From business class pajamas to Tim Tams, Australia’s Qantas put exclusive items together in care packs for sale from Friday morning. In a few hours, all of it was sold out.
Each person could buy up to 10 of these packs for delivery anywhere in Australia. Customers could purchase the packages on the official Qantas Store via 4,350 Qantas Points or by paying $18 (25AUD).
Traveller Australia reported that Qantas sold around 5,000 initially. After this batch ran out, the airline added another 4,500 packs to the site. Currently, all 10,000 are sold out.
Due to the suspension of all international flights and some domestic flights, Qantas had extra amounts of its amenity kit products and business class pajamas. In normal circumstances, those onboard premium cabins would receive these products.
According to Executive Manager of Product and Service Phil Capps, the initiative came about after deciding the items could be better used to “cheer people up” instead of just sitting in storage.
As such, the airline decided to put a bunch of its excess items together into a care package – to keep morale up during the pandemic. At the moment, Melbourne is under a strict lockdown, while other states are subject to various social distancing measures.
What was in the care pack?
The care pack contained one of Qantas’ most exclusive items – the iconic business class sleeper suit. It is no wonder the kits sold out quickly, as these PJs have always been a massive hit among fans of Qantas. In fact, the sleeper suit is a status symbol among those who frequently fly with Qantas’ business class.