Qantas launches $737 mystery flights from three cities

Qantas will release a series of new mystery flights around Australia for travel in 2021.

The new Qantas mystery flights will operate to regional destinations, but we’re not sure which ones yet.

“Qantas 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,” the airline said in a statement.

Limited flights

The Qantas mystery flights will depart from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to a destination within approximately two hours.

The flight will include low-level scenic flybys of key landmarks en route. 

“Experiences on the ground could include anything from a winemaking course in a premier Australian wine region to a gourmet lunch with musical entertainment on the shores of one of Australia’s tropical island wonders,” Qantas said.

“Customers will be provided with clues to ensure it is an appropriate outing for their areas of interest and to assist with whether to pack a snorkel or sneakers in their carry-on baggage.”

Qantas mystery flights leave from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane

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When can you book the Qantas mystery flights?

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

The all-inclusive fares, which include meals and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage plus activities on the ground, are $737 for Economy (with a Qantas Points earn of 2,400 points plus 40 Status Credits) and $1,579 for Business (5000 Qantas Points earn plus 80 Status Credits).

Qantas has given some hints about the destinations.

Mystery Flight Adventure from BRISBANE                 Saturday 27 March 2021

This is the perfect getaway if you love:

  • country hospitality
  • gourmet food and wine
  • the great outdoors

Mystery Flight Adventure from SYDNEY                     Sunday 18 April 2021

This is the perfect getaway if you love:

  • the tropics
  • salt water on your skin
  • long lunching on the beach

Mystery Flight Adventure from MELBOURNE             Saturday 1 May 2021

This is the perfect getaway if you love:

  • the great outdoors (including a little walking)
  • gourmet food and wine
  • regional farmers markets
Could this be one of the Qantas mystery flight destinations?

Boost for tourism

Qantas Group Chief Customer Officer, Stephanie Tully, said the mystery flights were about giving Australians memorable travel experiences and promoting domestic tourism.

“Our customers tell us that where they can and can’t travel within Australia has been a bit of a mystery lately,” Tully said.

“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.

“As well as helping bring more of our people back to work, these mystery flights are another way to support tourism operators in regional areas especially, who have been hit particularly hard by several waves of travel restrictions.”

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