Singapore Airlines has today released details of the pricing for its A380 restaurant. The experience, taking place towards the end of October, can be enjoyed by ‘passengers’ for between SG$50 ($37) and SG$600 ($440), depending on the cabin class.
A380 restaurant pricing unveiled
For two days only, Singapore Airlines is turning one of its iconic Airbus A380s into a restaurant. The plane won’t take off. Instead, it will remain on the ground at Changi, acting as a stationary dining experience for those missing the opportunity to scoff some of Singapore Airlines’ wonderful inflight feasts.
The airline revealed its plans for the A380 restaurant earlier this week, but details were limited. Now, we know a lot more about what the experience will involve, including how much you’ll need to shell out to get a seat on the A380 at Changi.
Just like the real deal, diners can opt for a variety of classes onboard the A380. This ranges from the comfortable economy cabin, with its 32-inch pitch seating and 10.6-inch IFE screen to the gold standard first class Suites, a fully private room with a full-sized bed and separate adjustable leather seat.
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Cheap and cheerful in economy
For those just looking for a taste of the experience without breaking the bank, Singapore Airlines has priced the economy class offering at a very affordable SG$50 ($37) per person. This will get guests a typical economy class meal, a couple of alcoholic drinks, and some special limited edition souvenirs.
For a bit of an upgrade on that, passengers can opt for the premium economy class. Here, seats are upholstered in leather and boast a 38-inch pitch. The calf rests, winged headrests and footrests will make for a comfortable moment of relaxation after the meal, and the 13.3 inch full HD IFE screen means a more enjoyable KrisWorld experience. Prices here are SG$90 ($66) per person.
All passengers will have access to the inimitable Singapore Airlines KrisWorld inflight entertainment during the experience. This opens up more than 1,000 entertainment options, ranging from the latest films to music and TV shows. Those who turn up in heritage wear, such as a saree or batik shirt, will receive a special gift, regardless of class.
Upgrade to premium classes for more fun
For the really premium experience, Singapore Airlines has opened up its business and first class cabins for its diners too. The airline flies three versions of the A380, so without knowing which particular plane is going to be used for the experience, it’s hard to put a number on how many places will be available.
Business class ranges from 60 to 82 seats on the A380 and features a 1-2-1 layout with 34 inch wide seats. The seat converts into a fully flat bed, although it’s not clear if diners will be allowed to take a post-meal nap. Probably not. Pricing here is SG$300 ($220) per person.
First class suites number either six or 12 depending on the aircraft. To get a seat in the suites for the meal, it’s a slightly eyewatering SG$600 ($440) per person. However, if you, like so many of us, are unlikely to ever be able to afford to fly long-haul in one of these suites, it’s a great way to experience one of the most luxurious products in the sky.
The suites come with a separate standalone bed, as well as a luxurious leather seat, hand-stitched by Italian craftsmen Poltrona Frau. Every suite has a door, making them incredibly private, and the 23 inch personal TV screen is one of the biggest around.
What we don’t know yet
Reservations for the A380 restaurant at Changi are opening from October 12th, with the experience going ahead on October 24th and 25th. The airline has said there will be limited spaces available for a pre-lunch tour of the A380 on the day too.
Passengers can also redeem KrisFlyer miles for their seats on the A380 restaurant. The pricing for this ranges from 6,250 miles for economy up to 75,000 miles for a suite. However, as One Mile At A Time points out, this is an exchange rate of just 0.8 SGD per mile, which isn’t the best value.
However, while the pricing has been revealed, there’s still a lot we don’t know. Most importantly, there has been no reveal of the menu and how it varies between classes. The airline has said that the meals will feature “international cuisines and the best dishes from our Peranakan menu, specially designed for Restaurant A380 @Changi by acclaimed Singaporean chef Shermay Lee.” Details, we assume, will follow.
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