The famous Qantas RetroRoo – a Boeing 737 decked out in eye-catching 1970s livery – will make a special joy flight from Sydney to Longreach on Saturday October 31, and tickets for what promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience are now on sale. Update: tickets are now sold out!
And it's not just the plane that's retro – there's a fun dash of 1970s throwback woven into this all-day event, which will raise money for the Western Queensland Drought Appeal.
Your day will start with a champagne breakfast and special musical performance at Sydney’s Qantas Domestic Business Lounge.
Then it's onto the RetroRoo for a 9.30am wheels-up and a leisurely 2.5 hour flight to Longreach, Queensland – a historic and spiritual cornerstone of Qantas and home to the Qantas Founders Museum, where you'll be hosted at a private tour and lunch.
Then it's back on board and back to Sydney for a 6.50pm arrival.
On both legs of the journey there'll be a delicious '70s themed inflight menu from Neil Perry, some suitably retro cocktails, fun inflight auctions and more!
Maybe we'll even see the crew in those wonderful 1970s Pucci-designed uniforms which they donned for the RetroRoo's delivery flight from Seattle to Sydney in November last year? We can but hope!
Tickets for this one-off flight cost $737 and all funds raised by Qantas will go directly to the Western Queensland Drought Appeal to help those in difficulty as a result of the ongoing drought.
To book your ride on this one-off charity joy flight, click through to the Qantas retro-inspired charity flight web page – but be quick, because seats are bound to sell fast!
This is just one of the special celebrations planned by Qantas in the lead-up to the airline's 95th birthday in November.
Australian Business Traveller is proud to support the Qantas Longreach Drought Appeal Charity Flight – we'll be buying a ticket to send AusBT editor David Flynn on the flight, and are also working with Qantas to help promote this special event.
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