Qantas Puts RetroRoo Charity Joy Ride on Sale
1st Sep 2015
Qantas Airways has put a charity joy ride from Sydney to Longreach, Queensland on 31st October on sale. Passengers fast enough to book a ticket by visiting the Qantas retro-inspired charity flight webpage will have a 'once in a lifetime opportunity' to ride on board a Boeing 737 'RetroRoo'.
'RetroRoo' will be, according to the retro theme, decked in 1970s livery and the whole experience will be like going back through time.
The day will start with a champagne breakfast and a musical performance at Qantas Domestic Business Lounge in Sydney.
Following that, passengers will bard the 'RetroRoo' and take off at 9:30 a.m. for a relaxing to Longreach. After an hour-and-a-half flight (the plane should land at around 11:00 p.m.), you will be taken to a private tour and lunch.
At 3:45 p.m., it's time to board the plane once more for a return flight to Sydney, where it is scheduled to land at 6:50 p.m.
Qantas has once again reached the famous Australian cook Neill Perry. The coordinator of Qantas Flight Catering, Neil Perry, has created a, what the carrier promises will be, a delicious inflight menu, inspired, of course, by the '70s.
In addition to the food, passengers can also try some retro cocktails; join an in-flight auction and much more.
The whole experience might be fun, and it's supposed to be, but there is an element of seriousness here as well. All funds raised by the Australian carrier will be transferred to the Western Queensland Drought Appeal to aid the effort against the ongoing drought in this state.
Tickets for this charity joy ride will cost AUS$738 and, judging by Qantas' website, the airline is offering only economy seats for this one. Perhaps the business class will be auctioned off at the lounge?
One more thing, since this is a charity flight, don't expect any frequent flyer points in return.