- British Airways has partnered with British brand Trunki to create a limited-edition suitcase for its young flyers ahead of the summer holidays
- The innovative ride-on suitcase has been exclusively designed for the airline and named Amelia the Aeroplane
- The suitcase will be available for customers to purchase from £45
London, UK, 2022-Jun-16 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has partnered with Trunki to launch a limited-edition suitcase for globetrotting tots ahead of the summer break.
The suitcase has been named Amelia the Aeroplane, inspired by Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and a pioneer for aviation. The unique ride-on design features a British Airways aircraft and the airline’s mythical ‘Skyflyer’ characters, Peggy the Pegasus and Leon the Lion, who appear on British Airways’ activity packs for children and at family check in.
The case is available for families to purchase for their little travellers retailing at £45: Shop Trunki. Trunki’s ethos is to make travelling fun for children, while allowing parents to easily navigate the airport. The newly branded British Airways Trunki cases have a comfy saddle, horn grips, carry handles and are spacious enough to fit all essential items to keep little ones occupied on a flight.
Hamish McVey, British Airways’ Head of Brand and Marketing said: “We love seeing children travelling around the airport on or with a Trunki, so we are really pleased to be partnering with them to create an aviation-inspired case. We can’t wait to see our smallest travellers take to the skies with their new luggage this summer.”
Rob Law, Creator and CEO of Trunki , said: “We were thrilled to be able to partner with British Airways and create a bespoke Trunki for young flyers and British Airways enthusiasts alike. Each case is manufactured at our UK factory in Plymouth, and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership. A positive return from the pandemic!”
The British Airways Trunki has been sustainably produced in the UK through carbon-neutral manufacturing, is packaged in eco-friendly materials and is fully recyclable.
This partnership forms part of the airline’s continued focus on family travel as it heads into the summer holiday season. Families have access to generous baggage allowances and can choose free seat selection at the time of booking for anyone travelling with an infant under the age of two.
British Airways is the only airline with a dedicated family check-in zone, located at London Heathrow Terminal 5, where colleagues are on hand to help. The airline also offers some screen-free entertainment to young travellers, with Skyflyer activity packs featuring Peggy and Leon. Each complimentary pack includes a junior amenity kit with a fun eye mask, paw print socks, crayons and a postcard**. Families can travel with the assurance that the airline provides a seamless and stress-free experience at every stage of their journey.
*This is subject to carrycot/seat availability on long-haul flights
** available at the Family and Club World check-in zones at Heathrow Terminal 5, Gatwick and London City airports
Notes to Editors
The British Airways Trunki is designed & made in the UK complete with a five-year guarantee
Trunki’s are ride-on suitcases for kids which can be packed, ridden and towed. They’re perfect for holidays, home-stays and weekends away and are the ultimate travel companion for any tot. Big, small or somewhere in between? Each of the Trunki’s is designed to be hand luggage, so kids can keep all their possessions in check while travelling to their next adventure. More information can be found here: Trunki – Ride On Kids Suitcases | Children’s Travel Accessories
About British Airways Family Travel
Family travel means more with British Airways. It means looking after pushchairs, providing child seats and getting families onboard first. From generous baggage allowances for the entire family to keeping little ones entertained, the airline is here to make the entire experience as stress-free as possible – keeping families safe and sound from airport to arrivals.
British Airways’ very own Skyflyers, Peggy the Pegasus and Leon the Lion are two curious, fun-loving creatures who’ve been living in the airline’s coat of arms for over 100 years. They hop out at every destination and love meeting new people and seeing new places. Look out for them at BA’s dedicated family check-in zone in Heathrow Terminal 5.
Source: British Airways