Would You Pay $540 To Dine On a Grounded Airplane?



Got champagne wishes and caviar dreams? Jet-setting to exotic islands might be impossible now with border restrictions still tightly in place, but All Nippon Airways (ANA) has found a different use for its aircrafts for the time being. On April 1st, ANA began an 11-day dining service called Winged Restaurant, where diners can board a parked Boeing 777 jet just to dine in first or business class seats. Though the plane isn’t going anywhere, the prices for the meals are sky-high. A 6-course meal in business class costs $270, while a full-course meal in first-class will set you back a whopping $540. You can choose between a Japanese or Western menu for lunch or dinner, with the Western menu offering a choice between meat and fish. All options come with endless wine and champagne. Although the price may still not have you convinced, the experience is a bargain, given that a long-haul first-class flight could cost upwards of $4,500. Of course, you may have trouble booking a reservation, as Tokyo Airport reports that the dinners were sold out on the first night.