I'll be the first to admit that I don't know anything about Australia. Outside of Kangaroo Jack, Finding Nemo, and Steve Irwin, the place is a complete mystery to me. That's why this news came as a complete shock. The airline company "Qantas" set up a 7-hour flight to nowhere, and it only took 10 minutes to sell out!
The flight will go around Australia and view some of its scenery from 30,000 feet.
''Tickets for the seven-hour journey were priced between $575 and $2,765 depending on the seating class."
Yes, you read that correctly. People willingly paid upwards of nearly $3k to sit on a plane for 7 hours. I don't know how airports work in Australia, but this seems more like a punishment than a fun day excursion. In fact, I'd pay the $2,765 to not sit on a plane for an entire day. The uncomfortable seats, the shitty food, the tight bathrooms, this honestly seems like hell on earth.
I couldn't imagine dropping a stack just so I could Uber to the airport, go through security, wait in a terminal, all to sit shoulder to shoulder with a complete stranger. I understand some people like the idea of flying, but that is because it is typically associated with a vacation. Next thing you know people will be giving up their firstborn child for the privilege of working in a coal mine for a day.
Between this and Vegemite, it is all but confirmed that Australians love to punish themselves. What I gather from this information is that the blokes down under are unhinged and wealthy, which in my book means they demand respect. That's why from this day forward, respect is the only thing they will be getting from me. I learned from a very young age not to mess with crazy, and I couldn't imagine anything crazier than rich masochists.
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