I hoarded for my daughter. (She loves those as her “Daddy-Came-Home!” gift, what can I tell you?)
Delta also noted it introduced new Delta One bedding made from recycled bottles. And a move to bamboo dining wine.
And I can’t wait to read the comments on this one.
Delta will serve wine in a can.
“The wine’s aluminum packaging reduces annual plastic use by up to 250,000 pounds,” Delta says.
Great, I guess. But the glass and plastic bottles the current wines come in can’t be recycled?
And here’s the kicker: as Gary Leff points out, Delta is presenting the wine IN PLASTIC CUPS.
I commend Delta on its efforts to become more ecologically sound. I really do. Do we really need amenity kits? Of course not. Their new design doesn’t seem very aesthetically compatible with the Delta One cabins. But I guess I’ll have to see them in person to truly give them a fair shake.
Do we really need wine? Of course we do! 🙂 I’ve heard a couple of good things about wine in a can. (Literally, a couple. As in “two.”) Maybe this wine will be decent. But I’m not holding my breath.
What do you think of these changes?
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