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First Star to the Right and … Over the Great Barrier Reef?

Wouldn’t it be nice to see a stewardess briefly move both hands in a forward motion, sideways, and give some more instructions in that calming voice? 

Wouldn’t it be nice to be asked if you would like anything from the cart, like your favorite glass of wine, some in-flight chicken, or maybe a pillow?


Wouldn’t it be nice to travel over sparkling seas, mountains, and clouds?

Ah, that’s the dream! However, with all the border restrictions, flying as a tourist has been put on an indefinite hiatus.

Luckily, Qantas, an Australian airline, has given this so much thought that their solution not only made travelers happy but also paved the way for their company to gain back momentum when it comes to income.

We all know the longing of traveling and seeing different sights and so Qantas has organized a scenic trip or flight that circles back to the airport where it departed from.


On October 10, this scenic flight will depart from Sydney, and seven hours later, it will return to the same airport.

The scenic flight will have no stops but you will be able to get a good view of the great barrier reef, Uluru, and other scenic spots.

The price? Since there are various types of seats in a Boeing 787, it would cost from $575 to $2,765 to reserve one of the 134 seats in the scenic flight.

Qantas spokesperson said that the scenic flight was one of the fastest-selling flights in their roster. Because people are longing to travel, there is a possibility for this scenic flight to open up at another date once more.

Other airlines in Taiwan and Japan also offered such scenic flights as well. As expected, this move has helped curb the declining revenues for the airline companies.

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