On October 10, a Qantas ‘Flight To Nowhere’ will take off from Sydney for a unique cross-borders scenic flight across NSW, Queensland and the Northern Territory. If you miss flying as much as us, this special sky-high experience will tide you over until some sort of travel normality returns.
The ‘Great Southern Land’ scenic flight will depart Sydney airport on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner – a product usually reserved for long-haul international routes – which boasts the biggest windows on any passenger aircraft.
The service will make its way up the New South Wales coastline before crossing the border with Queensland for a flyby of Byron Bay and the Gold Coast. It’ll continue over the Great Barrier Reef and then track across the desert for low-level flybys of Uluru and Kata Tjuta before heading back to Sydney for a sunset flyover of Sydney Harbour and Bondi Beach.
The journey will take roughly seven hours in total, and guests can relax in their Qantas pyjamas while they soak up the long-awaited 38,000 feet experience.
Flyers will also enjoy:
- Pre-flight breakfast in the Sydney Domestic Qantas Business Lounge from 8 am before a 10.30 am flight departure.
- Exclusive opportunity to participate in a live auction of original and limited Qantas 747 memorabilia as well as 787 Flight Simulator sessions.
- Lunch menu designed by Neil Perry.
- Surprise celebrity host MC and entertainment.
- Commemorative flight certificate.
- Qantas Business pyjamas and an amenity kit.
- Gift bag.
There are only six business class tickets, 24 premium economy tickets, and 104 economy tickets. Each ticket will earn a varying amount of Qantas points and status credits.
Flight QF787 departs Sydney Domestic Airport (T3) on Saturday, 10 October. Tickets are on sale at 12 pm AEST today, Thursday, September 17. To read more, and to book, head over to the Qantas website.
If you can’t make this October flight, it might be worth checking out Antarctica Flights’ aerial expeditions over the south pole, departing from Melbourne, Sydney and Perth later this year…