SINGAPORE, Oct 1, 2020, ST. A three-hour lunch in the economy class cabin of a Singapore Airlines (SIA) Airbus A-380 will cost $50, The Straits Times reported.
For those who want a better experience, the price goes up to $600 for lunch in the ultra first-class suites.
Meanwhile, a behind-the-scenes tour at SIA’s training facility will cost $15 for children between three and 12 years old, and $30 for adults.
Various add-ons, such as $500 for a flight simulator experience for up to three participants, can also be bought on top of the basic tour tickets.
Getting food delivered to the doorstep, though, will be more expensive. Prices will start from $288 for a business-class meal for two and $448 for a first-class meal. These meals will come with a bottle of wine and amenity kits.
The prices stated exclude the 7 per cent GST that customers will also have to pay.
The details were announced by SIA on Thursday (Oct 1), following its decision to launch three new initiatives to engage customers on the ground amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
These initiatives will be done on a limited basis, although a spokesman said SIA will assess the demand before deciding whether to launch additional programmes.
Makansutra founder K.F. Seetoh said many people are unlikely to be willing to pay $288 or $448 for vacuum packed food for two, that they have to heat up themselves, even if delivered to their homes.
And while he acknowledged that SIA engages top chefs to design the menus, the meals here are prepared by caterers and not the chefs themselves.
Mr Aaron Wong, who founded the Milelion website which tracks how to best make use of flight rewards, expects the in-flight dining and tours to be more popular than the home delivered meals.
He said: “The tour is a rare chance for the public to get a first-hand look behind the scenes at SIA’s training facilities, which would be impossible for non-media during regular times.”
With the Covid-19 pandemic accelerating the retirement of the A-380 plane worldwide, there may also be fewer opportunities “to experience the largest aircraft in the world”, he said.
These are the various offerings:
RESTAURANT A380 @ CHANGI
Temporary conversion of an A-380 plane into a restaurant. Bookings from Oct 12.
|Cabin class||Price (excluding GST)||Miles redemption|
|Economy||$50||6,250 KrisFlyer miles|
|Premium Economy||$90||11,250 KrisFlyer miles|
|Business||$300||37,500 KrisFlyer miles|
|Suites||$600||75,000 KrisFlyer miles|
INSIDE SINGAPORE AIRLINES
A tour of SIA’s training facility. Bookings from Nov 1.
|Ticket type||Price (excluding GST)|
|Adult admission ticket*
*Inclusive of free meal
|Child admission ticket (for ages 3-12)*
*Inclusive of free meal
|Add-on flight simulator experience*
*Price is for a group booking for a 30min session in the flight simulator. Up to three participants can take part in each session.
|Add-on: Junior cabin crew experience*
*Each child will be gifted their own SIA sarong kebaya uniform
|Add-on: Wine appreciation experience||$38|
|Add-on: Grooming workshop*
*Participants will get a gift of a Lancome make-up palette
SIA @ HOME
Delivery of first- or business-class meals to homes. Bookings from Oct 5.
|Package||Inclusions||Price (excluding GST)|
|Wine and Dine First Class||A first-class meal for two based on choice of menu, comprising its signature satay canape, Oscietra caviar, appetiser, main course and dessert. Main course options include international cuisine favourites such as poached lobster and Kyo-Kaiseki.
Customers may also select either a bottle of Burgundy red or white wine. In addition, they will receive a pair of first-class amenity kits.
Add-ons available to upgrade the wine to a champagne or include tableware and more of amenities.
|Starting from $448|
|Wine and Dine Business Class||A business-class meal for two based on choice of menu, comprising its signature satay canape, appetiser, main course and dessert. Main course options include international cuisine favourites such as Hanakoireki and roasted lamb loin.
Customers may also select either a bottle of French wine or brut champagne. In addition, they will receive a pair of business-class amenity kits.
Add-ons available to include tableware and more of amenities.
|Starting from $288|