Why would someone pay more than $300 for a flight that’s not just going nowhere — it’s parked on the tarmac — and for food that you can get at any other fine dining restaurant (for less)? I had the opportunity to find out when guests and media were invited to the launch of Singapore Airlines’ Restaurant A380 on Saturday (Oct 24).
Perhaps a testament to how travel-hungry Singaporeans are, more than 900 seats were sold out within 30 minutes of their launch for the lunch events on Oct 24 and Oct 25. Dinner slots were subsequently included to cater to the demand.
For the price of $321 for a Business Class seat, you’d get not just a six-course meal but also a chance to tour the entire SIA Airbus A380 double-decker superjumbo, including a peek into Suites Class and the cockpit. For those wondering, a Suites meal costs $642 per person.
For three-course meals on premium economy and economy, they are priced at $96.30 and $53.50 respectively.