Qantas has announced a series of scenic “Flight To Somewhere” getaways to some of Australia’s key holiday destinations. The first of these will take flight on 5 December for a weekend in Uluru.
The new Flight to Somewhere follows the success of the recent 7-hour ‘Great Southern Land’ scenic flight to nowhere.
The first all-inclusive Flight To Somewhere will take off to Uluru on Saturday 5 December. The weekend kicks off with a pre-flight lounge champagne breakfast. Following breakfast, passengers will board their special flight to Uluru, offering special sightseeing features. Firstly, guests will enjoy low-level flybys of Sydney Harbour on departure. Secondly, low-level circuits of Uluru and Kata Tjuta will offer guests a birds eye view of these attractions.
While in Uluru, guests will enjoy a range of activities. On Saturday, these will include
- hands-on Indigenous art workshop,
- Field of Light including a three-course dinner under the stars using native ingredients,
On Sunday, activiteis will include
- View sunrise over Uluru,
- guided walk to the Muṯitjulu Waterhole
- visit to neighbouring Kata Tjuta
Guests will then return to Sydney on Sunday afternoon.
The Qantas Scenic Flight Getaway will go on sale at 2.00 pm Thursday 29 October via Qantas.com. The prices are
- Business: $3,999 per person (twin share accommodation)
- Economy: $2,499 per person (twin share accommodation).
While prices are based on twin share accommodation, if you need to travel solo, then a single supplement is payable. This is $250 for the Business offer, while those choosing Economy face a single supplement of $115.
Members of Qantas Frequent Flyer will also receive points and status credits. Business passengers will receive 10,000 Qantas Points and 160 Status Credits. For those in Econom, the numbers are halved – 5,000 Qantas Points and 80 Status Credits.
It is quite something to think that in 2020 a fully inclusive weekend getaway would be big news. But here we are.
Still, for many it will make a nice getaway.