A Seasoned Aircraft is Now a Luxury Restaurant
Flying is a pretty cool experience. I love everything about the whole experience – all the people rushing around the airport, the big terminals, professional staff, amazing machinery, crazy speeds, great views from the window, and oh year – flying gets you to some pretty amazing places.
What if I told you that in Wuhan, China, you can now experience being in an aircraft without having to pay $500+ for a flight?
A Chinese businessman purchased a plane from Batavia Air, an Indonesian airline that went bankrupt, for a price of nearly $5.5million. It was disassembled and shipped to Wuhan, where it now stands in the middle of a popular shopping street attracting locals and tourists alike.
Guests can expect to receive the full-flight experience (minus the flying, of course). This entails waiting in a ‘departure hall’ for an available seat, then boarding via an air bridge where flight attendants will then show you to your seats.
The restaurant’s flight attendants must meet the height requirements set by actual Chinese airlines, which is 5″9 for men and 5″5 for women, and must have experience or education in the aircraft industry.
The aircraft restaurant has four foreign chefs and five separate menus depending on the ‘route’ the plane is taking. American, German, and French cuisine will be served for a price of $30-$45.
If that experience is not enough for aircraft lovers in China, guests are able to enter the flight cockpit for a small price for a simulation experience and then invited to experience the aircraft-themed amusement park next door.
This is not the first novelty aircraft experience. Earlier this year a Boeing 747 was transported to the desert in Nevada for the Burning Man Festival where people were able to enter for performances and workshops.