Source: British Airways

  • 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

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!”

Watch the airline’s youngest travellers race around the airport on Amelia the Aeroplane Trunki below:

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