People seem to really miss flying. So much so that some airlines have cottoned on to this fact and are very successfully selling passengers a flight to nowhere.
This is exactly what it says. You leave your local airport, fly around, and land right back where you started. Sounds pretty good to me, and here’s why.
A Flight To Nowhere
Australia’s Qantas offered a flight to nowhere, on board one of their Boeing 787 Dreamliners. All of the seats sold out within 10 minutes of going on sale.
The plane isn’t just going out over the ocean and back again. This one was spiced up by taking in some famous Australian places along the way, such as Uluru, the Whitsundays, Gold Coast and Sydney Harbour.
Economy class tickets were A$787 (€484, £442, US$573), with business class tickets going for A$3,787 (€2,333, £2,131, US$2,759). Premium economy was priced in between the two at AU$1,787.
Therefore on 10 October 2020, six business class, 24 premium economy and 104 economy class passengers will head off on their journey. On Qantas flight 787 of course!
Would I Go On A Flight To Nowhere?
Yes, yes I would, and here’s why. Being on a flight is the easiest place to truly relax. You don’t have to cook, clean, go grocery shopping or do anything else you usually need to do on a day to day basis. Being uncontactable by phone is also a bit of a relief.
At the same time, there are people there to serve you. Your food and drinks are provided, there are movies to watch, views to see out the window, and a comfortable seat to sit in. It doesn’t really get much better, does it?
Of course, I would prefer to be in premium economy at least and business class preferably. Doing it in a flat bed seat would make it just that much more fun.
That being said, I would not do it if I didn’t have money to burn. I don’t generally have money to just throw away on something like that, so that is the one big caveat to it. Otherwise, hell yeah!
Other airlines are also offering their passengers a flight to nowhere, such as Starlux, ANA, China Airlines and Eva Air. Perhaps it will catch on even more as borders remain closed and travel remains artificially suppressed.
It does remind me of the cruises to nowhere that operated in the early 1930s. A combination of the depression and prohibition meant some cruise lines used ships like the Mauretania to do booze cruises to nowhere to earn money.
What do you think of a flight to nowhere? Would you do it or absolutely not? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.
Featured image by Adam Moreira (AEMoreira042281) via Wikimedia Commons.