Qantas seven-hour flight to nowhere sells out in 10 minutes

Qantas seven-hour flight to nowhere sells out in 10 minutes, by Robyn Ironside.

Qantas will look at scheduling more scenic flights over Australia after a seven-hour service from Sydney-to-Sydney sold out within ten minutes.

The non-stop flight over Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Harbour, was devised by Qantas to get around state border closures and the ban on international travel.

 

 

A total of 149 seats were made available on the Boeing 787-9, priced from $787 for economy to $3787 for business class, with all of them gone ten-minutes after going on sale.

A Qantas spokeswoman said the speed of the bookings was a surprise.

“It’s probably the fastest selling flight in Qantas history,” she said.

“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.”

CNN:

It’s probably the fastest selling flight in Qantas history,” the airline’s CEO, Alan Joyce, said in a statement.

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.” …

Across Asia, where the majority of borders remain closed, limiting leisure tourism, there have been a spate of recent flights with no destination.

It’s like retail therapy.

It seems that many people are hooked on the experience of being treated nicely and feeling important, while flying around. Frequent flyers are missing it sorely, I suppose.