All meals are served with endless glasses of wine or champagne.

By Cailey Rizzo
April 01, 2021
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Travel lovers in Japan jumped at the chance to have a meal on an All Nippon Airways plane — even though the experience came at a hefty price.

This week, the airline launched a new promotion serving up their parked aircraft as "winged restaurants" to make up for lack of travel due to the pandemic.

The experience will run twice a day through April 11 — but sold out before it even began, according to Time Out Tokyo.

Passengers will sit aboard a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft parked at Tokyo's Haneda Airport while they dine. A first-class meal will set you back $540 (59,800 yen) while the business class meals ring in at $270 (29,800 yen).

Guests will either partake in lunch or dinner aboard the aircraft. Options include a Japanese or Western-style menu, the latter of which gives the option between meat or fish. While the full-course first-class meal will fill up passengers, the business class meal is also a substantial six courses.

There is one perk to the high price tag: all the meals are served with endless glasses of wine or champagne.

All Nippon Airways plane
Credit: James Matsumoto/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Although the price may still not have you convinced, it was noted in several local media reports that the experience was a bargain, given that a long-haul first-class flight could cost upwards of $4,500.

Although Japan's travel restrictions are still tight, this week the country also became one of the latest countries to issue a digital vaccination passport for citizens.

All Nippon is not the only airline to lure back customers to a parked jet. Last year, both Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways launched similar pop-up restaurants for home-tied travelers who missed the airplane experience.

Cailey Rizzo is a contributing writer for Travel Leisure, currently based in Brooklyn. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, or at caileyrizzo.com.