Young flyers can travel in fun-filled style this summer with an innovative ride-on suitcase available from British Airways. The airline company, one of the main operators linking the UK with Gibraltar Airport, has partnered with Trunki to create the exclusive design.
Named Amelia the Aeroplane, the limited edition luggage is inspired by Amelia Earhart, an aviation pioneer who was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The 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. Retailing at £45, the suitcase is available from Shop Trunki.
According to British Airways, Trunki’s ethos is to make travelling fun for children, while allowing parents to navigate the airport conveniently. The Trunki has a comfortable saddle, horn grips and carry handles, and is spacious enough to fit all essential flight items. It has been sustainably produced in the UK through carbon-neutral manufacturing, is packaged in eco-friendly materials and is fully recyclable.
“We love seeing children travelling around the airport on or with a Trunki,” says British Airways head of brand and marketing Hamish McVey, “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.”
Adds Rob Law, creator and CEO of Trunki , “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!”
British Airways says the 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.”