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Thai Airways will repurpose old lifejackets and inflatable evacuation slides into a collection of bags starting from 390 baht ($12.50) for a pencil case sized bag to 4,990 baht ($160) for a large tote bag. The fashion collection made out of emergency equipment that has come to the end of its life for the purpose it was intended is the latest money-spinning idea dreamt up by the cash-strapped national carrier.
Available exclusively from the official Thai Airways line shop, pre-orders will open on October 29 with delivery slated to start from December 20 onwards.
But this isn’t the only alternative revenue-generating idea Thai Airways has embraced while its usual business of flying planes remains severely disrupted because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
In September, the airline launched an aeroplane-themed restaurant at its headquarters in Bangkok and even offers members of the public the opportunity to become a flight attendant for a day at Thai’s flight training school.
For 2,800 baht or around US$91, you can enjoy a four-hour experience trying on Thai’s traditional flight attendant uniform, getting your hair done in one of the airline’s signature styles and undergoing a crash course in onboard service.
And if what happens on the other side of the flight deck door interests you more, then Thai is also offering a $630f four-day flight simulator experience on one of the airline’s state-of-the-art simulators.
The ‘Re:Life’ bag collection is available until stocks last. More details can be found on the Thai Shop website.
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