Darren Booth (Frequently Flying) Memorial Amenity Kit Giveaway

Darren Booth, author of Frequently Flying, passed away on January 4th. Final Flight Farewell is a loving post from this parents, with fans contributing their memories of Darren.

I remember first encountering Darren’s amenity kit reviews with the reaction, “Amenity kits? Who cares?” A great deal of people do, it turns out. As I followed Darren’s exploits, I too began to care and see airplanes and airlines as more than a means to get from A to B.

Without its pilot, the blog will be discontinued but should not be lost. There is much of value to the frequent flyer.

So, I ask you, the reader, to comment on a favorite post from Frequently Flying, including the link in the comment and why you chose it, so that other readers can find more of Darren’s gems. Make an effort to go back through the archives and I am sure you will learn and enjoy.

For every 20 eligible, unique comments, up to 200, I will give away an amenity kit from my personal reserve, up to a total of 10 amenity kits.

Of course there will be an United amenity kit, as Darren’s primary airline, and others may include Delta Tumi, China Eastern Ferragamo, and maybe some surprises. I will assign them to winners at random.

China Eastern Ferragamo Amenity Kit

Comments must be posted by Saturday, January 11 at 11:59 PM EST. Potential winners will be drawn at random from all comments, will be posted here and notified by email by Sunday, January 12 at 11:59 PM EST, and accept by Saturday, January 118 at 11:59 PM EST. Available to US entrants/addresses only.

Thank you, Darren for sharing yourself with us, this seat’s saved for you.
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And the luck of the draw goes to:

#6, Simon, who recommended:

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Amenity Kit Review: Thai Airways Royal First Class – Men’s Tumi (2012)

Tumi amenity kit review. I love Tumi products!

#22, Samuel, who recommended:

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The Cost and Allure of Airline Amenity Kits

An interesting post about amenity kits from a business (cost) perspective.

#44, Henry, who also recommended Thai Tumi:

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RIP Darren

Thank you for creating a niche for amenity kits. His post below made Thai First an aspirational award for me:

Amenity Kit Review: Thai Airways Royal First Class – Men’s Tumi (2012)

May you enjoy your eternal window seat

Thank you all for your tributes to Darren.

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  1. […] We lost Darren Booth, Boarding Area blogger at Frequently Flying. Here is the comment I left at the classy short blog post announcing his passing by his parents. RIP Darren, you have no idea how much you will be missed, your passion for all things flying was so evident! Rapid Travel Chai has a nice tribute and (what else?) an amenity kit contest. […]