More than 400 people dine on parked Singapore Airlines planes as part of A380 restaurant experience
Hundreds of travel-starved diners ate lunch and watched seat-back films aboard two parked Singapore Airlines jets turned into pop-up restaurants ...
About half the seats were left empty, in keeping with social-distancing guidelines.AdvertisementCalvin Teo, a 29-year-old civil servant and aviation buff, paid S$321 (US$236) to be served a six-course meal in business class, saying he missed flying and hoped to recreate the experience.
Diners watch movies while dining in business class AFP/ROSLAN RAHMANREAD: From trips to nowhere to 'flying lessons', how airlines are keeping afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic"Of course the feeling of actually flying will be better, because there's the excitement of going to a new destination, to explore a new destination, and even though we can't do it now due to COVID-19, this is a good substitute for now, to recreate the feels of taking a long-haul flight," he told AFP.
The most expensive option is a S$642 eight-course meal in a first-class suite, while the cheapest costs S$53 and consists of a three-course meal in economy class.A limited number of diners were also able to tour the double-decker aircraft and take selfies with pilots in the cockpit.
Diners still had to check in for their dining experience AFP/ROSLAN RAHMANThe tarmac meals proved surprisingly popular – the airline announced six additional sessions after more than 900 lunch tickets sold out within 30 minutes of bookings opening earlier this month.
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this is called making profit frm thin air. To haters out there, if you have good idea for SQ to stay afloat without ability to fly, please let them know. They are only trying to survive, why criticize them so much? The pricing is equivalent to one month grocery shopping for home cook. Now it is time to save money on rainy days
These people really that desperate to get on the plane again meh? Come on lah life isn't just about travelling lah bruh... No distancing in this restaurant Idiots. Business Class six course meal costs S$321. It includes the signature Satay Starter, Appetiser, main course, dessert, cheese & fruit platter. Food: 8.5/10 😊 we loved the experience! SingaporeAir
Business Class six course meal costs S$321. It includes the signature Satay Starter, Appetiser, main course, dessert, cheese & fruit platter. A trip to nowhere, great idea SingaporeAir .... how was the food? Same as real flying ? Sad life ,im not jealous but the truth is can only afford meal on the land
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