#1 Tue, 07/07/2020 - 11:55
Qantas - Boeing 747 Retirement Sale: Farewell Flights Economy $400 / Business Class $747
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The airline has announced that the iconic aircraft that served the Flying Kangaroo for nearly 50 years will still get a send-off, with three joy flights over Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra in mid-July.
The outbreak of COVID-19 in Victoria has seen Melbourne miss out on a similar event.
The one-hour flights will be open to the public and go on sale at midday on Wednesday.
The Sydney farewell flights will take place on Monday, July 13. Brisbane's will follow on Wednesday, July 15, with Canberra's on Friday July 17.
Tickets will be available to the public in both business and economy class, while premium economy will be reserved for Qantas staff. The airline will also hold celebratory events for staff at the airports following the flights.
Tickets are priced at $747 for business class and $400 for economy (representing the 747-400 jumbo jet series). Seats will be limited in order to allow passengers to enjoy the view and extra space on board.
The flights will operate on a "cost recovery" basis and profits donated to HARS Aviation Museum near Woollongong and the Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach.
The final 747 in the fleet will depart Sydney at approximately 2pm on July 22 as flight QF7474. It will fly to the US for storage in the Mojave desert boneyard before being handed over to an (unnamed) new owner.
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