It’s not about the destination, it’s the journey. A new flight aboard a commercial airliner is all about the journey for those missing the joys of travel.
Qantas Airlines recently announced a seven-hour scenic flight, and it sold out in about ten minutes. At least 130 people bought tickets to board a plane and fly around Australia for several hours before landing back at the same airport.
"For those who are missing the excitement of travel or are keen to wave to friends and family interstate," Qantas stated in their flight information.
It’s not just any flight, it’s aboard a B787 Dreamliner aircraft offering low level flybys of unique sight-seeing locations around Australia. Flyover locations include the Great Barrier Reef, Byron Bay, Sydney Harbor, Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
The Dreamliner boasts large passenger windows for sightseeing, and it's usually used for long-haul international flights. Passengers will be treated to a meal designed by top Australian chef Neil Perry, a surprise celebrity MC and inflight entertainment.
Tickets started at about $570 US for economy class and went up to roughly $2,700 US for business class.
No word if Qantas will be offering more scenic flights in the future.