Qantas Launches New Series of Mystery Flight Weekend Adventures
Qantas is launching new mystery flight weekend adventures as part of their popular series of flight concepts to help guests battle the ‘border blues’ with unique travel experiences in Australia, as international borders remain closed.
On Wednesday (March 3, 2021), Qantas announced the launch of the latest in their popular series of domestic concept flights with three new unique mystery flight experiences. Qantas first launched mystery flights in 1he 1990s, where guests would show up at the airport and be allocated seats on a scheduled flight to any of the airlines’ destinations, and would then spend the day at leisure before returning home. The concept has now been evolved and Qantas is offering three dedicated Boeing 737 mystery flight experiences, which include an entire day of activities at the mystery destinations, all of which are outside major capital cities.
In Wednesday’s announcement, Qantas Group’s 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 airline’s Mystery Flight Experiences follow their previous popular Flight to Nowhere and Flight to Somewhere offers when domestic border closures where at their peak and initial reopening began last year. The new limited series of mystery flight experiences will depart from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to a destination within around two hours. Part of the experience will include low-level scenic flybys of key landmarks on the route, while destination experiences can include anything from a winemaking course in a premier Australian winemaking region, to a gourmet lunch with musical entertainment on the shores of one of Australia’s tropical islands. Customers will be provided with some clues to ensure the destination suits their interests, and to allow them to pack their carry-on baggage appropriately.
Qantas Mystery Flight Experiences will be available for purchase form midday on Thursday (March 4, 2021) for travel in March, April and May. The all-inclusive fares include meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages plus ground activities. Economy fares are $737 and will earn 2,400 Qantas Points plus 40 Status Credits, while Business Class Fares are $1,579 and earn 5,000 Qantas Points plus 80 Status Credits.