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(BBC-US)   Can't think about what to buy your loved ones for Christmas? How about a British Airways drinks trolley? A First Class cabin bread basket or slippers, perhaps? Or even a hot towel (available cold)?   (bbc.com) divider line
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2020-11-23 11:32:40 AM  
Most airlines sell their used plate ware. I always wonder who buys it?  One thing to buy used plates from your neighbor, but commercial plate ware used by 1000s? I'll pass.
 
2020-11-23 4:36:59 PM  
Im not flying any airline that has to sell the silverware like a crackhead to stay in business.
 
2020-11-23 4:37:14 PM  
I wouldn't mind getting a nice mid-century cocktail trolley.  You know, for when you can invite people to your house again.
 
2020-11-23 4:38:03 PM  

AnEasyTarget: Most airlines sell their used plate ware. I always wonder who buys it?  One thing to buy used plates from your neighbor, but commercial plate ware used by 1000s? I'll pass.


I'm more interested/concerned why anyone would want to lovingly recreate the experience of airline food, even that of BA First.
 
2020-11-23 4:38:14 PM  

AnEasyTarget: Most airlines sell their used plate ware. I always wonder who buys it?  One thing to buy used plates from your neighbor, but commercial plate ware used by 1000s? I'll pass.


I wouldn't buy it either.....however....

Are you grossed out when you eat at a restaurant?  Because those plates and silverware have been used by thousands of people.
 
2020-11-23 4:39:58 PM  
Having some of their champagne flutes would be nice.

/Flown first class on BA a few times.
//Imagine being so happy, that you want the flight to last longer.
 
2020-11-23 4:42:15 PM  
Of course, they couldn't include a link to actually maybe buy something.

Here: https://www.whatabuy.co.uk/british-ai​r​ways
(site appears to be seriously overloaded)
 
2020-11-23 4:42:29 PM  

FarkinNortherner: AnEasyTarget: Most airlines sell their used plate ware. I always wonder who buys it?  One thing to buy used plates from your neighbor, but commercial plate ware used by 1000s? I'll pass.

I'm more interested/concerned why anyone would want to lovingly recreate the experience of airline food, even that of BA First.


Yeah...we all know the jokes about British cuisine, but the food in their first class is pretty good.  However, I know that you can't really cook a proper steak In those galleys.

But I enjoy the beverage service a lot more..especially when they are generous with the JW Blue Label.
 
2020-11-23 4:43:56 PM  
Any concorde stuff left?
 
2020-11-23 4:45:31 PM  

JustHereForThePics: Any concorde stuff left?


Probably on places like Ebay.

/Wish I could have flown on the Concorde.
//But I have been to the Concorde Lounge at Heathrow.
///So I have that going for me.
////Which is nice.
 
2020-11-23 4:46:01 PM  
Qantas did this earlier in the year, and their drinks carts had the booze in them. It's not a drinking problem if you're only drinking small bottles, right?
 
2020-11-23 4:46:57 PM  
I'll pass I stole everything I could when they had the real deal on plates, silverware, cloth napkins, socks, pillows, blankets etc...

FREE is best when you can get it!!!!
 
2020-11-23 4:47:03 PM  
Wow. According to TFA (and I don't doubt them), this stuff is selling fast. But who is buying it, and for what reason?
 
2020-11-23 4:49:04 PM  

The_Sponge: we all know the jokes about British cuisine


I wasn't. As airline food goes BA First is pretty decent. It's still airline food.

/British
//BA Gold tier
///for all good that does you in 2020
 
2020-11-23 4:50:07 PM  

MattyBlast: Wow. According to TFA (and I don't doubt them), this stuff is selling fast. But who is buying it, and for what reason?


I would have bought 1 or 2 of the serving carts. Would work nice in my outdoor grill area.
But, Out Of Stock.
 
2020-11-23 4:51:10 PM  

Perfectly Normal Beast: Qantas did this earlier in the year, and their drinks carts had the booze in them. It's not a drinking problem if you're only drinking small bottles, right?


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2020-11-23 4:52:41 PM  
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2020-11-23 4:52:55 PM  
I have almost 60,000 miles on Cathay that will expire next year so, like this year when I had to burn about 50,000 miles, I will probably end up using them in their online store. I'd be stoked if I could get some genuine Dragonair stuff.
 
2020-11-23 4:54:08 PM  

FarkinNortherner: The_Sponge: we all know the jokes about British cuisine

I wasn't. As airline food goes BA First is pretty decent. It's still airline food.

/British
//BA Gold tier
///for all good that does you in 2020


Yup.

Although I've had food on one airline where it felt like I was at a fancy restaurant on the ground.....on Emirates.  In first, you can order whatever you want, whenever you want.  So when I flew from DXB to SFO, I ended up having two orders of caviar.
 
2020-11-23 4:56:10 PM  

BretMavrik: I have almost 60,000 miles on Cathay that will expire next year so, like this year when I had to burn about 50,000 miles, I will probably end up using them in their online store. I'd be stoked if I could get some genuine Dragonair stuff.


Could those miles get you on an awesome flight somewhere?

/Still need to ask your for tips when I eventually make it to Hong Kong.
 
2020-11-23 4:59:05 PM  

The_Sponge: Although I've had food on one airline where it felt like I was at a fancy restaurant on the ground.....on Emirates.


I hear good things. I've only been in the cheap seats on Emirates, wasn't much different from any other carrier.
 
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2020-11-23 5:02:46 PM  
I've got a set of square 'bowls' from Northwest Airlines, as well as those little sushi bowls for the soy sauce.

I've never seen them in these sizes in a regular store, but they are perfect for when I make Japanese, Chinese or Thai food.  (Ex worked for Northwest at the time and picked them up for a couple of dollars each..)

I also have a Northwest Airlines service cart.   I use it in the garage to carry my tools and car parts when I work on something.  Best wheels I've ever seen on a cart, and better yet it locks and doesn't move.
 
2020-11-23 5:03:50 PM  

FarkinNortherner: The_Sponge: Although I've had food on one airline where it felt like I was at a fancy restaurant on the ground.....on Emirates.

I hear good things. I've only been in the cheap seats on Emirates, wasn't much different from any other carrier.


I've done business and first with them on a 777 and A380.

/Actually had a shower beer on the A380.
 
2020-11-23 5:06:01 PM  

The_Sponge: BretMavrik: I have almost 60,000 miles on Cathay that will expire next year so, like this year when I had to burn about 50,000 miles, I will probably end up using them in their online store. I'd be stoked if I could get some genuine Dragonair stuff.

Could those miles get you on an awesome flight somewhere?

/Still need to ask your for tips when I eventually make it to Hong Kong.


In theory, yes. A couple of years ago I was able to get the entire family between Beijing, Chengdu and Hong Kong for about 150K miles total. However, like this year, the trick is getting back to Hong Kong in the first place. And there are still restrictions between HK and the mainland.

/They just authorized a travel bubble between HK and SG, so if we were still there the kids would probably be bugging the hell out of me to take them back to Legoland.
 
2020-11-23 5:17:42 PM  
I would like the BOAC or Pan Am pin I got as a toddler.
 
2020-11-23 5:19:21 PM  
On second thought, any airline logo on a pilot's hip flask would be nice, too.
 
amb [TotalFark]
2020-11-23 5:52:37 PM  
I didn't see a drink cart on the site, and the trash cart was sold out.
 
2020-11-23 5:54:11 PM  

AnEasyTarget: Most airlines sell their used plate ware. I always wonder who buys it?  One thing to buy used plates from your neighbor, but commercial plate ware used by 1000s? I'll pass.


My family owned an entire silverware dining set from Iberia airlines back in the 80s. But the got it from street vendors. So probably not so much the airlines selling the stuff and more like local airline staff stealing the silverware and it ending up in street market.
 
2020-11-24 7:53:41 AM  
In the U.K., companies facing bankruptcy sell or mortgage their assets.

In America, they fire half their workforce, demand the remainder pick up the slack despite pay cuts, and the government gives them taxpayer money for free until the execs can afford their fat bonuses again.
 
2020-11-24 9:10:34 AM  

TheOtherGuy: In the U.K., companies facing bankruptcy sell or mortgage their assets.

In America, they fire half their workforce, demand the remainder pick up the slack despite pay cuts, and the government gives them taxpayer money for free until the execs can afford their fat bonuses again.


I mean, they do that in the US too. And they do that in the UK too :P
 
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