In what could be the greatest travel news we’ve heard of in a long time, Qantas has once again started selling overseas flights.
After initially shutting down services in March 2020 and estimating they wouldn’t be back online until October this year (at best), the airline carrier is now selling seats to most of its previous overseas ports as early as 1 July 2021. That includes the US, UK and many parts of Asia like Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan.
If that isn’t a shining beacon of light for overseas travel resuming, we don’t know what is.
While the government is yet to comment on opening OS borders—with the trans Tasman bubble up for review in March—we’re going to take this as a positive step in the right direction.
But before you start planning that dream vacay, some holiday hotspots aren't available like New York and Chicago—however you can still fly there via codeshare airline American Airlines.
The only catch? Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has previously said all travellers would need proof they’ve had the virus vaccination, so we’re crossing everything that the travel stars align and we can start jetsetting again in July.
Start holiday dreaming with our favourite under the radar destinations for 2021.
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