British Airways’ first-class experience is something special, no doubt. But right now, thanks to the pandemic, fewer travelers have had the chance to enjoy the Concorde Room or Elemis Spa, much less the top-notch food from the a la carte menu, served on real white linen tablecloths and quality china.
The airline is downsizing, but with a bit of creativity. After announcing it’s retiring all 28 of its Boeing 747s in favor of aircraft with smaller first-class and business-class cabins, British Airways discovered it had too much stuff. So for the first time in the airline’s history, they’ve opened up the warehouse to give longtime customers and aviation fans a chance to own items such as William Edwards plates, soup bowls, cups, saucers and even a butter dish to recreate that first-class flying experience at home.
“The British Airways First cabin is where British heritage meets contemporary design,” the airline says. It currently offers four items:
- First Hot Towel Plate (pack of 5)
- The William Edwards Charger Plate (set of 6)
- William Edwards First Side Plate (set of 6)
- William Edwards First Small Dish (set of 12)
The Club World cabin is currently offering five items:
- Club World 2/3 sized black serving tray (set of 6)
- Club World Bowl (set of 6)
- Club World full sized black serving tray (set of 5)
- Club World Mug (set of 6)
- Club World Starter Plate (set of 6)
The General cabin is currently offering seven items:
- Champagne Flute (set of 6)
- Double Meal/Equipment Trolley
- Full Meal/Equipment Box
- Half Meal/Equipment Box
- 4 Shelf Oven Rack
- 5 Shelf Oven Rack
- World Traveller Plus Hot Meal Dish (set of 6)
This isn’t the only interesting news coming out of the airline industry — Costco recently announced that they’re offering private jet service for a year.