Nov 23, 2020

British Airways sells off bowls to bedding as it shifts surplus stock

On Monday, the cash-strapped airline began selling off thousands of items of surplus stock, from champagne flutes to bedding. BA's profits have evaporated and the airline is making thousands of job cuts because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on air travel. The latest sale is not just because it needs to save every penny, the airline says. While the event is not quite a sell-off of the family silver, the airline is getting rid of stacks of English bone china made by William Edwards, including plates, soup bowls, cups, saucers, and butter dishes. Carolina Martinoli, British Airways' director of brand and customer experience, said it was the first time the airline had organised such a sale.

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