Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be flying to NOWHERE soon. Passengers can take this new route and be amazed with the latest flight "destination" that they will be heading-Singapore. Known as "Flights To Nowhere", this new "route" is meant to help boost the airline ailing business in this pandemic. The plane will take off from Singapore's Changi Airport and fly to nowhere or in other words stay in the air for 3 hours before landing back at the Singapore Changi Airport. This has got to be one of the "coolest" new flights ever.
Getting ready for Flights To Nowhere
It is understandable that Singapore Airlines will launch this Flights To Nowhere as the Covid-19 virus has virtually caused most of the countries to close its borders and airports for international passengers. Scheduled to officially launch in October 2020, Flights to NOWHERE is seen as a desperate measure to help keep SIA afloat. So far SilkAir and Scoot which are part of the SIA group have been forced to cut around 4,300 positions and as many as 2,400 employees would be affected. Perhaps Flights to Nowhere can really help more people to keep their rice bowl during this time of uncertainty.
Singapore Airlines welcome you to...NOWHERE
According to a survey conducted on presumably 308 Singaporeans, 75% of them have said that they are willing to pay for the tickets for Flights To NOWHERE. Many of them (45%) as expressed their willingness to fork our $288 (RM874) an economy class seat while 40% mentioned they were willing to pay $588 (RM1,785) for a business class seat. In total 60% of the respondents claimed that they prefer the flight to last for two hours instead of 3. This shows that Singaporeans are really very patriotic and are willing to go the extra miles to help save their national airlines. Heck! They are even ready to fly to NOWHERE to help save their economy. *Salute* 💪
Flights To Nowhere is meant to boost the Singapore Airlines
Economy Class for Flights To Nowhere. Not bad.
So what food will served on Singapore Airlines Flights To Nowhere?
Indeed, such extreme situation (Covid-19 Pandemic) really calls for extreme measure and this has got to be one of the boldest ideas we have come across during this economic recession. However, these Flights to Nowhere still seem plausible compared to the Taiwanese (Songshan Airport) "Fake Flights" that were introduced back in July. Unlike Flights to Nowhere, these Fake Flights did not leave the ground and the passengers were merely in the stationary airplanes that did not take off. Perhaps these will now be the new ways for us to "travel"?
Flights To Nowhere Business Class?
I don't mind being in the business class of Flights To Nowhere
Thankfully in Malaysia, our airlines can still operate and fly to different cities within the country. From KL, one could fly to Penang, Langkawi, Ipoh, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu just to name a few. Glad that we could still cuti-cuti Malaysia right? But if AirAsia or Mas were to offer Flights To Nowhere, will you be willing to pay to fly to Nowhere? As much as I felt (initially) that this idea was crazy and absurd, I must admit that the Singapore Airlines Flight To Nowhere is a brilliant idea to keep the country's airlines afloat. What say you?
Flights To Nowhere could help save jobs for sure!
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