For the first time, the Heathrow-based airline is allowing customers the opportunity to purchase its premium selection of onboard items including, crockery, tableware and trolleys
In the run-up to Christmas, British Airways has opened the doors of its warehouse for the first time and is offering customers and aviation fans the opportunity to get their hands on items from its aircraft, including the recently retired Boeing 747.
Although an at-home experience is no match for the real thing, customers and collectors can order bespoke British Airways inflight dining items such as William Edwards plates, soup bowls, cups, saucers and even a butter dish for reasonable prices, allowing them to create an authentic First Class flying experience at home over the festive period.
Those who want to take it a step further can buy bread baskets, hot towels (which naturally arrive cold), hot towel plates, champagne flutes, coasters and even the Club World casserole dish. After they’ve dined in style, customers can relax in slippers and a day blanket which is also on sale, as they settle down to watch their favourite film or TV show on their at-home inflight entertainment system (their TV).
And for anybody looking for the ultimate Christmas gift, for a limited time, there is the opportunity to purchase a piece of history with items such as aircraft trolleys and canisters taken from the Boeing 747, which British Airways has now fully retired.
Carolina Martinoli, British Airways’ director of brand and customer experience, said: “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.”
Items are currently available to purchase from whatabuy.co.uk/british-airways but are expected to sell-out fast. British Airways is encouraging customers to share photographs of themselves using the items in their own homes tagging @British_Airways and using the hashtag #BAathome.