If you’re a self-confessed aviation geek, or if you just respect your history, this 747 inspired carry-on from Globe-Trotter might be for you.
Everyone remembers their first trip on a 747 – the size, the power, the potential! The original jumbo jet gave birth to an entire aviation era; it’s calculated that the 747, in its many versions, which vary from passenger and freight aircraft to Air Force One and a launch platform for the space shuttle, has flown 3.5 billion people, which is about half the world’s population. Sadly, the decline in travel caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has spelled doom for the aging jets and we will see fewer and fewer in the skies in the coming years.
Fortunately, as airlines send their jumbo jets to the big airport in the sky (or more likely a desert in Arizona) there’s still a chance to keep a piece of history, all for yourself.
British Airways and British luggage brand Globe-Trotter have come together to create a limited-edition carry-on inspired by the mighty 747 and the jumbo’s legacy with BA’s previous manifestation, BOAC. Limited to just 150 units, the chic carry-on is adorned in BOAC’s iconic white and blue colour scheme and is constructed in Globe-Trotter’s popular vulcanised fibreboard.
With a design that takes its inspiration from the BOAC 747’s original livery, a look that epitomises the glamorous age of luxury air travel, complete with navy blue leather corners and handles and the unmistakable Speedbird insignia, each carry-on case also features a precious fragment of an actual 747 aircraft, built into the carry-on’s interior lid, creating a mark of history that’s continue to fly with you.
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