Qantas charges man $1 BILLION for extra leg room

Yahoo News Staff
·2-min read

Qantas has charged a man almost $1 billion for extra leg room.

Aussie comedian Dave O’Neil shared a photo of his flight details from Melbourne to Perth on Monday.

He had requested extra legroom but the bill came up as more than $987 million.

“Hey Qantas all I wanted was extra legroom on my flight to Perth, very happy to pay for it but this seems a bit expensive,” he tweeted.

In a response to Mr O’Neil’s tweet, Qantas tweeted it does “look slightly over the normal price”.

A Qantas booking for $987 million is seen.
People asked if the man also ordered a meal. Source: Twitter/ Dave O'Neil

Others saw the humour in the bill.

“You celebrity types,” one man tweeted.

“Never want to pay full retail for anything.”

One woman asked if a meal on board was included.

“Imagine if you asked to purchase an additional baggage allowance,” another man tweeted.

The airline told Yahoo News Australia the bill “was a bit of a stretch”.

“We can confirm the passenger was charged the correct amount of $70 per sector for the extra legroom and we’re investigating what caused the incorrect amount to be displayed,” a spokesperson said.

A Qantas plane is seen at a domestic terminal at Sydney Airport in Sydney.
Qantas is investigating the error. Source: AAP (file pic)

International travel bubble opens

Australia and New Zealand opened up a travel bubble on Monday.

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce addressed reporters at Sydney’s First Class International Lounge last week, and hinted at four countries in particular that could be next in line.

“It all depends on what level of Covid is in an individual country, and what level of restrictions and testing will be put in place,” he said.

“There’s clearly a lot of countries in the region, especially in the Asia-Pacific, and have had a tight control on Covid, but they give us market opportunities for Singapore, markets like Japan, markets like Taiwan for us to potentially open up.

“But also actively looking at the Pacific Islands, because there are real good opportunities in places like Fiji and the Pacific Islands to open up.”

Do you have a story tip? Email: newsroomau@yahoonews.com

You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and download the Yahoo News app from the App Store or Google Play.