Unusual services in the aircraft
To choose the neighbor on the flight, to communicate in the air and sleep on the bed — we picked the most interesting features of airlines worldwide.
The choice of the neighbor
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Netherlands)
As Grand nor was the service on Board, a neighbor who does not fit on the seat and takes another half of your can spoil everything.
To protect passengers from blind chance, the staff of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines offers select pairs.
This can be done in the section “My trip” on the website of the airline in the process of check-in. You will need to log in to your account in social networks and to select the profile data you choose to share with other passengers. On the seat map you will see the accounts of those who have already registered and selected their places. Left to find a traveler’s interests and to register the seat next to him. Vacant seat an even more close-minded passenger — please! Nothing is allowed to change only when your flight departs in one hour.
Singapore Airlines (Singapore), Qatar Airways (Qatar)
Free from Singapore Airlines, from £ 9 per person from Qatar Airways
Sometimes a connecting flight is a few hours. So that travelers do not waste time, some carriers offer free tours.
So, Singapore Airlines will organize the tour: “Heritage” and “city Lights”. The first is from 09:00 to 18:00 and the second from 18:00 to 22:00. However, to go to them only in the case if between the flights of five and a half hours (since the actual tour lasts two hours and a half). To join the journey and visit Chinatown, a tropical garden “gardens by the Bay” and see some other places of the city, just register at 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’s website.
Qatar Airways may offer transit passengers to visit four major attractions of the capital of Qatar artificial island the Pearl Qatar, the Cultural village of Qatar, Bazaar, Souq Waqif and Museum of Islamic art. The first tour starts at 08:00 and 20:00. Tour duration — 2 hours 40 minutes. To visit tours the transit time between flights should be more than five hours. And to enroll in it right at the Hamad airport or in advance on the airline’s website.
The flying nanny
Etihad Airways (UAE)
The flight attendant will do everything to make your stay on Board comfortable, even the submenu you with a small child while you went to the bathroom. The UAE went on: September 2013 at all flight services have been introduced “flying nanny”.
The airline signed a contract for training with the British College Norland College specializing in the education of children of preschool age. Now, while parents read, watch movies or just sleep, “flying nanny” playing with young passengers, draw, show them tricks, I teach them origami, puppet theatre on the spot. Find “flying nanny” in the cabin is easy — she is dressed in an orange apron. Her services are free.
If a child from 5 to 12 years flies one need to request support. Its value depends on the direction of flight and is $60-100. For children older than 12 years accompanied by optional.