Crazy Rich Asians: Does the Airline in the Movie Actually Exists?

“Crazy Rich Asians” movie and Singapore

I am a sucker for good romantic comedies, so I ended up watching a new movie called Crazy Rich Asians this week.  No movie spoilers here, but one of the things I enjoyed about the movie is actually being able to recognize popular travel sights in Singapore.  Like the Singapore Flyer.  The merlion mascot. Gardens by the Bay.  Even the reference to the Butterfly Garden at Changi airport in the movie was fun.  Comically, my own visit to the Butterfly Garden didn’t pan out because I didn’t end up even spotting one butterfly!


Merlion. Image courtesy of pixabay.


Is the Airline Real?

Someone asked me if the characters flew a real airline, and whether there are airlines with First Class cabins that resemble the one depicted in the movie.  Well, wonder no more.  The lead characters flew “Pacific Asean Airlines”, which is a fictitious airline. 

As for the First Class cabin setup, there are airline premium offerings that look similar to what the movie depicted.  For example, the movie depicted a bar with a circular bar setup in the First Class cabin.  This reminded me of the bar setup on Emirates A380.  Of course, the bar depicted in the movie seemed much larger than a bar one might reasonably expect in a aircraft.

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In terms of the bed/seat, the movie’s depiction of the First Class suite reminded me of the Singapore Airline’s First Class Suite, yet somehow with the privacy of the Etihad Residences.

Not quite exactly the same as the movie, but close enough.

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There we have it. 

What did you think of the movie?  Which airline cabin do you think most resemble the cabin depicted in the movie?

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