Australia

Satisfy Those Travel Urges And Snap Up The Last Seats On Qantas’ Flight To Nowhere

By Rick Stephens
24th Sep 2020

A view from a window seat in a plane looking out toward a cloudy sky.

You’ve no doubt heard about the Qantas’ flights to nowhere selling out within 10 minutes. Well, the good news is that there are a few more seats available in October, departing from Sydney Domestic Airport before arriving at Sydney Domestic Airport half a day later.

The internet has a way of naturally assigning its own title to anything trending, but the ‘flight to nowhere’ has an official name that’s far more majestic. Qantas has dubbed it the Great Southern Land Scenic Flight; a sightseer’s dream that’ll give you low-altitude views of destinations across Queensland, the Northern Territory and New South Wales 

Upon booking, customers are faced with a single selection that consists of ‘mystery flight’ only. Potential fly-overs include the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Byron Bay and Sydney Harbour in all its glory. You’ll be in the sky for seven hours, so here’s hoping you’ll be able to tick off at least a few of Australia’s most iconic landmarks.

Those who aren’t lucky enough to nab a window seat can rest easy knowing they’ll be taking off in Qantas’  B787 Dreamliner, their largest and cushiest aircraft that's usually reserved for long-haul international flights, which also happen to have massive windows.

The Great Southern Land Scenic Flight comes in at $787 for a Red e-deal (fancy words for economy) or $1787 for a premium economy saver seat, though prices are expected to rise as they continue to sell.

Departure time is 10:30am on Saturday 10 October. Carry on only. Book your tickets here.

In the meantime, plan your local escape via our Travel section.

Image credit: Ross Parmly | Unsplash

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