British Airways Opens Up Storage Facility to Bring the Magic of Flying into Your Home

by Jason Appleby

British Airways (BA) has announced today that they are offering customers a one-off opportunity to buy real aircraft items.

As of today, 23 November 2020, BA have unlocked their doors to its warehouse to give customers a chance of bringing home the magic of flying just in time for Christmas.

Items on sale include cutlery, plates and even bread baskets| (C) British Airways

So, what does BA have on sale?

BA are selling a range of products that you would find on an aircraft, which most have actually flown around the world hundreds of times!

Customers are said to be able to purchase items such as BA dining items such as William Edwards plates, bowls amongst other items. Aviaiton fans and customers are also being given the rare chance to buy aircraft trolleys and canisters taken from the recently fully retired Boeing 747.

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 will be available to purchase from whatabuy.co.uk/british-airways from Monday November 23, 2020. 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.

Why not share them with us too? You can tag us in your photos by using @thetravelradar.

British Airways In-Flight Meals| (C) British Airways

What has BA done to help throughout the pandemic?

British Airways has donated thousands of items including washbags, socks, snacks and blankets to more than 90 community projects, NHS hospitals, care homes and food banks all across the UK.

Since the start of the pandemic, BA has introduced measures to keep you safe while travelling. These measures include:

  • Checking-in online, downloading their boarding pass onto a mobile device and scanning their own pass at the departure gate where possible
  • Observing social distancing and utilising hand sanitisers that are suitably placed throughout airports
  • Wearing a facemask at all times and bringing enough to replace your mask after 4 hours, particularly important on longer flights
  • Customers are asked not to travel if they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19
  • Providing customers with a personal protection pack including a sealable disposable bag, hand sanitising gel and antibacterial wipes
  • Cabin Crew wear PPE and a new food service which reduces the number of interactions required with customers

The airline is cleaning all key surfaces including seats, screens, seat buckles and tray tables after every flight and each aircraft is completely cleaned from nose to tail every day. The air on all British Airways flights is fully recycled once every two to three minutes through HEPA filters, which remove microscopic bacteria and virus clusters with over 99.9% efficiency, equivalent to hospital operating theatre standards.

Will you be buying any items from British Airways’ new warehouse store? Let us know in the comments and remember to tag us in your photos using @thetravelradar 

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