The most unusual service airlines in different countries
Choose a neighbor in flight, an opened air and sleep on the bed - we picked the most interesting services to airlines around the world.
The choice of the neighbor
Where: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Netherlands)
No matter how smart or was on-board service, a neighbor who does not fit in his seat and took another half you can spoil everything. To protect passengers from blind chance, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines staff offer couples the choice of service.
This can be done in the "My Journey" on the company's website during check-in. You will need to log into your account in social networks and choose a profile data that you choose to share with other passengers. Map of seats you will see accounts of those who have already registered, and their chosen location. It remains to find the traveler interest and register a place next to him. Vacant seat with a more congenial passenger - please! Nothing can be changed only when there was one hour before departure.
Where: Singapore Airlines (Singapore), Qatar Airways (Qatar)
Cost: Free of Singapore Airlines, from € 9 per person from Qatar Airways
Sometimes transfer to a connecting flight of several hours. To travelers do not waste time, some carriers offer free tours.
Thus, Singapore Airlines organizes two rounds: "Heritage" and "City Lights". Origin conducted between 09:00 and 18:00, and the second - between 18:00 and 22:00. However, to go to them only in the event that between flights of five hours and a half (since the tour itself lasts two and a half hours). To join the tour and visit Chinatown, tropical gardens "Gardens by the Bay" and see some of the other places of the city, just register at the reception free tour Changi airport no later than an hour before the start of the tour. You can book a tour and prior to arrival at the airline.
Qatar Airways provides transit passengers to visit the four main attractions of the capital of Qatar: an artificial island The Pearl Qatar, Qatar Cultural Village, oriental bazaar Souq Waqif and Museum of Islamic Art. The first tour begins at 08:00, and the last - at 20:00. Duration of the tour - 2 hours 40 minutes. Excursions to visit the transit time between flights should be more than five hours. And you can sign up for it at the airport or pre-Hamad on the airline.
Where: Etihad Airways (UAE)
Flight attendant will do everything to make your stay on board was comfortable, even substitute you with a small child, until you moved to the toilet. In the United Arab Emirates went further: from September 2013 introduced a service "Flying nanny" on all flights.
Airlines have signed a contract for training with the British College Norland College, specializing in the education of children of preschool age. Now, while the parents read, watch movies or just sleeping, "flying nannies" play with young passengers, draw, show them the tricks involved with them origami, puppet theater on the spot. Find 'flying nanny "in the cabin is not difficult - it is dressed in an orange apron. Its services are free.
If a child between 5 and 12 years of age commits a flight, order tracking. Its value depends on the direction of flight and is $ 60-100. For children older than 12 years of support is not necessary.
Chat one flight
Where: Virgin America (USA), Alaska Airlines (USA)
Communication - an important component of a good trip, decided in these airlines and passengers began to unite one flight in a chat room. To join, simply connect your smartphone to your Wi-Fi and follow the instructions in your browser. Chats available to users of iMessage, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. Now you can discuss anything with your fellow passengers, ask for advice from experienced travelers, and perhaps even find fellow travelers who decide to accompany you along the route. Electronic devices only need to be turned off during takeoff and landing. Service is not available on flights departing to Hawaii, Mexico and Latin America.
The stewardesses in bikinis
Where: VietJet Air (Vietnam)
Gathered to go to a resort town in the Vietnamese low-cost airlines, you can forget about sleep. At least men count on it just do not have, as the flight attendants walk around the cabin only in red and yellow bikini. Moreover, when the plane rises high enough, they also organize dance shows in their seductive outfits.
By the selection of flight attendants in the company strictly fit: it is important to not only have professional skills and good health, but also meet the criteria of Centerfolds. Such a marketing ploy brought owner Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao lot of criticism of the airline. But also made her billionaire. Places to VietJet Air planes are always sold out pretty quickly.
Where: Air New Zealand (New Zealand)
Price: The price of tickets for the three seats, of which a third is available at a discount
To get to New Zealand from most countries in the world - is a difficult task, and Air New Zealand understands this. airline employees came up with an unusual service: "Heavenly Bed". If desired, the three seats in the same row of economy class are easily converted into a bed on which to sleep during a long flight, to give children plenty to play or just lie down.
Seats "heavenly beds" are folding backrest and armrests. When they decompose, formed similarity couch on which can freely fit two adults. Thus, you can redeem three seats in the same row for a single person and can be divided ease with his companion. Especially the third ticket is a discount.
Where: Air Malta (Malta)
Passengers who decide to travel from Malta to London or back, very lucky. They have a massage during the flight. Two representatives of the Maltese spa Myoka Spa ready to do all who wish to massage the head, neck or legs, but you can all at once. In addition, holders of tickets receive a voucher for € 20, which can pay for salon services in Malta. The service is available to all passengers without exception.