Comedian is shocked to find his Qantas plane ticket ‘with extra leg room’ from Melbourne to Perth cost $1BILLION
- Comedian Dave O’Neil’s return plane ticket Perth has cost him almost $1billion
- Mr O’Neil bought a return ticket from Melbourne to Perth with ‘extra leg room’
- When purchasing the ticket the price was a staggering $987,999,999.00
- Some of his Twitter followers suggested he may have bought the whole airline
A Qantas customer got the shock of his life when he bought a plane ticket ‘with extra leg room’ from Melbourne to Perth for $1billion.
Comedian Dave O’Neil shared a picture of his online booking that showed he had purchased a return flight from Melbourne to Perth for $987,999,999.00.
The staggering amount was put down to an online booking glitch.
Dave O’Neil took to Twitter to share the outrageous price on his ticket with ‘extra leg room’
Mr O’Neil had been performing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival before his flight to Perth
The Australian funny man questioned the Australian airline as he shared the ticket on Twitter.
‘Hey @Qantas all I wanted was extra leg room on my flight to Perth, very happy to pay for it but this seems a bit expensive,’ he wrote.
The public was quick to respond with many sharing their theories about the high price.
‘Did you accidentally press the “buy whole airline” option?’, one wrote.
‘Cheaper to have your legs cut off Dave,’ anther quipped.
The pricing glitch comes as the Tasman travel bubble opens on Monday, April 19
There was also a number of other comedians and media personalities who added to the comments including Wil Anderson, Denise Scott and Grinspoon’s Phil Jamieson.
Qantas did respond to the tweet asking for Mr O’Neil to get in contact with the airline to resolve the mishap.
‘Hmmm… does look slightly over the normal price. Would love to take a look at it Dave. Please DM us the booking reference and we’ll take a look,’ they replied.
Qantas told Daily Mail Australia they understood that the price was an error and that Mr O’Neil only charged the usual amount.
‘While we know that customers really value extra leg room, the price displayed was definitely a bit of a stretch,’ they told Daily Mail Australia.
‘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.’
The Qantas booking glitch comes as the airline begins flights to New Zealand for the first time in almost 400 days following the opening to the Tasman travel bubble.
Qantas and Jetstar will welcome back 630 employees as the airlines will operate a combined 29 flights between Australia and New Zealand on Monday with around 200 expected each week.
There will be 29 flights across Qantas and Jetstar will operate between Australia and New Zealand on Monday April 19, with 200 expected each week