Flight to nowhere? Verify. Flight to someplace? Verify. Flight to who is aware of the place? That’s subsequent.
Qantas has right this moment introduced the most recent in its sequence of extremely standard idea flights to fight the border blues, with plans to function three home thriller flights for travellers eager to take pleasure in distinctive journey experiences in Australia whereas worldwide borders stay closed.
The nationwide service final operated thriller flights within the 1990s when travellers would flip up on the airport and be allotted seats on a scheduled flight to any of the airline’s locations the place they spent a day at their leisure earlier than flying dwelling.
Qantas has developed the idea and can supply three devoted Boeing 737 thriller flight experiences that may embody not simply the flight, however a whole day of actions in a thriller vacation spot – so all passengers must do is e book and switch up on the airport.
All locations are exterior main capital cities.
Qantas Group chief buyer officer, Stephanie Tully, mentioned the thriller flights have been about giving Australians memorable journey experiences and selling home tourism.
“Our clients inform us that the place they will and may’t journey inside Australia has been a little bit of a thriller these days.
“The vaccine rollout is bringing much more certainty and home border restrictions ought to quickly be a matter of the previous.
“Within the meantime, these flights flip that thriller right into a constructive by creating a singular expertise for the many individuals eager to start out travelling once more.
“In addition to serving to convey extra of our individuals again to work, these thriller flights are one other technique to assist tourism operators in regional areas particularly, who’ve been hit significantly onerous by a number of waves of journey restrictions,” Tully added.
Qantas’ Thriller Flight Experiences observe its Flight to Nowhere (when home border closures have been at their peak) and Flight to Someplace (when preliminary reopening started final yr), which proved extraordinarily standard.
The restricted thriller flight experiences will depart from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to a vacation spot inside roughly two hours.
As a part of creating a singular on-board expertise the flights will embody some low-level scenic flybys of key landmarks en route (topic to climate situations and air visitors management).
Experiences on the bottom may embody something from a winemaking course in a premier Australian wine area to a connoisseur lunch with musical leisure on the shores of one in every of Australia’s tropical island wonders.
Prospects shall be supplied with clues to make sure it’s an acceptable outing for his or her areas of curiosity and to help with whether or not to pack a snorkel or sneakers of their carry-on baggage.
Seats on the Qantas Thriller Flight Experiences go on sale tomorrow for journey in March, April and Could.