travelNow you possibly can pay $126 to expertise what it is wish to be a Thai Airways flight attendant
Flights may need halted, however who says you possibly can’t board a aircraft in any case?
Should you’ve ever puzzled what it is wish to jet throughout the globe within the identify of labor, here is your likelihood to stroll a day in a flight attendant’s sneakers too.
Underneath Thai Airway’s Thai Flight Coaching Academy, members of the general public are welcome aboard as cabin crew trainees of their Be Our Visitor, Be Our Crew programme — a newly-launched initiative to assist deal with the drastic fall in demand for air journey through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Inside an Airbus A380 simulator, trainees don the Thai Airways uniform (full with professionally carried out make-up and hair) and undergo the movement of a daily cabin crew’s duties, together with, and never restricted to: conducting security demonstrations, getting ready meals and serving passengers.
And sure, there will be real-life passengers too, performed by your pals and/or members of the family. If the concept of watching them dig into the delicious inflight meals ready by the airways’ kitchen provides you FOMO, relaxation assured your meals are catered for too.
There’ll even be skilled photographers on board to seize the second for you.
Charges for the four-hour course begins at 2,900 baht (S$126) to serve in Economic system class and prices 600 baht extra for Enterprise class. Whereas the primary ‘flight’ took off final weekend, sign-ups are nonetheless out there for the upcoming flight in October.
For these searching for one thing somewhat completely different, the Thai Flight Coaching Academy additionally affords different programmes, reminiscent of a flight simulator course for aspiring pilots, security coaching for cabin emergency evacuation (consists of sliding down the aircraft’s emergency slide) and a cooking course with the airways’ personal cooks! There’s additionally a Thai Airways-themed cafe if the meals is what you are into.
Because the airline trade takes a beating as a result of coronavirus, different international locations have additionally launched their very own distinctive programmes to mitigate the losses suffered.
Brunei and Taiwan, for instance, have launched what they name “scenic flights” by permitting passengers to board flights to nowhere that may land again on residence soil inside a number of hours.
Following go well with, Singapore Airways is also trying to launch their very own flights to nowhere, although reactions to this point have been blended.