Qantas random act of kindness “stay at home” business class kits

What do you do when you can’t fly? Turn your home into the pointy end of the plane and dream. Now, thanks to Qantas, you can do just that and even invite your friends on the same “fly at home” journey with a random act of business class kindness.

Qantas is turning some of its excess stock of pyjamas, amenity kits and snacks in to care packs that can be sent directly to the doors of friends doing 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.

An individual can send up to 10 packs anywhere in Australia via for $25 per pack or 4,350 Qantas Points, including delivery.

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

The Qantas care packs will be on sale from 9am Friday 14 August via the company’s reward store with free Qantas Frequent Flyer membership available for non-members to join the program and send care packs.

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