Once upon a time, in-flight dining used to be a luxury experience. How about an in-home dining experience? Bring British Airways into your dining room!

A friend who once worked on the Pan Am cabin crew reminisces about how they regaled passengers with lavish food and drink. Think caviar, filet mignon and champagne. 

Fast forward to 2020. Airline food has almost become an oxymoron. The challenge is even greater during the COVID-19 pandemic. The days of fine dining are gone. Now, some airlines are just offering bottled water and bagged snacks.

But you can take a walk down memory lane. Make your own in-flight dining experience at home.

Collect a Piece of Airline History

British Airways is offering up china from first class and business class. Check out the blankets, teacups, mugs, mini-bread baskets and more. Collectors will find William Edwards plates, soup bowls, cups, saucers and even a butter dish. And the prices aren’t exorbitant.

a bowl of soup with a white pitcher

Elegant British Airways soup bowls are sure to fly off the shelves quickly.      Photo: British Airways

“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,” says Carolina Martinoli, British Airways’ Director of Brand and Customer Experience.

Have a friend who is an aviation aficionado? So, how about a Christmas gift for the person who has everything? You’ll find special collectors’ items from the retired Boeing-747 aircraft, too. Can’t say that I know anyone with aircraft trolleys and canisters at home. But they can be yours with an online purchase. Crazy, huh? 

Items are now available for purchase from whatabuy.co.uk/british-airways. 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.

a plate of food on a table

Dinner anyone? Bring British Airways into your dining room.    Photo: British Airways

Helping others 

Since the start of the pandemic, British Airways has been donating thousands of items including washbags, socks, snacks and blankets to more than 90 community projects, NHS hospitals, care homes and food banks across the UK to support the Covid-19 response. The airline continues to work with local communities to help provide essentials to those in need.