Bar carts are enjoying a moment at present - maybe because we're all socializing at home – but a cart being offered by Australian airline Qantas might end up being a talking point in many homes.

Qantas is offering 1000 747 galley carts that were removed from its recently-retired 747 aircraft. Each one had averaged around 2000 flights before they were flown to the Californian desert.

The contents of a Qantas bar cart
The contents of a Qantas bar cart © Qantas

There has been a huge demand for Qantas 747 memorabilia, and the airline wants to offer enthusiasts an opportunity to own a physical piece of the 747 legacy, particularly at a time when travel is out of reach for many. According to the airline, frequent flyers have expressed interest in converting the inflight trolley into everything from lamp stands to storage units.

The 747 bar cart comes stocked with some of Qantas’ most popular on-board service items. They feature 80 mini bottles each of white wine and red wine, two bottles of Champagne from the business class cellar, four Qantas business class amenity kits and sleeper suits, two sleeves each of Tim Tams and savory biscuits, two packets of smoked almonds and two first class Sheridan throws made of 100% combed cotton. The half bar cart comes with 50% of these quantities.

A Qantas bar cart filled with food and drink
The Qantas bar carts are available to the public © Qantas

“These pre-loved carts served Qantas and our customers well during their world travels from London and Los Angeles to Singapore and Santiago," says Phil Capps of Qantas. "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. The bar carts offer the trifecta of wine, PJs and a piece of aviation history.”

Full-size bar carts cost AUD 1474.70 (USD 1036.96) including delivery, or 256,000 Qantas points, and half-size carts cost AU$974.70 (US$685.38) including delivery, or 169,000 Qantas Points. Delivery is to metro locations in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth only. Further information is available on the website here.

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