Bits and BobsQantas offers mystery flights to support regional tourism.

Flights departing Sydney bound for who-knows-where

Heading off to the great unknown with a Qantas mystery flight.

If you like nice surprises, and who doesn’t, Qantas has something special for travel-deprived customers in Australia — mystery flights to goodness knows where.

Travellers on three Boeing 737 flights from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne can book the special flights which will also come with an entire day of activities in a mystery destination outside of Australia’s major capital cities.

Qantas is offering a few hints as to where those flights might land: possibly a gourmet food and wine destination with regional farmer’s markets, a tropical beachside paradise or a country town famous for its outdoor activities.

Seats on the Qantas Mystery Flight Experiences go on sale on at midday, Thursday 4 March for travel in March, April and May.

Qantas Group chief customer officer, Stephanie Tully, said the mystery flights were another way to support tourism operators in regional areas who have been hit hard by waves of travel restrictions.

“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,” Tully added.

The all-inclusive fares, which include meals and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage plus activities on the ground, are priced at A$737 (US$576) for economy and A$1,579 for business seats.

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