It’s been a full year since travel as we knew it was put on indefinite hold. The pandemic has caused airlines to suffer unprecedented losses, but in an effort to jumpstart domestic travel, the Australian carrier Qantas is launching “mystery flights.”
Here’s how it works: Passengers book their flights but they won’t know the destination until they’re about to land. Tickets are priced at $577 for the one-day trip. The flights are limited to 120 people on board and will run from three major hubs — Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney. The only thing passengers will know for sure is that all flights will be on Australian territory as the nation’s borders remain closed to international travel.