If you’re someone who loves to travel, chances are you’ve got extremely itchy feet at this point. The current pandemic means that traveling isn’t only unwise, it’s virtually impossible in certain countries, and that’s probably for the best. However, Qantas Airways was looking for ways to allow customers to take to the sky without being at risk, hence the “Flight to Nowhere” that sold out within 10 minutes of going on sale.
- The seven-hour scenic flight is unlike any other. Due to take off from Sydney on October 10 and return later the same day, Qantas’ “flight to nowhere” is just that: a flight that takes off, rides around in the air for several hours, then lands right where it took off.
- There are some great views to admire while in the air, of course. In addition to simply feeling as if you’re traveling again (we all need reminders of that feeling at this point!), Qantas promises that those who step aboard will also be treated to views of the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru among other beautiful spots.
- Even though you’re not going anywhere, tickets aren’t cheap. Qantas priced seats for the flight aboard the Boeing 797 between $575 and $2,765 depending on whether you were in Economy, Business, or First Class. If that seems expensive given that you’re going to end up at the same airport you took off from, then this flight isn’t for you!
- Tickets sold out within 10 minutes of going on sale. “It’s probably the fastest selling flight in Qantas history,” a spokeswoman for Qantas told Reuters. “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.”
- To be honest, it’s actually a pretty good idea. It’s definitely an experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life, that’s for sure!