Cabin fever has got us good and when an opportunity arises to get back on a beautiful A380 aircraft, albeit at a standstill, people will pay big bucks, for dates on a plane.
You may have seen that Singapore Airlines (SIA) decided to ditch the flight to nowhere and instead decided to turn two of its grounded A380’s into pop-up restaurants at Changi Airport.
Well, it turns out grounded travellers are extremely hungry for just a taste of the flying experience, as keen diners paid up to $650 per head for a date-night ticket to this stationary aircraft restaurant.
To eat plane food, may I add.
Diners aboard the double-decker A380 can choose between different cabin classes and menus designed by international chefs. They can also watch in-flight movies and TV shows while dining, to make the experience even more ‘real’.
Guests can opt for a meal from the standard Singapore Airlines menu, with $650 buying the full works in an A380 suite – or $55 per head for the standard tray meal in economy.
Frequent flyers could also cash in points towards a meal.
Passengers will be given goodie bags and the airline says those who wear ‘traditional clothing’ to dine will receive additional gifts.
What does ‘traditional clothing’ even mean?!
Whenever it means, travellers were KEEN and Singapore Airlines’ unique dining experience sold out in less than half an hour!
There is now a waitlist, that Singapore residents can join.
Diners in Singapore who have aircraft date night FOMO can opt to pay a little over $900 for the airline’s first-class at-home dining experience, created by SIA’s world-renowned International Culinary Panel chefs and paired with a choice of wine or champagne that has been selected by SIA’s Wine Panel experts.
The at-home bonanza even includes a welcome video, delivery of tableware, slippers, and amenity kits, as well as guides on how to heat and plate the dishes and “a specially curated playlist to recreate the SIA onboard experience.”
Another curious perk that we don’t have the foggiest what it actually means. But it sounds cool and we totally understand how these fun travel dining treats have been such a hit.
Bring on the Singapore travel bubble!
Are you keen to board once more?
A few airlines are branching out and offering creative experiences while the international borders remain closed.
Qantas’ flight to nowhere last weekend was also a huge hit, with tickets selling out in 10 minutes. The joy flight saw 150 lucky passengers take a once-in-a-lifetime aerial tourism flight over some of Australia’s most iconic destinations.
It’s clear to see that we’re all craving to get back into the skies once more, but until that happens, you can enjoy all the fun and unique experiences on offer right now.
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