While green lanes and travel bubbles are slowly opening up, the reality is it will be a while until we’re able to fly as freely or frequently as we did before 2020. Sadly, it’s unlikely to ever return to the level of the spontaneity we had in the past.
Pre-pandemic, airline food wasn’t exactly something people raved about resulting in many airlines enlisting celebrity chefs to spice up their menus. However, months of being grounded have given the entire flying experience—food included—a brand new sheen.
Singapore residents are generally keen travellers and with many of us travel-starved, any chance to head to Changi Airport and sit inside a plane, a retrofitted A380-800 at that, is quite a draw. So it’s not surprising that the Singapore Airlines Restaurant A380 @ Changi received such a warm reception when it was first announced, so much so the slots for the exclusive experience sold out in just 30 minutes.
Singapore Airlines is running the pop-up restaurant over this weekend and the next (October 24, 25, and 31 as well as November 1) with two seatings a day (lunch and dinner) on two of their jumbo aircraft. Of course, given the demand, there are murmurings of an extension but no definitive news yet.
So what is it like to dine aboard the Restaurant A380? Here’s the play by play: