Singaporeans sure are blessed with ways to enjoy aviation experiences without flying anywhere. From Singapore Airlines’ DIY at-home first class dining, to Singapore Airlines’ A380 restaurant, to a restaurant staffed by former Singapore Airlines cabin crew, to glamping at Changi Airport, there’s a lot to be enjoyed.
Now there’s yet another cool experience coming to Singapore…
Japan Rail Cafe selling Japan Airlines meals
Japan Rail Cafe is a travel-themed restaurant in Singapore. As you might guess based on the name, it has a particular focus on Japan and trains. The restaurant serves everything from Japanese food, to sake, to matcha lattes.
As reported by Mothership, the restaurant will have something for avgeeks come January. From January 2-31, 2021, Japan Rail Cafe and Japan Airlines will be collaborating to serve inflight meals on the ground.
The meals will be prepared by SATS, which is Japan Airlines’ inflight catering company in Singapore. Apparently only 600 meals will be available the entire month, so that comes out to an average of about 20 meals per day.
I could see demand for this being high, and it’s not yet known how exactly meals will be prioritized. Hopefully they come up with a better system than we have in the US for vaccine distribution.
What Japan Airlines meals will be on sale?
Meals will cost 23 SGD (~17 USD), and there will be a couple of options, including salmon miso yaki and chicken takiawase tamago. As you can see, they’ll come with sides, a dessert, and coffee or tea.
But wait, there’s more!
There won’t just be Japan Airlines inflight meals, but you’ll also be able to purchase some Japan Airlines souvenirs, including Japan Airlines chopstick holders, which I oh-so-desperately want.
On weekends there will even be Singapore-based Japan Airlines flight attendants demonstrating furoshiki gift wrapping and the art of origami.
In January Japan Airlines will be collaborating with Singapore’s Japan Rail Cafe to serve inflight meals, sell airline memorabilia, and have flight attendants on hand to interact with guests.
As a geek I feel like these concepts are totally underrated, and like we don’t really get enough of them in the US. Then again, I’m not sure what this concept would look like in the US — cubed cheese and snack mix, and flight attendants teaching the art of kicking people off planes? 😉
(Tip of the hat to SINJim)