The new "tin" BF amenity kits

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  1. TravelerRob
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    Surprised this hasn't been posted yet. Just flew SFO-PEK and received the "tin" amenity kit in BF. I actually wound up with two because they cancelled the first flight after we boarded and that kit was already in my carry-on bag.

    I got the FRA tin on the first 744 (cxld, mx) and then the LHR tin on the second 744 (almost cxld due to mx). On boarding the first flight I did see a SYD tin as well.

    Anyone else notice these? The contents are exactly the same - although much harder to fit in the tin. I haven't gone through a security checkpoint with these in there so we'll see if they cause any problems. Personally I prefer the mesh bags because they are flexible and more easy to travel with but I also like the idea of collecting the tins.

    Maybe we can use this thread to track which tins are available?

    FRA (3/29/15 SFO-PEK)
    LHR (3/29/15 SFO-PEK)

    -Rob
     
  2. Mackieman
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    Pretty sure these were available at the beginning of Q1. Mrs. Mackie and I got them (as did others) on a trip in mid-January. We also raffled off a couple of full sets to raise money for United We Care during the Austin Mega DO.
     
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    I could be wrong but I think United is introducing the new PGA Tour Amenity Kits in April.
     
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    I flew UA BF in Feb and didn't get these kits so they are new to me. Nor did I see anyone post about them.

    -Rob
     
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    Officially only catered ex-USA and even then delivery has been spotty (I didn't get one either).
     
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    I didn't get these on all of my BF flights from January to March but they were catered on some return flights ex-UK and ex-Tokyo as well.
     
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    I've received these on all my F and C flights overseas since January on outbound flights from the US. On the F flight to FRA also received the standard F amenity kit. On return flights it's only been the regular C kits. Trying to figure out why HNL is included in this round and not last year's set of American cities.
     
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    I didn't get one on EWR/HKG last week, but the FA's did hand a few out to a couple of well behaved rug rats as they de-planed.
     
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    Just what my wife would love... me collecting more stuff.

    I have only one tin, and I added it to my "irony" collection. Can you guess which hub it is honoring?
     
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    If I was a betting man I'd go with Cleveland. ;) :p
     
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    Yup.
     
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    Yep. Got one on April 1 - soft bag, can't report on the contents
    because I gave it away to a friend on my next flight.
     
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    The PGA golf BF amenity kits were loaded PEK-SFO this weekend. The bags look nice. Everything else the same.

    -Rob
     
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    I'm looking forward to getting one later this month. :)
     
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    Had them on IAH-FRA this past Saturday. Opened the bag up, emptied everything out, saved the socks and the bag, tossed everything else. Golf balls? Seriously?
     
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