Australia Starts Scenic 7-Hour Flight To Nowhere For $2765; Gets Sold Out In 10 Minutes

by Yogita Chainani
by Yogita Chainani 304

The year 2019 was the time of travel for many of us. Those were the days when catching flights either for work or leisure was a thing. But now the world is in the middle of a pandemic and boarding flights have just become a dream. A dream that most of us want to achieve as soon as possible. And if you are missing flying a bit too much, then you have to check out “flights to nowhere”, it is an air travel experience, that’s all about the journey and not destination. Like other countries, to make things wee interesting, Australian airlines, Qantas recently announced its plan for a seven-hour scenic flight to nowhere. Travellers got excited with the offer that the tickets got sold out within 10 minutes of the launch. Meanwhile, recently, Singapore airlines had also launched ‘Flights To Nowhere’ for those craving a vacation. 

Flight To Nowhere Will Allow Travellers To Enjoy The Most Iconic Spots Of Australia

In a social media post, Qantas announced that it would fly by Uluru, Kata Tjuta, the Whitsundays, Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Sydney Harbour. Travellers can enjoy the 7-hours flight without passport and quarantine, the post stated. 

Departing from Sydney domestic airport on October 10, travellers will get to enjoy the spectacle of the most iconic spots in Australia. And as soon as the travellers came to know about this deal, the 134 tickets, spanning business class, premium economy and economy, ranging from AUD$787 to $3,787 (₹42,244.90 to ₹2,03,280.10) were booked in just 10 minutes.

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About this massive sale, Qantas spokesperson was quote saying, 

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

Japan And Taiwan Have Already Launched Such Operations In The Past 

However, this is not the first time an airline has launched something like this. To deal with the ongoing global pandemic, Japan’s ANA Holdings Inc. sold tickets for a charter flight to nowhere. Two Taiwan carriers launched similar campaigns- Starlux Airlines introduced a “pretending to go abroad” journey. Whereas, EVA Airways Corp. filled all 309 seats on a special Father’s Day flight. Taiwan also launched a flight to nowhere, watch this video to know more. 

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