The one-off sale allows would-be travelers to “bring the magic of flying into their homes” this Christmas.
Back in September, Qantas surprised Australian aviation enthusiasts by putting 1,000 of its Boeing 747 galley carts on sale. The U.K.’s flag carrier is now following suit. For a limited time, loyal British Airways customers can purchase used aircraft trolleys and canisters from its retired fleet of jumbo jets, which were taken out of service in the middle of July.
This festive season, it is also possible to recreate the glamor of BA’s first class or its international business class, known as Club World, at home, with the help of bespoke homewares bought through a special sale. The collection comprises a mixture of new and secondhand products, which British Airways says have “circled the globe hundreds of times.”
Expect to see inflight dining items like plates, soup bowls, cups, saucers, and even butter dishes, all made by the William Edwards brand, a fine bone china manufacturer based in Stoke-on-Trent—the traditional center of England’s ceramics industry since the 1700s. Other picks range from bread baskets, hot towels, and champagne flutes to the Club World casserole dish, ideal for serving hearty British fare (like shepherd’s pie) in individual portions. Non-dining items on offer in the sale include slippers and day blankets.
Carolina Martinoli, the airline’s Director of Brand and Customer Experience, said in a statement, “This is an incredible one-off opportunity for people to bring the magic of flying with British Airways into their own homes. We know that these special items will fly and we are delighted to be able to offer them in time for Christmas to give people the opportunity to make it memorable during a difficult year.”
The various products can be bought online from whatabuy.co.uk/british-airways, and BA is encouraging customers to share photos of themselves using the items at home, tagging @British_Airways and using the hashtag #BAathome.