No one likes airplane food, and flight attendants aren’t exactly mixologists, so it’s weird that there’s a fetish for the service carts used to bring you those sky-high victuals. But when Australia’s Qantas Airways recently decommissioned their fleet of 747s, and put 1,000 747 bar carts up for sale, all of them sold out within minutes.
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Granted, the Qantas carts were stocked with mini-bottles of booze and Commonwealth snacks like Tim Tams, but the asking price of AUD $1,474 (USD $1,035) sounded kind of steep to me. Then I looked it up, and that seems close to the going rate. On Etsy this TWA-branded bar cart is going for USD $1,213…
…this TransAero model runs $995…
…and these half-size Primera Air carts are going for $788.
I’m not sure why there’s such demand for a storage object with such a narrow range of applications. But with airlines going the way they are now, I’m guessing there will soon be a lot more of these on the market. If you wanna cash in on the trend, start looking to buy them from the source.