This is what goes inside a jumbo jet

Staff at British Airways have created this huge image of a jumbo jet – made from all the items that have to be loaded on it before it can take to the skies.

The Plane

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A typical jumbo jet carries – among other things – 1263 items of metal crockery, 2000 ice-cubes, 700 small cans of fizzy drinks, 435 air-sickness bags, 337 headrest covers and 58 toilet rolls.

To demonstrate all these different items, and the huge logistical effort it takes to load them on to planes, BA created an image using examples of all the items.

The plane itself is made using pillowcases, sleeping bags, china and headrest covers, while the sky is Club World blankets and blue kitchen roll.

Pillowcases, towels and toilet roll feature as clouds, while bags of nuts make up the aircraft windows.

The BA staff also created a London skyline, featuring a Shard made from tea-bags, and a Gherkin made from socks…

Windows made from bags of nuts

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Windows made from bags of nuts

Tower Bridge made from slippers

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Tower Bridge made from slippers

Tailfin made from headset bags and seatbelts

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Tailfin made from headset bags and seatbelts

Shard made from teabags

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Shard made from teabags

London Eye made from teapot, cutlery china and socks

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London Eye made from teapot, cutlery china and socks

Gherkin made from socks

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Gherkin made from socks

Engines made from Skyflyer packs, china and headrests

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Engines made from Skyflyer packs, china and headrests

Big Ben made from airsickness bags

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Big Ben made from airsickness bags

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