8 Airport and Airline Perks En Route in 2014

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Airports and airlines are consistently trying to upgrade their facilities and jets, making them more appealing and comfortable for passengers. Last year brought some great changes — think automated passport kiosks and lounge-like checkpoints — as airports continue to strive for perfection in making for a more comfortable wait pre-flight. Once you’re onboard, airlines are also trying to get you to your destination with more personalization and comfort.

With that said, here’s a list of eight air-related features you can look forward to in 2014.

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1. Airline amenity kits

Many airlines are making a push for high-quality amenity kits in 2014. According to USA Today, United Airlines (NYSE:UAL) recently launched its special-edition amenity kits as part of its “Flyer Friendly” marketing campaign. The kits are available to customers in in United Business.

The rollout features each of United’s eight North American hubs: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Houston, Cleveland, New York, and Washington, D.C. The kits are only out for a limited time (until March 1 or while supplies last) and include items such as Philosophy brand skincare products. Conde Nast Traveler writes that many other airlines are also keeping up with the amenity kit trend, including Qantas, Turkish Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and Finnair.

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