Exclusive package to Australian International Air Show

Aircraft at Avalon air show

Due to overwhelming interest, the Qantas Australian International Air Show package has now sold out.

Calling all aviation enthusiasts! Hitch a ride on one of Qantas’ queen of the skies, to Avalon for an exclusive day trip to the Australian International Air Show on 2 March, 2019 for Qantas’ third drought fundraising flight.

Not only will you be able to check out a range of aircraft on display from vintage warbirds to military fighter jets, it's also one of the last opportunities to fly on our soon-to-be retired 747 (VH OEB) and a rare opportunity for a domestic jumbo flight. Throw in daredevil aerobatic shows (not on the Qantas 747) and it’s the ultimate av-geek day out.

All proceeds will go directly to the Qantas Drought Relief program.

Qantas Boeing 747

For $747, your all-inclusive trip includes:

  • Return flights on 2 March 2019 between Sydney and Avalon on board Qantas 747 – VH-OEB.
  • Single day entry to the 2019 Australian International Air Show.
  • Sparkling wine breakfast in the Sydney Domestic Business Lounge on departure including live entertainment.
  • Inflight auctions.
  • Morning tea inflight refreshments.
  • Private lunch at the Air Show with some special aviation guests.
  • Gift bag and souvenir lanyard.
  • Dinner and drinks (including alcoholic beverages) on the return flight.

Our fundraising flight has now sold out.

Flight details:

2 March 2019: Sydney to Avalon QF1360 depart 8am, arrive 9:25am*
2 March 2019: Avalon to Sydney QF1361 depart 6:20pm, arrive 7:45pm*

Note: if you fly into Sydney from another city for this charter flight, you'll need to make a separate booking. Plan to arrive to the Sydney Domestic Business lounge by 6:30am, 2 March 2019. Additional details of the day’s activities will be emailed to you approx. 10 days prior to the flight.

Rural Aid

Rural Aid was founded in 2015 to provide a holistic support program to rural Australia. The starting point for the charity was the success of the Buy a Bale campaign, which to date has distributed over $3 million worth of fodder to farmers around Australia. We understand the needs of our primary producers and aim to lend a helping hand when times are tough. With the Buy a Bale program, we know that a whole truckload of hay at once isn’t always helpful, and have committed to providing smaller deliveries more frequently. We have a number of programs designed with rebuilding and repairing in mind. These include the Farm Rescue and Weekend Warriors programs, as well as the Farm Army job board where farmers can find help that they need.

Donate to Rural Aid

Other Qantas fundraising initiatives

Qantas Frequent Flyers can use Qantas Points to support farmers, with Rural Aid being added to the list of charity redemption partners on the Rewards Store.

Qantas employees can join Rural Aid’s Farm Rescue program and volunteer their time repairing farming equipment, fixing homes and building fences on rural properties around Australia.

Rural Aid collection barrels will be place in Qantas lounges and select airports for travellers to donate and Qantas Staff Volunteers will be fundraising nationally on the 27th of September. 

We'll host a monthly “Chops for Change” pop-up at various lounges around the country where guests will be offered gourmet lamb chops in exchange for a small donation.

Important information

* No checked baggage is allowed. Passengers may bring a single carry-on bag/backpack per person. In addition to your carry-on baggage allowance, you may also carry onboard one small personal item such as a handbag, laptop computer** or small camera.

** For a laptop computer to be considered a personal item it must be carried in a slim bag. Laptops carried in large laptop bags will be counted as part of your carry-on baggage allowance. Laptop computers must conform to any applicable regulatory requirements, be submitted for security screening, and must not be used during take-off or landing or interfere with the aircraft's power supply.

Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.