It’s been almost a year since most of us boarded a plane, but who’s counting? In Singapore, a debut collaboration between Japan Airlines (JAL) and Japan Rail Cafe will allow diners to experience in-flight meals and shop for exclusive merchandise from the Japan flag carrier between January 2 to 31, 2021.

Learn to wrap furoshiki from the airlines’ Singapore-based cabin crew.

Just like on a real plane, diners will be served meals on JAL’s signature red tray sets, featuring an origami crane motif. Prepared by SATS, the airline’s in-flight caterer in Singapore, the meals are compartmentalised into two appetisers, a main and dessert. Available for both lunch and dinner, there’s the choice of salmon miso yaki or chicken takiawase tamago—each set comes with zaru udon, chilled udon noodles served with wasabi and soba dipping sauce, kobachi, a side dish of spinach, corn, and shimeji mushrooms in a savoury broth, as well as the airline’s signature, pillowy-soft earl grey chiffon cake.

With each in-flight meal ordered, diners will also be entered into a grand lucky draw whereby two winners will each clinch one JR East pass, allowing them to use during future travels to the Land of the Rising Sun. Other perks include attractive airfare discounts of up to 28 percent, valid for travel until March 31, 2022.

The salmon miso yaki set.

Meanwhile, diners can bring home JAL keepsakes including furoshiki wrapping cloth handy tote bags, and model planes, which are exclusively available at the cafe for the first time. The airlines’ Singapore-based cabin crew will also be at the cafe every Saturday and Sunday of January starting January 9, 2021 from 12pm to 6pm, to share more about the art of furoshiki and origami.

More information here.

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