Have you ever wondered what happens to an aircraft once it is decommissioned? There are a few options. Sometimes they get bought by smaller airlines and used as “second hand”. Other times they are simply dismantled. But a lot of times, they end up in aircraft graveyards. From here, they are sometimes brought back into service when demand is too high for an airline’s current fleet to be able to keep up, or there are some people who give them second lives, for example turning them into luxury villas.
The Mile High Bar, in Southampton, UK, uses scrap parts from retired aircraft to create an authentic aviation experience for its guests. The airplane seats and overhead compartments are just the beginning, the bar promising cabin crew, passports and an around the world menu.
The aviation themed space has nostalgic décor from past decades. Guests boarding the Mile High flight experience can expect real aircraft seats, cabin crew, overhead lockers, and are given a passport on arrival.Mile High Bar
On arrival, guests are presented with a passport, which acts as a menu for a selection of destination themed cocktails. Items like Stopover in Havana, Landing Lights, Up in the Clouds or Delayed again invite guests to travel around the world by tasting a variety of exotic drinks.
It will fully engage guests into a whole new experience which will immerse their senses and feed their desire for adventure.Mile High Bar
Like any respected airline, Mile High offers a selection of classes for customers to choose from. First class is the most sought after, as it is the one looking like an actual airplane cabin. Fitted with real airplane seats and overhead compartments, the lounge also has an emergency exit and airplane windows.
The business class, while missing the plane seats, offers a larger seating arrangement than the 4 group one in first class.
Lastly, on the premium economy class, guests can enjoy the amazing “views” of the apron and aircraft in a more standard high chair bar setup.