An auction of airline seats & drink carts – for Ukraine

Austrian Airlines is auctioning off Economy Class airplane seats from its Boeing 767 fleet and one hundred seventy flight trolleys and donating the proceeds to the nonprofit Nachbar in Not (Neighbor in Need) to support people in Ukraine.

The seats saw carrier on transatlantic flights and have been eliminated to make manner for Premium Economy Class seats. The starting charge for the double and triple rows varies between $250 and $380.

Austrian Airlines says that, just like the seats, the drink trolleys (starting auction price $52) have “seen the world” and are now awaiting new functions as, perhaps, “a pleasing piece of furnishings, domestic bar trolleys, or robust toolboxes.”

“As the pink-white-purple flag-carrier, which has been connecting Austria with Europe and the arena for greater than 60 years, we are very pleased to percentage a chunk of aviation records – and thereby help people in need,” stated Austrian Airlines CCO Michael Trestl in a announcement. “With this charity challenge, we want to make at least a small contribution to ease the suffering of the Ukrainian humans.”

Bidding open now

Bidding at the public sale items is open now, with the final recognition of bids (notification to bid ‘winners’) on May 21.

You can see the seats and drink trolleys being auctioned on line or in-individual in Austria, in which you’ll additionally need to go to pick your public sale gadgets.

“We thank Austrian Airlines and AURENA [the public sale house for this charitable challenge for the benefit of Nachbar in Not,” said Martina Schloffer, Dep. Head of International Cooperation at Austrian Red Cross. “Millions of human beings are presently suffering and depend on humanitarian aid. The donations will permit us to
facilitate desires-based help, like water, food supplies, hygiene products or drugs.”

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