British Airways Is Selling Off Airplane Items to Recreate Flying at Home

Some of the items include tea cups, trolleys, and even slippers.

A British Airways plane at Gatwick Airport
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You don't need to get on a plane to recreate the experience of flying.

British Airways is helping cure people's wanderlust by putting some unique items from their planes up for sale.

For the first time ever, travel enthusiasts can purchase items from the airline's warehouse in order to recreate a luxurious international flight experience at home. Plus, these items could make excellent gifts during the holiday season.

Still life of airplane meal on British Airways
Courtesy of British Airways

Some items include cups, saucers, soup bowls, plates, and other dinnerware designed by William Edwards, as well as butter dishes, bread baskets, champagne flutes, casserole dishes, coasters, blankets, and more. You can even get your own set of hot towels (though you'll have to heat them up yourself).

"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," said Carolina Martinoli, British Airways' Director of Brand and Customer Experience, in a statement.

In addition, a limited supply of trolleys and canisters from the airline's Boeing 747's will also be available for purchase. The items are categorized so you always know if you're getting items used in first class, business class, or general seating areas.

All products range in price, some for as low as £10 (about $13 USD) for some of the airline's Club World slippers or £4 (about $5 USD) for a William Edwards teacup saucer. All purchases will be in Great British pounds, so some exchange rates may apply if you are outside the UK.

Items will be available to buy starting Nov. 23, 2020. For more information or to purchase your favorite British Airways products to recreate your international flight experience, visit the What A Buy website.

Andrea Romano is a freelance writer in New York City and thinks champagne always tastes better when it's free and 40,000 feet in the air. Follow her on Twitter @theandrearomano.

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