EasyJet is offering a full inflight service for its customers and delivering at their doorstep. This service is served by its uniformed flight crew.
The airline is partnering with food delivery company Deliveroo. However, EasyJet flight attendants will be serving Bloody Mary’s, gin and tonics, prosecco, and snacks, to grounded customers in the UK next week, the airline said.
However, the “Cabin Trolley Home Delivery” service will be free. But people are asked to make a donation to Age UK. A charity helping older people navigate everything from medical care to remaining independent.
“Our cabin crew provide a fantastic service for our customers in the air. But while they are not flying as much we have the ideal opportunity to provide our famous inflight service on the ground,” Johan Lundgren, easyJet’s CEO, said in a statement.
In addition, he said, “I’m pleased to see that our crew are able to deliver a bit of holiday cheer to homes this Christmas.”
The Bar Cart
However, the bar cart will be available in London from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 17 and Dec. 18. Therefore customers who miss the thrill of sipping a “favourite tipple” and snacking on olives at 35,000 feet in the air can book a slot online for the airline’s uniformed flight crew to show up at their doorstep with the fully-stocked bar cart.
Tina Milton, the director of cabin services at easyJet, said in a statement, “for now we will focus on ensuring our service remains as good on the ground as it does in the air. And we look forward to welcoming everyone back onboard in 2021.”
The airline by announcing this service also celebrates its 25 years of operations.
However, the airline will be serving all drinks and snacks keeping in mind the COVID-19 restrictions. The crew that will serve will wear facemask and will follow social distancing. However, customers must be above the age of 18 to order the bar cart.
Services by Other Airlines
EasyJet isn’t the only company to try to bring a bit of the skies home. In September, Australian airline Qantas sold bar carts from its now-retired 747’s, complete with Australian wines and Tim Tams. Moreover, Singapore Airlines turned its A380, double-decker aircraft into an on-the-ground restaurant. Whereas Thai Airways served in-flight meals in the transformed cafeteria of its Bangkok offices. And Finnair turned to a local supermarket chain to sell meals inspired by its business class offerings.