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Old 3rd Sep 2020, 15:00
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Getting a flying fix without going abroad

Qantas is not planning to offer international flights until next year, but you can purchase pyjamas from the airline along with amenity packs. Many of the items for sale would be found in the airline's premium cabins.
When the pandemic hit, suppliers for airlines were among the first to feel the pinch.

One supplier, GNS Foods, has been selling its nuts to United Airlines for the past two years. But in March, the airline removed the products from all of its flights, saying that it was reducing contact between passengers and flight staff. GNS Foods was left with more than 30,000lbs (13 tonnes) of excess nuts. It made the decision to sell the nuts online in a bid to help make some cash for the business.

The company is selling its First Class Mixed Nuts and the Aloha Mix, featuring diced pineapple, which is usually served on flights to Hawaii.
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Old 4th Sep 2020, 15:04
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PaxBoy is ingenious at finding nonsense for us to read and that is not a criticism!)Here is a related item, also from SYD.

Once, Gate Gourmet’s Sydney warehouse produced 30,000 in-flight meals a day, for 21 airlines. They catered around 200 flights a day. They are one of the largest airline catering businesses in the world, supplying over 200 airports. In Australia, they have warehouses in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

In Covid times, things are a little different. With flights in and out of Australia largely grounded, and domestic flight schedules slashed, they are selling direct to the public. And the price is right.

My “clearance meal pack” is $20 for 10 frozen meals, a regular meal pack of seven is $27. The “snack pack”, which promises 10 “assorted items” – from baggies of pork crackle to cans of cola – is a mere $12. You cannot pick the meals you’ll receive – though they have options for vegetarians.

Gate Gourmet aren’t the only ones getting on to the direct to consumer bandwagon – until 4 September, Qantas is having a stocktake sale, with cut-price mystery wine cases at $13.50 a bottle, as well as tiny wine bottles for $2.99 a pop.
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Old 4th Sep 2020, 16:14
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I was going to suggest that you take a shuttle up to Glasgow and then take various small aircraft to the Islands off the Scottish coast. Then I read your post..... ;-)

I guess you could always splash out on some 'aircraft furniture', a turbine blade table or sculpture for example. Lufthansa used to sell such items recovered from their fleet.
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Old 4th Sep 2020, 16:59
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I bought an ex-Concorde HP turbine blade for my nephew, a commercial pilot. Plus one or two other odds and ends and some great napkin rings from my one and only sector on board the machine!

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