Sacred flight by Thai Airways

COVID-19 has been an absolute nightmare for the aviation industry, forcing airlines to look into other ways to bring in the dough. And just when we thought Thai Airways went all out with a whole bag collection made out of life vests, they’re back with a “flight to nowhere” service like no other.

The airline recently announced that it would be launching a “Magical Flying Experience”, flying over 99 religious sites across provinces nationwide.

In-flight chanting services

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Slated to launch on 30th November 2020, the flight caters to those who are looking to take their positive vibes to the next level.

This campaign is part of the plan to boost the tourism sector, shared Wiwat Piyawiroj, the executive vice president of Thai Airways’ commercial operations.

“There is no landing during this flight. Passengers will receive positive energy from chanting on board,” he added.

Prayer chants will be conducted during the flight by a “celebrity astrologist“, and each passenger will receive a prayer book and Buddhist amulet as part of their flight kit.

Departing from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, the route will take passengers over 99 holy sites in Bangkok and 31 provinces, including Ayutthaya, Chon Buri, and Rayong. The 3-hour-long flight will take off at 1.30pm and return to Suvarnabhumi at 4.30pm.

Bookings will be available until 25 November, with prices at ~฿6,000 for economy seats and ~฿10,000 for business class.

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Featured image adapted from: TTG Asia

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