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Last Updated : Sep 18, 2020 06:49 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Qantas Airlines' 7-hour sightseeing 'flight to nowhere' sold out in 10 minutes

To make sure the passengers get the best view possible of the Australian landscape, the airline will be flying them on their Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft that is known for having big windows

The coronavirus pandemic continues and so does the travel restrictions that come with it. However, if there is one thing the novel coronavirus pandemic has failed to crush, it is the craving to travel, especially since the drudgery of being confined to four walls for safety has made it worse for people.

To make best of the current scenario, Australian airline Qantas decided to run special flights with destination “nowhere”. The Strait Times reported that the tickets for the unusual seven hour-long flight over Australia got booked within minutes. All its 134 tickets, including business class, premium economy class, and economy class tickets, priced in the range of AUD$787 to $3,787 were booked in barely 10 minutes.

A Qantas spokesperson said: “It is probably the fastest-selling flight in Qantas history. People clearly miss travel and the experience of flying. If the demand is there, we will definitely look at doing more of these scenic flights while we all wait for borders to open.”

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The “flights to nowhere” will be in the sky for seven hours, while passengers will be soaking in the beauty of the Australian landscape. In a social media post, Qantas had announced that it would fly by Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Kata Tjuta, Uluru, the Whitsundays, and the Sydney Harbour. They had promised special entertainment onboard the flight too, which included a surprise celebrity host.

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To make sure the passengers get the best view possible to satiate their wanderlust, the airline will be flying them on their Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft that is known for having big windows.

The best part of the journey probably is that to take this flight passengers will not require passports or quarantine. The ‘Great Southern Land’ would depart from Sydney on October 10.

Notably, the concept of flights for sightseeing is not new. Antarctica Flights has been flying Qantas jets over Antarctica for the past 26 years.
First Published on Sep 18, 2020 06:49 pm
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