Sunday, 16 August 2020

Qantas to make 'care packages' out of business class amenity kits and snacks for $25 !


Qantas will turn some of its excess stock of pyjamas, amenity kits and snacks in to care packs that can be sent directly to the doors of people having it tough in lockdown during the COVID-19 crisis.

With all Qantas international flights and the majority of domestic flights currently suspended, the airline has an oversupply of items including the iconic Business Class pyjamas, Business Class amenity kits featuring ASPAR skin products, as well as Tim Tams and snacks that would normally be offered to passengers travelling in premium cabins.

Qantas has put these items together in a care package that can be sent anonymously as a surprise ‘random act of kindness’ to a friend, family member, anyone that might be doing it tough or as a “treat yourself” gift.

Never slow to make money, Qantas tell us that an individual can send up to 10 packs anywhere in Australia via Qantas.com for $25 per pack or 4,350 Qantas Points, including delivery. So perhaps less of a care package and more of a gift package, less of a good deed and more of a way to shift stock that's been over ordered. 


Qantas Executive Manager of Product and Service, Phil Capps, said the airline orders bulk stock in advance and with minimal flights, has items sitting in storage that could be better used to cheer people up.

“We already provide goods to some of our charity partners including Oz Harvest and Neil Perry’s Hope Delivery initiative but these packs offer Australians the opportunity to reach out to those they’re separated from due to border restrictions and lockdowns.

“Qantas PJs are always popular, and with people spending a lot more time at home and wishing they were travelling somewhere, we think receiving a surprise pair in the mail will be very well received. And probably very well-worn by the end of all this.”

Each care pack includes:

1 Qantas Business Class sleeper suit L/XL (suitable for most shapes and sizes)
1 Qantas Curates Business Class amenity kit featuring ASPAR Travel Essentials (Sweet Orange & Shea Hand Cream, Ultra Hydrating Face Moisturiser & Sweet Orange Lip Balm)
12 individually wrapped Tim Tams
200gram pack of smoked almonds (served in Qantas First Class)
Packet of 10 T2 Lemongrass and Ginger tea bags
Cost $25





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