Okay, so sort of. No one said the airplane had to actually take off…
A grounded DC-3 is home to a McDonald’s in New Zealand. The aircraft was used by South Pacific Airlines from 1961 to 1966.
Though the plane no longer flies, customers can still explore the cockpit and the ambiance inside.
The plane was re-painted in McDonald’s signature red paint, and has seating for 20.
The restaurant’s owner, Eileen Byrne, describes how the plane was moved to its current location: “The site was previously part of a car dealership, the Aeroplane Car Company, and the owner bought a disused DC-3 plane, which sat alongside the building. And when McDonald’s purchased the site in 1990, the aeroplane came with it.”
While this flight won’t include an inflight beverage service, I consider the BigMacs a nice trade-off. 🙂
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