In-flight meals are definitely one of the most maligned aspects of air travel. Despite some airlines acquiring world-class chefs to create their menus. Few passengers are likely to get revved up about the prospect of eating 30,000 feet above the Atlantic.
Perhaps it’s because our taste buds have a tendency to malfunction at altitude. Some argue that we’re simply bad tempered when flying and thus more likely to complain.
But what if you could make the airplane itself your destination and not just the means of getting there? All while keeping our feet firmly on the ground?
A selection of disused planes across the world have been converted into restaurants, making for a fun and quirky dining experience.
These grounded old airplanes across the world have been turned into restaurants. Find out what it’s like to truly dine in style inside an airliner.
Here are some of the old airplanes turned restaurants:
El Avión, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
El Avión Restaurant and Bar serves up dinner and a history lesson inside a converted Fairchild C-123 Provider placed in the midst of a Costa Rican jungle.
Originally one half of a US cargo plane pair destined to be embroiled in the Iran-Contra arms-dealing scandal, its twin was gunned down over Nicaragua in 1986.
The aircraft was subsequently left behind and mostly forgotten until 2000. When it was bought, revamped and transported to its current location on a Costa Rican cliff side.
And when your concept and back story is as unique as this one. You don’t have to get too creative when it comes to naming — El Avión simply means “the plane” in Spanish.