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This Airline Is Selling Mystery Flights, Destination Unknown Until Landing
Australian-based Qantas Airways announced a new offering to help lure in eager passengers.
The mystery flights takeoff from Australia between March and May. Passengers can choose departures from Brisbane, Melbourne, or Sydney with economy class costing $577 and business class, $1233.
Passengers won’t know their arrival destination until the plane begins its descent. An announcement will be made over the loudspeaker letting them know where they will soon land. After the duration of the trip, they will be flown back to the same airport they departed from.
Qantas is not new to this. The airline offered mystery flights in the 90s.
In 2020, it launched a seven-hour “flight to nowhere” which sold out in 10 mins. Qantas is hoping to help the tourism and airline economy, which have taken a hit during the global pandemic.
According to the Australian government, 29,000 Australians have caught COVID-19, and 909 have died from the disease, forcing the international travel ban to be extended to June 17th, 2021.