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Qantas Is Selling Fully Stocked Bar Carts so You Can Drown Your 2020 Sorrows in Airplane Wine

by Eben Diskin Sep 25, 2020

Even if we’re all taking a little break from travel, we can still enjoy the best part of the flying experience right from your couch — the bar cart. On Qantas Airways, 1,000 galley carts were removed from a recently retired 747 aircraft, and the airline is offering them up to the public.

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The airline has stated that frequent flyers have expressed interest in purchasing unused bar carts and putting them to creative use, like lamp stands and storage units. So it has decided to sell them to anyone who is eager to own an authentic piece of Qantas memorabilia.

In a press release, Qantas Executive Manager of Product and Service Phil Capps explained, “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.”

Contents of catering cart

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The carts come stocked with 80 mini bottles of white and red wine, two bottles of Champagne, four Qantas business class amenity kits and sleeper suits, two first-class throw pillows, and treats like Tim Tams, biscuits, and smoked almonds. The half bar option comes with — you guessed it — half of these item quantities.

The full-size bar costs $1,036, including delivery, while the half-size cart comes in at $685. Delivery is only possible right now to metro locations in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth. More details are available online.

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