Why people pay hundreds of dollars to eat on grounded planes

A breakfast table is prepared for a business class seat of a Singapore Airlines Ltd. Airbus SE A380 aircraft. Foto: Bloomberg/Nicky Loh

When Singapore Airlines Ltd. said seats on its superjumbo-turned-restaurant sold out in 30 minutes, one common question was: Who on Earth would want to do that?

Plenty of people, it turns out. For every person who doesn't relish flying, let alone schlepping to the airport and onto a parked plane for some reheated airline food, there's another who can't get enough of the aviation experience and is willing to shell out (big bucks) for it...

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