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Take A Flight To Nowhere
« on: August 23, 2020, 11:24:30 AM »
As airlines desperately need some income all sorts of ideas are coming, like a A Flight To Nowhere, For those missing travel, Taiwan's Songshan airport has put its largest Airbus A330 to some fun use! It's stationed and being used to let passengers board it to experience travelling, just not flying. What a remarkable way to educate people about the situation & the airport's safety progress.



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Re: Take A Flight To Nowhere - Plane crazy
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2020, 04:41:42 PM »
With travel limited, plane cafes take off in Thailand  bangkokpost.com
With millions around the world stuck at home due to the pandemic, "plane cafes" in Thailand are offering customers the chance to pretend they are in the sky -- and the idea seems to have taken off. On board a retired commercial airplane in the coastal city of Pattaya, coffee drinkers make themselves comfy on first-class-style seats and pose for photos by the overhead lockers.

Boarding passes in hand, some "passengers" even opt for a tour of the cockpit. "With this cafe I can sit in first class and also mess around in the cockpit pretending to be the captain of the plane," 26-year-old Thipsuda Faksaithong told AFP.
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THAI offers cockpit experience through flight simulator  nationthailand.com
Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) is offering a dream flight package in a flight simulator for those interested in enhancing their aviation experience.

Squadron Leader Soradech Namruangsri, THAI executive vice president of operations, said that in order to generate additional income for the organisation when the company is yet to resume normal operations, the airline has provided opportunities for interested people and those who have dreams of flying in the sky on their own to see beautiful views from the perspective of the plane's cockpit.

THAI will offer the special experience in the flight simulator room, he said. The flight simulator room of THAI is accredited to international standards and is the most realistic in Thailand. This facility is normally used for training Thai Airways pilots only, he added.

Interested persons can inquire more details about expenses and booking flight packages in the flight simulator room from THAI FlyEx. Contact via: facebook.com

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Re: Take A Flight To Nowhere
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2020, 05:25:01 PM »
It is good to see that Thai are trying to make use of currently under used facilities and staff.  However, for those customers wanting  the full restaurant dining experience , they should add a 2 hour wait to get into the restaurant to allow for check-in, security and passport control plus a further 2 hours wait at the end of the meal for passport control and baggage reclaim.
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Re: Take A Flight To Nowhere
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2020, 06:33:53 PM »
I wonder just how much there meals are - anything like the airfare  :-[
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Re: Take A Flight To Nowhere - glass of wine anyone
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2020, 12:16:15 AM »
Plane cafes are not a new thing - been around for a long time after a few large ones you might like to fasten your seat belt. lol.
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Re: Take A Flight To Nowhere
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2020, 02:06:05 PM »
12 Most Sensational Airplane Restaurant & Cafe  2017

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Re: Take A Flight To Nowhere
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2020, 10:42:56 AM »
On the subject of airways selling food Thai appears to have finally found a winning formula

Cash-strapped THAI finds winning formula with deep-fried dough sticks

Thai Airways International (THAI) appears to have finally found a winning formula – Youtiao or deep-fried dough sticks served up with taro custard.

There were long queues of people waiting to sample the treat when airline staff started frying up the treat outside THAI headquarters near Silom Road from 6.30am on Wednesday (September 16).

Every Bt50 serving of three sticks of fried dough with a cup of purple taro custard had been bought up by 9.30am.

This combination is available at the main Puff and Pie outlet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at the Or Tor Kor Market outlet on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and every day at Puff and Pie outlets in Thai Airways’ Rak Khun Thao Fa building and at Don Mueang Airport.

The cash-strapped airline has had to shift its focus to catering now that flights have come to a halt due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Re: Take A Flight To Nowhere - flying hotel
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2020, 10:58:29 AM »

Airlines in Japan eye scenic flights to cover losses amid pandemic

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and with the spread of the novel coronavirus causing a dive in the use of passenger planes, major airlines are focusing on “scenic flights,” by utilising planes that are not in service.

In what seems to be a vain effort to make up for the loss of revenue caused by the drop in flights, the concept is gaining popularity and tickets are selling out.

The world’s largest double-decker Airbus, the A380, which is also known as a “flying hotel,” normally operates on flights to Hawaii.

However, due to low demand, the Hawaii route is currently out of service and the plane has not been used.

In its second attempt following one in August, All Nippon Airways (ANA) flew the A380 on a 90-minute scenic flight over Mt. Fuji, Nagoya and Miyakejima island, then back to Narita, on the Sunday of the four-day weekend.

Both flights of about 350 seats, including economy class (from ¥14,000) (S$185) and first class (¥50,000) were sold out.

A 39-year-old office worker from Wakayama City said, “I rarely have the opportunity to fly on the A380. Even with the coronavirus crisis, my spirits will be lifted.”

Japan Airlines (JAL) will also begin operating flight tours — which have already sold out — on Saturday that will depart Narita Airport in the evening to enjoy a three-and-a-half-hour tour of the country’s starry skies and night scenery.

Jetstar Japan, a low-cost carrier (LCC) based in Narita, Chiba Prefecture, will operate in cooperation with Air Charter Japan, a Tokyo-based company that organises charter flights, among other businesses.

The company will offer tours in October for junior high and high school students to experience the work of pilots and flight attendants on board the aircraft.

Profits from such flights are limited for airlines. However, aircraft need to be flown on a regular basis for maintenance and other reasons, and the major ariliners will make use of the opportunity to fly on these excursions.

Prof. Hajime Tozaki of J.F. Oberlin University analyses that “there will be competition in the development of scenic flight services and this could become a promising market in the airline industry.”

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Re: would you take a cruise to nowhere
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2020, 07:55:05 PM »
Singapore to resume cruises to nowhere for residents from November
Two cruise lines have been given the green light to offer "cruises to nowhere" from Singapore starting in November, following the development of a set of safety guidelines to prevent the on-board spread of the coronavirus.

These will be round trip cruises with no ports of call.  straitstimes.com

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Singapore Airlines said all seats on its Airbus A380 pop-up restaurants were reserved within 30 minutes of bookings opening on Monday
A meal in a suite costs S$642 let me see that's err! :o 

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Re: Take A Flight To Nowhere - just look at the queues
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2020, 03:01:58 PM »
just look at the queues at 50 bht a pop, i read there sold out by 8am. all this time have they been in the wrong game.



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Thai Airways fried donuts are so popular they have now opened in Chang Mai - some buying ten bags at a time.


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