Qantas Airways has introduced a new concept flight in its series of extremely popular concept flights. This new experience will include operating three domestic mystery flights for any travellers looking to enjoy unique travel experiences in Australia as borders continue to remain closed.
Mystery flights will offer travellers a unique experience
This isn’t the first time the carrier is operating a mystery flight service. Back in 1990, mystery flights allocated travellers’ seats on a scheduled flight to any of the airline’s destinations where they spent a day at their leisure before flying home. The concept has evolved to include three dedicated Boeing 737 mystery flight experiences that will include not just the flight, but an entire day of activities in a mystery destination. All the destinations included are outside major capital cities. These mystery flights will depart from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to a destination within approximately two hours.
Qantas Group chief customer officer, Stephanie Tully, said: “Our customers tell us that where they can and can’t travel within Australia has been a bit of a mystery lately. 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 Mystery Flight Experience is part of other concept flights including the Flight to Nowhere (when domestic border closures were at their peak) and Flight to Somewhere (when initial reopening began last year), which turned out to be extremely popular. The flights will also include some low-level scenic flybys of key landmarks en route (subject to weather conditions and air traffic control).