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Qantas Drought Relief Charity Flight SYD to Longreach- Buy your seat now.

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Say G'day to Longreach
Calling all aviation enthusiasts! Grab an Akubra, pull on your RM’s. Join us on 20 October 2018 for an all-inclusive day trip to Longreach to raise funds for drought-stricken Aussie farmers. For $770 per person, your all-inclusive trip includes:


https://www.qantas.com/au/en/promotions/brand/qantas-drought-relief.html?int_cam=au:en:homepage-promotion:drought-relief-longreach-flight:en:flights

  • ‘Australian outback’ themed return flights between Sydney and Longreach
  • Surprise celebrity guest to host throughout the day
  • Entry to the Qantas Founders Museum to experience the original and replica aircraft and the museum’s impressive collection of genuine artefacts
  • Inflight auctions
  • Champagne brunch in the Sydney Domestic Business Lounge on departure
  • Welcome onboard country cocktail and Australian-themed Neil Perry inflight refreshments
  • Afternoon tea in Longreach
  • Sunset bush BBQ
  • Entertainment from Australian music icons
  • Gift bag
All proceeds will go directly to Australian charity Rural Aid to purchase hay bales, water, fuel and groceries for farmers and fund counsellors for rural communities. And if that isn’t enough incentive, there is a newly restored Lockheed Super Constellation in Qantas livery now on display. $770 is the equivalent of 7 large hay bales, which feeds more than 70 cows for three weeks.
 

tgh

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hmmm .. I could drive, (and donate the $700) or maybe give the bike a run ( and donate the $700) or fly to sidderney ( and spend a grand +++ by the time I stay for 2 nights…) to participate.
Otoh .. I wouldn't get all the freebies unless I go the sidderney…. hmmmmmmm
 

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Brilliant. Good on QF.

That said, and Speaking as an ex-farm kid, must be bloody big bales of hay if one would feed ten cows for 3 weeks. Maybe our Tassie cows were a bit DYKNWIA and used to greener pastures. Not that we didn’t need hay and silage through summer.
 
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Looks like a good day out, but arranging BNE connections would be a bit more to consider. And have to suppress a twitch in the Frequent Flyer nerve at seeing the "No points or SC earn" conditions..... ;)
 

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It is a little inconvenient from BNE. Flying to SYD and accommodation for 2 nights.

I think worth the effort if it’s as much fun as the last one, and I know of other Brisbanites who are also going.
 

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Sorry, this experience has sold out

:oops:
Quite the opposite: great to see that this is being fully supported.

I did note the byline on the QF Page: Stay tuned for details of an additional flight and other initiatives

Regards,

BD
 
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Damn!! I went on the last one and it was an excellent day, supporting an excellent cause, but didn’t get an email. I would have jumped at the chance of going again.
 
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When I heard I immediately said no to doing it again. I pump my money into LRE in other ways. Plus, it clashes with the AFF Gathering.

What do brisvegwegians do… drive ??
Already replied by many, but I flew down for the previous one on the morning of. Was a great atmosphere.

Unfortunately we will be in India
Unless the date listed is wrong, you're also listed as attending the AFF Gathering in Adelaide on this date?? :p
 

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Quite the opposite: great to see that this is being fully supported.

I did note the byline on the QF Page: Stay tuned for details of an additional flight and other initiatives

Regards,

BD
A Tamworth package has been announced:

Join us on an overnight fundraising flight from Sydney to Tamworth on 27 October to attend Hay Mate - a Concert for Farmers, featuring Australian music idols John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, Guy Sebastian, The Veronicas and more.

For $1,999 your exclusive package includes:
  • Return Qantas Economy flights between Sydney and Tamworth on a private B737 charter* hosted by an Australian celebrity.
  • VIP tickets to Hay Mate - a Concert for the Farmers with John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, Guy Sebastian, The Veronicas and more. Tickets include a private viewing area and catering.
  • One night’s accommodation including breakfast at a 3-4 star hotel+.
  • Ground transport in Tamworth between the airport, accommodation and concert venue.
  • Champagne brunch in the Sydney Domestic Business Lounge on departure.
  • Inflight refreshments and merchandise.

Flight details
Depart Sydney on Saturday 27 October, 2018 at 11am, arrive Tamworth 12pm, Flight number QF1360
Return from Tamworth on Sunday 28 October, 2018 at 11am, arrive Sydney 12pm, Flight number QF1361.
 

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I’m booked on the LRE flight. I went on the last one and it was an absolutely amazing experience, didn’t hesitate to pull the trigger on this one. The TMW trip sounds amazing too.
Good on QF for doing these trips.
 

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I’m booked on the LRE flight. I went on the last one and it was an absolutely amazing experience, didn’t hesitate to pull the trigger on this one. The TMW trip sounds amazing too.
Good on QF for doing these trips.
Couldn’t agree more. I had so much fun and couldn’t stop smiling all day.
 

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