Friday, October 11, 2013

FLIGHT 001, READY FOR TAKEOFF

With so many exciting and world-class stores popping up at the East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza Mall, finding a favorite can be quite a challenge. But why pick just one when you can pick them all? But of course, there's always one that will truly stand out. Flight 001 is that one.

Flight 001 (pronounced: "flight one" not "double "O" ala James Bond), the world's premiere travel store, recently opened its third and biggest store at the East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza Mall in Mandaluyong City, as part of their aggressive rollout plan in Asia last August 27, 2013.

The store opening was a first-class travel experience where four stewardess (minus Britney Spears) and the captain greeted us with a top-notch song and dance number. If only they do this in real life, tourism will probably boost up even more here in our country.


The most interesting part: Brad John, co-founder of Flight 001, showing us the wonder that is the Flight 001 Spacepak packing system among other innovative products the travel store is offering.

The most exciting part: The raffle draw wherein five guests (I was one of the five to be called) took home some of Flight 001's premium products.

But the big winner of that afternoon was this lucky lady/loyal customer who won a round-trip ticket for 2 (plus accommodations, I think) to New York.

"Flight 001 is quickly becoming a global brand, which is a vision Brad and I have had for the company from the start. And we are particularly excited and passionate about our latest expansion in The Philippines," said John Sencion (fourth person from left in the photo below), co-founder of Flight 001.

In line with Flight 001's existing locations, the interior of the new store is designed to model the look and feel of the 747 jet fuselage. Complete with curved walls, wood paneling, and a retro-modern ticket counter, the stores are reminiscent of the glamorous Jet-Set era of the 1950s and 60s.

This one-stop travel store was conceived in 1998 aboard Air France flight 023 somewhere between New York and Paris. John Sencion and Brad John, two business travelers who had spent far too much time preparing for their trip, envisioned a travel store as streamlined as flight itself. Luckily for travelers of every kind, their mid-air detour resulted in a jetsetter's dream: an all inclusive, retro-modern retail experience that satisfies the frequent traveler's every need.


Along with the store's concept, Flight 001 has its own brand of highly functional travel products: the Flight 001 Spacepak packing system maximizes cabin-size luggage space by compressing the air out of two week's worth of clothes. The Flight 001 Go Clean pack bag collection (see Q2 of photo below) helps keep you organized with versatile mix-and-match bags that range from laundry to shoes, beachwear to gym wear.


Whether for international jetsetters or domestic commuters, Flight 001 has practical and innovative products that enable travelers to experience the world in style and comfort.

Be sure to check out the Flight 001 store at the East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza Mall. There are many more innovative travel solutions in store for you. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Flight001Ph or www.flight001.com


About Flight 001
Flight 001, the world's only travel lifestyle brand, is an all-inclusive retail experience that addresses every travel need with style and comfort. The name was inspired by Pan Am flight 1, the world's first round-the-world flight, which made stops in Honolulu, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Calcutta, Delhi, Beirut, Istanbul, Frankfurt, London, and finally New York.


Flight 001 has 19 stores globally, of which the 11 stores in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand are operated under Flight 001 Asia, a partner of the Primer Group of Companies, Asia's next retail giant.

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