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Qantas launches ‘mystery’ flight day trips

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After running scenic flights over Sydney Harbour, Uluru and Antarctica, Qantas has announced ‘mystery’ flights- where passengers have no idea where they’re going.

After running scenic flights over Sydney Harbour, Uluru and Antarctica, Qantas has announced "mystery' flights", where passengers have no idea where they're going.

The airline, which grounded international flights almost a year ago, is launching day trips, where the destination remains unknown until the plane lands.

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People lie on the beach at Surfers Paradise in Gold Coast, Australia.

The mystery tours were a concept which was popular in the 1990s, and are the latest in Qantas's series of special pandemic flights.

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The flights start at $737, and destinations will not be capital cities.

"The national carrier last operated mystery flights in the 1990s when travellers would turn up at the airport and be allocated seats on a scheduled flight to any of the airline's destinations where they spent a day at their leisure before flying home," the airline said.

"Qantas has evolved the concept and will offer three dedicated Boeing 737 mystery flight experiences that will include not just the flight, but an entire day of activities in a mystery destination – so all passengers need to do is book and turn up at the airport."

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Qantas planes taxi on the runway at Sydney Airport.

The flights will leave Brisbane on March 27, Sydney on April 18 and Melbourne on May 1.

They depart from 7am and return in the early evening.

Last month the airline posted a record $1.08 billion revenue half-year loss, as it announced plans to resumes international flights in October.

The Australian carrier said the dire financial result was triggered by the freeze on international travel and Australian state border closures caused by the pandemic.

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Tickets for the mystery flights go on sale tomorrow on the Qantas website.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/qantas-mystery-flights-day-trips-coronavirus/4007658f-2309-47b9-92c7-0efda924ea7f

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