fastest-selling flight in the airline’s history!
Would you be willing to pay around $800 for a flight that takes you nowhere?
Well, over 130 Australians have paid that much to
get on-board to visit historic landmarks from the skies above!
The Australia-based airline, Qantas claims their newly
introduced scenic flight became one of the fastest-selling flights in history.
Since the pandemic began, the flight has depleted
around $2 billion and will operate a “Great Southern Land” joy flight which
will depart and arrive in Sydney.
The flight has promised great views to passengers
such as the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru, which are inaccessible to many people
because of border restrictions.
“From the sky, there are no border restrictions,”
the advertisement reads.
Passengers don’t have to take their baggage for a
seven-hour flight that has no stopover; they are going to enjoy the mesmerizing
views of Australian iconic landmarks like Kata Tjuta, Byron Bay, Bondi Beach
and Sydney Harbour.
The plane will fly as
low as 4,000 feet, allowing passengers to have a closer view of the beautiful
Source: Google Images
Passengers will get an economy ticket for $787,
premium economy for $1,787, and business class for $3,787. Despite the high
pricing, the tickets have been all sold out within 10 minutes.
“We knew this flight would be popular, but we
didn’t expect it to sell out in 10 minutes,” a Qantas spokesperson said.
“It’s probably the fastest selling flight in
Qantas history. People clearly miss travel and the experience of flying.”
Captain David Summergreene will pilot the flight
on October 10 and said he was super stoked to be flying again after a months’
long break out of the cockpit.
“This is taking me back to the days when I learned
to fly and we were down in light aircraft very low flying around things,” he
“To be able to take an aircraft like this and do
the same thing… will be absolutely fantastic.”
Asian airlines have taken similar initiatives to keep their capital flowing and
airline EVA recently introduced a Father’s Day scenic flight over the country
and Japanese airline ANA arranged a flight on a 90-minute ‘Hawaiian themed’
flight last month.
Airline is now playing to arrange ‘flights to nowhere’ that will take off and
land at Changi Airport.
Considering the demand
of such scenic flights, Mr Joyce said that Qantas will definitely arrange more
such scenic flights to nowhere again.