Singapore Airlines (SIA), like many airlines around the world, are in the fight for survival as the coronavirus pandemic halted overseas travel.
The airline has recently (29 Sept) unveiled a series of three experiences: a meal onboard an Airbus A380, a tour of SIA’s training facilities, and home delivery of First and Business Class meals.
SIA noted that all three experiences will be available for booking via KrisShop.com, and that KrisFlyer members can redeem their miles on their purchase.
However, some of the menus and prices of the airline’s [email protected], that is supposed to be opened for booking beginning on 5 October 2020, were found to have already been listed on KrisShop last night.
Some netizens who spotted the listings on KrisShop have circulated screenshots of the listing on Hardware Zones forum on Wednesday (30 Sept) before the listings were taken down from the website.
Based on the listings, the SIA Wine and Dine’s Singapore to Tokyo Kyo-Kaiseki Menu for First Class fliers is priced at S$498. The 10-course menu is for two persons, which is designed by Michelin-starred chef Yoshihiro Murata, the chef-owner of Kikunoi in Kyoto and Tokyo.
The package also comes with two 180ml bottles of sake and a bottle of wine, SIA’s signature satay, as well as a Singapore Airlines First Class Lalique unisex amenity kit.
The food will be delivered in chilled vacuum packs, and is good for consumption up until a day after delivery if stored in the refrigerator. Reheating and plating guides will be provided, and customers can opt for a “Book the Chef” service as well.
The Milelion reported that the price of the six menus was also published on KrisShop last night but has since been removed.
Qantas sells 1,000 fully stocked bar carts from retired 747
The Australian airline Qantas, on the other hand, has decided to sell 1,000 bar carts from the airline’s recently retired Boeing 747.
Bloomberg reported on 24 September that a full-size cart will cost for A$1,474.70 (S$1,443), while a half cart costs A$974.70 (S$953).
The bar carts were on sale through the airline’s frequent-flyer wine business.
Each bar cart is stocked with 40 mini bottles of white wine, 40 mini bottles of red wine, and one bottle of champagne. It also includes two business class amenity kits, two sets of pajamas, and one first-class rug.
Qantas told Business Insider that all 1,000 carts were sold out within two hours.