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    Qantas is blasted for ‘killing the Barrier Reef’ with their Flight to Nowhere – a seven-hour $3,787 round-trip over some of Australia’s most iconic landmarks

    • The Great Southern Land flight by Qantas was dubbed the ‘flight to nowhere’
    • It departed from Sydney Domestic Airport and arrived back seven hours later
    • Economy cost $787, premium economy was $1,787, and business cost $3,787 

    Qantas has been slammed for taking wealthy passengers on a joyride over iconic landmarks that took off in Sydney and landed at the same airport seven hours later.

    The Great Southern Land flight, dubbed the ‘flight to nowhere’, departed Sydney Domestic Airport on Saturday to give 150 passengers an aerial tour of the Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales.

    While economy seats cost $787, premium economy passengers coughed up $1,787, and business class flyers were charged $3,787, travellers remained undeterred with tickets selling out within ten minutes of going on sale.

    Some praised the airline for figuring out a way to survive travel bans during the pandemic, but others took aim at the company for ‘increasing emissions’ and ‘killing the Great Barrier Reef’.

    Qantas’ Great Southern Land scenic flight took off on October 10 and flew over popular Australian tourist sites

    The boomerang flight included low-level flybys over the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Byron Bay and Sydney Harbour. Pictured: the flight map

    The boomerang flight included low-level flybys over the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Byron Bay and Sydney Harbour. Pictured: the flight map

    ‘Qantas and 150 w**kers doing their bit for climate change,’ one person tweeted. 

    ‘Passengers on this flight-to-nowhere will increase their annual emissions by ten per cent in just seven hours – helping kill the Great Barrier Reef they gawk at from their windows,’ another wrote.

    ‘What a waste of air fuel,’ someone else shared.

    Qantas said it would pay to offset the carbon emissions of the sightseeing flight. 

    It also said the concept of scenic flights is not new and Antarctica Flights has chartered Qantas jets for scenic flights over Antarctica for 26 years. 

    Other users were baffled by why ticket-holders would opt to take a flight with no destination.

    Cconomy seats cost $787, premium economy passengers coughed up $1,787, and business class flyers were charged $3,787. Pictured: The view of Uluru from the plane

    Cconomy seats cost $787, premium economy passengers coughed up $1,787, and business class flyers were charged $3,787. Pictured: The view of Uluru from the plane

    Some praised the airline for creatively figuring out a way to survive travel bans during the pandemic. Pictured: A view of the Great Barrier Reef from the plane

    Some praised the airline for creatively figuring out a way to survive travel bans during the pandemic. Pictured: A view of the Great Barrier Reef from the plane

    Pictured: The flight map over Central Australia

    Pictured: The flight map over Sydney

    Some were baffled by why ticket-holders would opt to take a flight with no destination. Pictured left: The flight map over Central Australia. Right: The flight map over Sydney

    ‘It sounds horrible … The flights are the worst parts of travelling anywhere, and you’re just doing laps in a plane to peer out those tiny windows?’ one confused person tweeted.  

    ‘Before the pandemic most people viewed flying as just a way to get from A to B,’ another user wrote.

    ‘In a time where Australia has grounded almost all international flights it appears people’s desire to travel is so strong that a ‘flight to nowhere’ offered by Qantas sold out in ten minutes.’

    'It sounds horrible ... The flights are the worst parts of travelling anywhere, and you're just doing laps in a plane to peer out those tiny windows?' one confused person tweeted

    ‘It sounds horrible … The flights are the worst parts of travelling anywhere, and you’re just doing laps in a plane to peer out those tiny windows?’ one confused person tweeted

    Passengers were treated to a full menu by famed Australia chef Neil Perry and a live performance of Great Southern Land by Icehouse frontman Iva Davies.

    The boomerang flight took place on ‘Emily’ – a Boeing 787 Dreamliner which was decked out in Indigenous livery – and included low-level flybys over the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Byron Bay and Sydney Harbour. 

    It then tipped its wings at Uluru and Kata Tjuta and soared over the continent’s sparkling eastern coastline and vast red desert.

    The model of plane has the biggest windows of any passenger aircraft to give guests  maximum opportunity to soak in the views.

    The model of plane has the biggest windows of any passenger aircraft to give guests maximum opportunity to soak in the views

    The model of plane has the biggest windows of any passenger aircraft to give guests maximum opportunity to soak in the views

    A Qantas spokesperson said demand for the flight had even surprised the airline – selling out in just 10 minutes.

    ‘We knew this flight would be popular, but we didn’t expect it to sell out in 10 minutes.

    ‘It’s probably the fastest selling flight in Qantas history.’

    ‘People clearly miss travel and the experience of flying. If the demand is there, we’ll definitely look at doing more of these scenic flights while we all wait for borders to open.’

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