The flying kangaroo launched a series of mystery flights, the first they have offered since the 90s. Departing from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, travellers will end up on the plane with 120 others for a surprise day adventure.
The three special flights, which sold out in 10 minutes will take passengers approximately two hours away from the three major capital cities.
Part of creating the unique onboard experiences, the flights will include some low-level scenic flybys of key landmarks en route to the mystery destination.
According to Qantas, experiences on the ground could include anything from a winemaking course in a premier wine region to a gourmet lunch with musical entertainment on the shores of one of Australia’s tropical island wonders.
Customers will be provided with clues to ensure it is an appropriate outing for their areas of interest and to assist with whether to pack a snorkel or sneakers in their carry-on baggage.
Stephanie Tully, group chief customer officer at Qantas, said the mystery flights were about giving Aussies memorable travel experiences and promoting domestic tourism.
“Our customers tell us that where they can and can’t travel within Australia has been a bit of a mystery lately,” she said.
“The vaccine rollout is bringing a lot more certainty and domestic border restrictions should soon be a thing of the past. In the meantime, these flights turn that mystery into a positive by creating a unique experience for the many people keen to start travelling again.
“As well as helping bring more of our people back to work, these mystery flights are another way to support tourism operators in regional areas especially, who have been hit particularly hard by several waves of travel restrictions.”
The all-inclusive fares, which include meals and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, plus activities on the ground, are $737 for economy and $1,579 for business.
Pre-COVID, Virgin Australia also offered Mystery Breaks of one to three nights which included airfares, transfers, accommodation and baggage allowance.