Usually when passengers find themselves sitting on a grounded commercial airplane, reactions range from impatience to downright anger.
But these are not usual times.
That’s one of several activities that Singapore Airlines is launching instead of what media reports have dubbed “flights to nowhere.”
The airline announced this week it was abandoning plans for destination-less flights — which were to take off and land at Singapore’s Changi Airport — in favor of ground-based activities designed to relive the feeling of air travel.
Three new ideas
Singapore Airlines is debuting three activities that replicate elements of flying — but without actually flying anywhere.
On Oct. 24 and 25, the airline will let customers dine inside an A380 double-decker superjumbo “restaurant.” Customers can eat Singapore Airlines dishes while watching movies on the plane’s in-flight entertainment system.
Bookings are $50 Singapore dollars ($37) to dine in economy class, SGD$300 ($220) for business class