British Airways is throwing everything but the kitchen sink at its efforts to cut costs and save money during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the sink is safe for now, just about everything else from some of its aircraft's kitchens and cabins are being sold online.
The airline has listed many items associated with travel on the shopping website Whatabuy, so people can "re-create a magical flying experience at home".
The items have been taken from the airline's retired Boeing 747 fleet, giving them an additional appeal to those who feel a connection to the glory days of aviation.
It's the first time in history that the iconic airline has offered these sorts of items to customers, but wanted to give its fans, and aviation geeks the opportunity to get their hands on items from British Airways aircraft which have circled the globe hundreds of times.
The items range from 'beginner geek' level such as mugs, champagne glasses and plates, right through to the stuff hardcore aviation fans would salivate over like meal trolleys, ovens and storage containers.
Carolina Martinoli, British Airways' director of brand and customer experience, said the airline expects the items to fly off the shelf.
"This is an incredible one-off opportunity for people to bring the magic of flying with British Airways into their own homes. 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," she said.
The British Airways items went on sale on Tuesday and some have already sold out. Unfortunately, the items can't be shipped to New Zealand.