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A380 Alternate Useage

Old 13th Oct 2020, 02:32
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A380 Alternate Useage

I applaud Singapore Airlines management for their creativeness while EK management continues to flounder in their ineptitude. For the 1st time in EK history they have been challenged to truly "manage" and you see how they are so unable to adapt outside their 25 year comfort zone:

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/reser...t-a30-sell-out

"It’s a statement we never thought we’d print on this website, yet here it is: The demand for airline food has reached unprecedented levels.

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has confirmed that seatings for its upcoming “Restaurant A380” — a limited-time dining experience hosted inside its grounded Airbus A380 at the Singapore Changi Airport, and featuring dishes from the carrier’s in-flight menu — have sold out within a half-hour of being made available to the public on Monday.

The airline has now added two additional seatings, and will also be looking at options to “potentially accommodate” those who missed out.


“We are grateful for the extremely strong support from our customers, and we look forward to welcoming them to Restaurant A380 @Changi,” said Lee Lik Hsin, Singapore AIrlies' executive vice president of commercial, said in a statement shared with Fox News on Monday morning. “We will also take a very close look at the wait list, and see how we could potentially accommodate some of those who are still interested in this unique dining experience.”

Singapore Airlines had announced this new “experience” less than two weeks ago, touting it as one of three “unique activities that would allow us to engage with our fans and customers” amid the pandemic. Additional “experiences” included family-friendly tours of the carrier's training facility, to start in late November, and its [email protected] meal kits, for those who want to try recreating the airline’s cuisine at home.

“These experiences offer something for everyone — from frequent flyers who miss our world-class in-cabin products and service, to couples and families who want an exclusive dining experience, and parents who are after an enjoyable activity-filled day with their children during the school holidays,” Singapore Airlines wrote in a press release issued on Sept. 29.

All three of these experience also came about after the airline ditched an idea to operate “flights to nowhere” amid concerns of the environmental impact of such trips.

However, it was the carrier’s idea for in-aircraft dining that really took off. In addition to dishes from the Singapore Airlines in-flight menu, guests at Restaurant A380 will be served international cuisine created specifically for the two-night event. Diners will also be treated to a pre-meal tour of the A380, as well as in-flight entertainment options while they eat. Upon leaving, each will receive take-home souvenirs from the airline, too.
Guests will be dining on a grounded Airbus A380 — the world's largest passenger jet. (eXm Company/H. Goussť/Singapore Airlines)

And the cost of this extremely plane dinner? Depending on the cabin class, prices range between $53.50 SGD (around $40) for Economy Class to $642 SGD (around $473) for a private Suite. Frequent flyers are also allowed to pay with their points.

The two-night event was originally scheduled to take place only on Oct. 24 and Oct. 25. Additional nights have been added for Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, the airline confirmed to Fox News. Anyone wishing to join the waitlist can currently do so at SIA's KrisShop.com."
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Old 13th Oct 2020, 07:24
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Let me see if I got it right. You think EK are mismanaging the situation because they haven't converted their 115 A380s into restaurants or offered 115 daily flights to nowhere.

Sorry to be devil's advocate but, honestly, I don't think they could do much more than what they are doing in the current situation in terms of utilising the airplanes.
I'm pretty sure they're losing money with the 3 A380's they are flying these days.
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Old 13th Oct 2020, 07:31
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Old 13th Oct 2020, 08:09
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From a couple of weeks ago....

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericteg.../#630b5132b159
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