As new aircraft models are launched the airlines often do fun, interesting and new things to attract additional business and help cover the costs of those multi-million dollar pieces of equipment. When the Airbus A380 went into service things like double beds (Singapore Air) and showers (Emirates) came about. With the eventual entry into service of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner there are similar promises of grandeur and benefits being made. Sortof.
Thomson Airways, the UK-based charter/tour operator, is expecting to take delivery of their first 787 in a bit more than 18 months. And they are starting the PR push now. Among the benefits being touted, more legroom in long haul economy that any other European leisure airline, in-flight broadband internet access and aromatherapy fragrances. The carrier also intends to fit the plane with a bar area that will provide, among other things, unlimited fresh fruit smoothies and mineral water.
Yup, all-you-can-drink smoothies. That’s something to look forward to in the air.
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I love the breakfast/wake-up fruit smoothies served in Air NZ business class, and can’t wait for the next one in a couple of days time.
How ’bout an espresso bar?
If you’re looking for espresso or cappuccino there are options. Continental serves them in BusinessFirst on their 777 and 767 aircraft. And American Airlines just started with a fancy illy issimo coffee service on some transcon flights (Flagship routes AFAIK). Doesn’t do much for me since I hate coffee, but I can understand some folks like the stuff.
Cool, I have my first ever BF flight coming up. Guess I won’t sleep much on that flight to MUC 😉
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