World News – AU – Qantas sells 1,000 well-stocked beverage carts to 747 retirees


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For anyone feeling nostalgic for the golden age of travel, Qantas opens its souvenir storage shed to the Australian public

A thousand Qantas 747 kitchen carts, stocked with items ranging from champagne and Australian red and white wine to Tim Tams, Qantas-exclusive first-class pajamas and a Sheridan throw, go on sale Thursday

Bar carts were removed from the airline’s recently withdrawn planes and 747s before the planes were sent to the California desert

Qantas operated various incarnations of the 747 « Queen of the Skies » for nearly 50 years before withdrawing the jumbo six months earlier as part of its response to the COVID-19 crisis

Phil Capps, executive director of products and services at Qantas, said the airline wanted to deliver a physical part of the 747’s heritage

« These pre-loved carts have served Qantas and our customers well as they travel around the world from London and Los Angeles to Singapore and Santiago, each averaging around 2,000 flights. Although we no longer use them, they still have life in them, especially for those who appreciate aeronautical collectibles and design.

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« There has been a huge demand for the Qantas 747 memorabilia and frequent travelers have expressed keen interest in converting the bespoke on-board cart to everything from lamp holders to storage units. fully stocked with some of Qantas’ most popular in-flight service items will hopefully inspire high-flying fun at home »

« We know that people have ordered Qantas wine to be enjoyed at home and our Qantas ‘iso care kits’ including pajamas sell out within hours Bar carts offer the trio of wine, pajamas and a piece of aviation history, ”he said

The 747 half-bar cart holds 40 mini bottles of white wine and 40 mini bottles of red wine and a bottle of business class cellar champagne; two business-class amenity kits containing ASPAR travel essentials; a Sheridan throw made exclusively for Qantas in first class in 100% combed cotton; two Qantas business-class bed combinations

Half bar carts cost $ 974.70 including delivery (or 169,000 Qantas points) and a small number of full-size carts will be available with double the items for $ 1,474.70 including delivery (or 256,000 Qantas points)

The airline is currently looking for ways to save money and increase revenue after reporting a $ 9 billion loss last year Qantas is the subject of a $ 15 billion cost-cutting campaign on three years to help him get through the pandemic crisis He does not plan to resume regular international flights before mid-2021

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World News – UA – Qantas sells 1,000 fully stocked drink carts from 747 retirees



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