Austrian Airlines

An public sale of airline seats & drink carts – for Ukraine

Austrian Airlines is auctioning off Economy Class aircraft 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 aid people in Ukraine.

The seats noticed provider on transatlantic flights and had been removed to make manner for Premium Economy Class seats. The starting fee for the double and triple rows varies between $250 and $380.

Austrian Airlines says that, just like the seats, the drink trolleys (starting public sale price $fifty two) have “visible the sector” and are actually anticipating new functions as, perhaps, “a pleasant piece of furnishings, domestic bar trolleys, or strong toolboxes.”

“As the pink-white-crimson flag-provider, which has been connecting Austria with Europe and the world for greater than 60 years, we are very pleased to proportion a piece of aviation records – and thereby help humans in want,” said Austrian Airlines CCO Michael Trestl in a announcement. “With this charity venture, we want to make as a minimum a small contribution to ease the struggling of the Ukrainian humans.”

Bidding open now

Bidding on the auction objects 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-character in Austria, in which you’ll also need to visit choose your auction gadgets.

“We thank Austrian Airlines and AURENA [the public sale house for this charitable assignment for the gain of Nachbar in Not,” said Martina Schloffer, Dep. Head of International Cooperation at Austrian Red Cross. “Millions of humans are presently struggling and depend on humanitarian resource. The donations will allow us to
facilitate needs-primarily based assistance, like water, meals substances, hygiene merchandise or drugs.”

Cool new/antique liveries within the air

Courtesy British Airways

Last week at Heathrow Airport, British Airways debuted a retro -liveried Boeing 747 (registration: G-BYGC) painted within the iconic layout of its predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC).]

BA one hundred will continue to be in this Boeing 747 until the plane is retired in 2023. And by way of then, British Airways, like maximum commercial companies, can have retired the majority of its 747 fleet. To find out where you would possibly spot the plane in person, take a look at Flight Radar.

BOAC 747 Taken: 18th February 2019 Photo: Stuart Bailey

There’s another unfashionable livery to look for this week.

Courtesy Austrian Airlines

An Austrian Airlines A320 plane (registration OE-LBO) is flying with a livery from the 1980s, while Austrian Airlines re-entered the intercontinental flight business, “after a very lengthy damage,” the service notes.

Courtesy Austrian Airlines

The layout has an angular logo arrow, grey aircraft stomach and the traditional purple-white-pink flag on the tailfin of the plane.

“Considering the colorful era of the Nineteen Eighties, it became, all in all, a limited branding at the a part of Austrian Airlines”, said Isabella Reichl, Head of Marketing for the countrey’s country wide service.

The service says the the unfashionable look is a homage to the destinations of Tokyo and New York. Th aircraft’s first appearance is in Vienna these days.

Prize Patrol: due to the fact you could’t win if you don’t play


Here’s a few loose stuff, some contests and journey discounts you can want to take benefit of.

If you’re inside the Washington, D.C. area this week or in New York City next week, hold an eye fixed out for parents from Austrian Airlines.  As part of their Café within the Clouds promoting the airline can be serving complimentary Meinl coffee – the coffee served onboard Austrian flights – in a unique Washington community each day thru Sunday, May 1st. Check right here for the Café within the Clouds DC agenda.

In New York, the plan is to have chefs on bikes out turning in Austrian bundt desserts. The time table for the NY Café in the Sky occasion will put up on May 1st.

Coffee and cake is excellent, however what approximately tour?  If you’re not in New York or D.C., you may skip the cake the espresso and move immediately to the access form to enter a competition to win two round trip tickets from Washington, D.C. or New York to Vienna on Austrian Airlines. (Contest ends May 20, 2011)

File these beneath “Every bit facilitates:”

Through April 30th, anyone with a Visa card that has “Visa Signature” revealed on it (very commonplace) can be eligible for a 15% bargain on Southwest Airlines.

Virgin America will give you a promo code excellent for 20% off a flight in case you vote in your favorite image or video in a contest the airline is having in connection with new service to Chicago. Deadline to vote is May 11.

And you have got until May 27, 2011 to go into the American Airlines anniversary miles giveaway sweepstakes. The prizes: they’re gifting away 30,000 miles an afternoon.