Business class travellers flying between Singapore and Sydney on Qantas will be offered a streamlined business class dinner service from next week.
The aim is to help travellers maximise their sleep time on the overnight leg.
The trial was rolled out on QF2 earlier this month and if successful, the airline will look to extend the overnight flights from Asia, including Singapore to Brisbane and Melbourne as well as red-eyes from Hong Kong and Bangkok.
“We’re still offering the same quantity and selection of food,” Phil Capps, Qantas’ Executive Manager Product & Service told Executive Traveller.
“We’re just flexing the way in which we serve it, in a way that maximises sleep time.”
Passengers will choose their menu items and “the crew will make up each dinner in the galley, on a single tray, and then deliver this to the passenger.”
“You’ll still have a side salad and bread, a glass of wine, your main course and the option for cheese and a dessert, so pretty much everything you’ve got now but delivered on one tray.”
The Room Service Supper is designed to reduce the overall time required from meal service and cut down on crew movement during the red-eye.
The cabin lights will also be dimmed earlier in the flight to help passengers looking to sleep on the short overnight leg.