Australian airline Qantas Airways sold out tickets for a seven-hour journey to nowhere in ten minutes.
Qantas Airways sold the sum of 134 tickets of business class, premium economy, and economy accommodation within ten minutes of its ongoing sale online.
A customer would have to pay AUD 3,787 (USD 2,761) for a business class ticket, and an economy class ticket for AUD 787 (USD 574).
Qantas Airways’ CEO Alan Joyce said that the case probably the fastest selling flight in the history of the company.
He also said that the particular flight was indeed an experiment, and there could be a rise in “sightseeing” flights if the demand surges.
Flights to nowhere
According to Simple Flying, this is not the first-of-its-kind flight; several other airlines, like Asian Airlines, have completed several such “nowhere” trips in the past.
The exception, though, with Qantas Airways, the flight will take place for seven hours, unlike Asian Airlines that only took a few hours.
Furthermore, the matter was a significant gamble by Qantas Airways, and rightly so, they only had 134 seats to fill. Surprisingly for the airline, many people were willing to sit in a flight for seven hours to end up nowhere, eventually, to experience the thrill of flying and traveling again after many months of lockdown.
What to expect?
In a CNN report, the flight will do a low flyover over specific remarkable Australian landmarks. The passengers can expect to see famous attractions like the Sydney Harbour and The Great Barrier Reef.
Additionally, passengers should expect to fly over some not-so-famous yet relaxing locations like Uluru and Bondi Beach.
Apart from the sightseeing, the passengers would also experience eating breakfast in the flight, with goody bags that will include the iconic flying kangaroo pajamas.
They’ll also get exclusive access to a pre-flight auction of memorabilia from the recently-retired Qantas 747 fleet.
Even though the full details of the flight are yet to be released, there are rumors that the passengers will also get to see a particular celebrity host.
Qantas Airways’ “nowhere” flight details
The passengers will hop on the Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a jet generally used for long haul flights across continents.
The possible reason for choosing the Boeing 787 Dreamliner seems to be its comfortable seating and big windows, which allows the passengers to take on the best sightseeing experience. Reportedly, the flight will take off on October 10.
For updates of Qantas Airways’ “nowhere” flight, stay tuned!
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