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"Chicken, Fish Or Durian?" Thai Airways Opens Airplane Themed Restaurant

How much are you missing flying right now? Enough to step into the Thai Airways themed restaurant and order off the menu plane food?

How much are you missing flying right now? Enough to step into the Thai Airways themed restaurant and order off the menu plane food?

Thai Airways has branched out into the world of on the ground hospitality and opened an airplane themed cafe and restaurant at its HQ in Bangkok, giving travellers who are missing flying, a little taste of the skies.

The experience

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‘Passengers’ can enter the restaurant via the air stairs, as if they’re actually boarding an aircraft.

They are then shown to their seats, which consist of both economy and business class. The tables look like aircraft parts and there is flight inspired artwork throughout the restaurant, showing the airline’s commitment to the fun, aviation theme.

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On the menu, you’ll find a selection of dishes, from pasta beef bolognese to smoked salmon caesar salad and chicken tikka, with a selection of desserts to finish. Prices range from 55 to 180 baht (approx $2.50 to $8 AUD).

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The Thai Airways Headquarters restaurant is rather new, however, Thai Airways has been offering airplane food delivery for a few months, to save perfectly edible food and drink going to waste.

Guests who eat at the restaurant will receive an electronic boarding pass to take home as a 2020 travel souvenir, showing their fare class with ‘THA’ as the airline and ‘HDQ’ as the airport.

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If you happen to be in Bangkok and fancy getting your fix of ‘flying’ – make sure you go within the rather limited opening hours of Wednesday to Friday from 7am to 2pm.

The hot food service begins at 9am, perhaps to recreate the confusion of what time it is while you’re flying. Dinner and blueberry cheesecake in the morning? Don’t mind if we do…

What airline do you think will be next?

We wonder if Qantas will be keen to open a similar restaurant in Sydney?

We promise we’ll never moan about plane food ever again!