British Airways has teamed up with luxury suitcase brand Globe-Trotter for a limited edition range of luggage.
The handmade carry-on suitcases celebrate the retirement of the Boeing 747 from BA’s fleet and the end of the “jumbo jet” era.
The cases are delightfully retro. Here is an official description:
“The suitcases are made from high gloss vulcanised fibreboard with a metallic sheen for a pearlescent white shimmer, which is complemented by Navy leather trim on the corners and handles. The hand-painted ‘Gold Speedbird’ insignia adorns the exterior, while the 747 fragment decorates the interior.”
Each suitcase will also include an original piece of a British Airways Boeing 747 mounted on the interior lid:
Just 150 cases will be available. The case will set you back a cool £1,935, or £2,060 if you want it initialled!
You can buy one on the Globe-Trotter website here or in-store.
Or bid for one in a charity auction
Two of these suitcases are being auctioned in aid of British Airways charity Flying Start.
These are even more exclusive because they were on BA’s very last Boeing 747 flight on the 11th Decemeber from Cardiff to St Athans on the BOAC 747 retrojet.
They have also been signed by the flight’s captain and BA’s chief training pilot Richard Allen-Williams.
You can bid for the suitcases here, starting at £2,000. Bidding ends at 23:59 on Tuesday, 19th January.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)