This Qantas “Supermoon” Flight To Nowhere Sold Out In Less Than Three Minutes
Qantas Airlines has this week announced it will be launching a supermoon scenic flight to nowhere—and tickets subsequently sold out in about 2.5 minutes time.
The themed B787 Dreamliner supermoon scenic flight will offer passengers a close-up view of the rare lunar event set to occur later this month; the very last supermoon of the year that also happens to coincide with a full lunar eclipse.
“We are very excited to now be doing a supermoon scenic flight and the 787 has the largest windows of any passenger aircraft so it’s ideal for moon gazing,” Qantas Chief Customer Officer Stephanie Tully explained in a statement. “We think this flight has great appeal for anyone with a passion for astronomy, science, space photography, aviation or just keen to do something a little ‘out of this world.’”
The three-hour flight will depart from Sydney, starting with a scenic route over the Sydney Harbour before ascending above the clouds to a cruising altitude of 43,000 (the maximum altitude of a Dreamliner) which will allow for optimal supermoon and lunar eclipse viewing.
Alongside unmatched views of the bright red lunar event, travellers will also experience a set menu of “cosmic cocktails and supermoon cakes” specially crafted to fit the supermoon theme.
Interested in setting off on your own unique flight path? While this special lunar flight may have sold out in less than three minutes, Qantas is expected to schedule even more themed flights in the future.
“We have been absolutely overwhelmed with the popularity of our special flights. The recent mystery flights sold out within 15 minutes with hundreds of people on waiting lists and they keep telling us they want more,” Tully shared.