Hop on a plane, get a full meal service, see a new continent maybe, and not have to pack luggage, take your passport, or even serve quarantine when you return? Yes, that’s possible in some parts of the world.  

With international leisure travel pretty much a distant dream for now, several airlines have launched flights to nowhere. Yup, flights that take off, fly around for thousands of miles, and land right back where they started. You know that old adage, ‘It’s about the journey, not the destination’? Now this is taking that to the next level.

It’s a bid to give vacation-starved travellers their travel fix, and an innovative way to resuscitate the aviation industry. Ask anyone one year ago and they'd probably brush this off as a ludicrous idea. But during the Covid-19 crisis where there’s nowhere people can travel to anyway, this could either be a glorified cable car ride or a fantastic way to satiate that wanderlust, depending on which end of the spectrum you’re on. 

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