British Airways has collaborated with British luggage brand Globe-Trotter to create a limited-edition carry on case to mark the retirement of the airline’s iconic 747 aircraft.
Covid-19 has had a major impact on the travel world, and one of those impacts is the early retirement of aircraft that we thought would be flying for years to come. Delta is in the process of retiring its 777 aircraft, Air France has scrapped its A380s, and British Airways decided to bring the retirement date for its 747 fleet forward, grounding the Queens of the Sky almost as soon as the pandemic began.
Marking the end of this iconic era in aviation history, Globe-Trotter has worked with British Airways to create a line of limited-edition carry on cases. Limited to just 150 cases, the collection is marked with the unmistakable Speedbird insignia and takes its inspiration from the 747’s original livery of dark blue and white, a look that epitomises the glamorous age of luxury air travel.
Constructed from Globe-Trotter’s popular vulcanised fibreboard body, this time in white, the material is expected to take on an eye-catching pearlescent shine that contrasts with navy blue leather corners and handles. The gold Speedbird insignia takes centre stage, but travellers will also appreciate that each case will also hold a precious fragment of an actual 747 aircraft in its interior lid, creating a mark of history that is truly one of a kind.
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