Here’s something you don’t see everyday

Here’s something you don’t see everyday

I found this article on an Australian airline’s website:

FULLY STOCKED QANTAS 747 BAR CARTS SET TO FLY OUT THE DOOR
SYDNEY | PUBLISHED ON 24TH SEPTEMBER 2020 AT 6:51

AVIATION ENTHUSIASTS LINE UP FOR HISTORIC MEMORABILIA

Qantas is opening its memorabilia storage shed to the Australian public, offering 1000 Qantas 747 galley carts stocked with a range of items from champagne and Australian red and white wine to Tim Tams, PJs and an exclusive-to-Qantas First Class Sheridan throw.

The bar carts were removed from the airline’s recently retired and much-loved 747 aircraft before they were flown to the Californian desert.

Qantas operated various incarnations of the 747 “Queen of the Skies” for almost 50 years before retiring the jumbo jet six months early as part of its response to the COVID-19 crisis. The farewell of the last Qantas 747 in July inspired an outpouring of affection and nostalgia from the Australian public.

Qantas Executive Manager of Product and Service, Phil Capps, said the airline wanted to offer up a unique opportunity for enthusiasts to own a physical piece of the 747 legacy, particularly at a time when travel was out of reach for many.

“These pre-loved carts served Qantas and our customers well during their world travels from London and Los Angeles to Singapore and Santiago, with each one averaging around 2,000 flights. While we no longer have use for them, they still have life in them, especially for those with an appreciation for aviation collectables and an eye for design.

“There has been huge demand for Qantas 747 memorabilia and Frequent Flyers have expressed keen interest to convert the bespoke inflight trolley into everything from lamp stands to storage units. The fact they come fully stocked with some of Qantas’ most popular on-board service items will hopefully inspire some high-flying fun at home.”

Mr Capps added, “We know people have been ordering Qantas Wine to enjoy at home and our Qantas ‘iso care kits’ featuring the PJs sold out within hours. The bar carts offer the trifecta of wine, PJs and a piece of aviation history.”

The 747 half bar cart features:

A Qantas 747 half bar cart
40 mini bottles white wine and 40 mini bottles of red wine & 1 bottle of Champagne from the Business class cellar
2 Qantas Business Class amenity kit featuring ASPAR Travel Essentials
1 Sheridan throw made exclusively for Qantas First Class made of 100% combed cotton
2 Qantas Business Class sleeper suits M/L & L/XL (suitable for most shapes and sizes)
Half bar carts will cost $974.70 including delivery (or 169,000 Qantas Points). A small number of full size carts will be available with double the items for $1474.70 including delivery (or 256,000 Qantas Points). Delivery to metro locations in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth only.

The Qantas 747 carts will be on sale today via https://wine.qantas.com/

Qantas 747 cart images, animation and information booklet are available here.