Aviation has taken a massive hit amid the pandemic. And while many are mainly gloating about it, British Airways has decided to do otherwise. In boosting its revenues, the company is now selling luggage that is made from parts of retired Boeing 747 jets. Yes, that’s right!
Inspired by the airline’s retro liveried BOAC Boeing 747, the new suitcases are hand made in England in association with Globe-Trotter. They are white in color and feature the golden Speedbird emblem on the front along with a precious Boeing 747 fragment on the inside.
Commenting on the luggage line, Hamish McVey, BA’s head of brand and marketing in a statement said, “While it was the right time to bid farewell to our Queen of the Skies, the launch of these BOAC-inspired carry-on suitcases provides a perfect opportunity for someone to celebrate a bygone era of global air travel and own a piece of our history, he further added, “We are thrilled to be working with Globe-Trotter to create this very special product, and through this unique auction raise money for vital Comic Relief projects across the UK and overseas.”
Two suitcases from the series will be auctioned via online auction platform ‘bid in’ to raise funds for Flying Start, British Airways’ global charity partnership with Comic Relief with bids starting at $2,728 per item. The remaining pieces (limited to 150) will be available to purchase online and in Globe-Trotter’s flagship stores. Well, luggage just got luxe!