1,000 People Signed Up for a Flight to an Unknown Destination

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Some people need to plan every minute of their trip beforehand. Other folks are okay with just seeing which flights are cheapest, and spontaneously going to that destination. Then, there are these 1,000 people who knowingly and willingly signed up for a flight to an unknown place.

The Flight

Scandinavian Airlines, aka SAS Airlines, is a Sweden-based carrier that recently started advertising “Destination Unknown” flights. SAS made the offer exclusive by reserving it for members of their frequent flyer loyalty program, which is called EuroBonus. All passengers knew was that taking this flight would involve redeeming 30,000 miles per seat, the plane would leave from Copenhagen on April 5th and return to Copenhagen on April 8th. Over 1,000 people tried to get seats, but the flight has limited space, so the airline has expressed its intent to randomly designate as many seats as they can to those who have shown interest in the trip.


While spontaneity is certainly the name of the game, SAS Airlines did provide travelers with the cryptic clue that the flight would only be a few hours long. Other than that, passengers will have no idea where they’re going until an announcement is made while the plane is in the air. We supposed another, albeit unintentional, hint is that passengers will be going to a country that doesn’t require a special visa or approval of entry. SAS’s Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President Paul Verhagen explained, “The prospect of embarking on an adventurous and mysterious journey with fellow enthusiasts, finding new connections and friendships along the way, is truly exciting.” Assuming SAS sticks to their normal flight paths, passengers can guess between 125 different locations. As of the time of writing, the airline flies to the US (Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Washington), destinations in Scandinavia, and Europe.

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Well, we hope everyone has a great trip to wherever they’re going!

Disney Parks’ MagicBand Gets a Makeover

A brand new MagicBand version is coming out soon at Walt Disney World and you’re going to love it! This newly enhanced device will be re-launched as MagicBand+. Its features will be similar to the older version, which means that you’ll have access to hotel rooms, theme parks, the Lightning Lane entry, and folio charging benefits. Now, there’ll be even more! The wearable comes in more than 25 designs at launch and is big on interactions. Disney revealed in a recent announcement that this technology has color-changing lights, gesture recognition, and vibrations. MagicBand+ will easily pair with smartphone devices through its My Disney Experience app, an application that already exists.

Many Benefits

The reintroduction of this wearable technology is planned for the park’s celebration of its 50th anniversary. On this occasion, the technology will turn all Disney Fab 50 figures around the theme park when you waive your wrist at them. The MagicBand+ acts as a magic wand. This isn’t the only place where your experience will be different. You’ll also be privy to immersive experiences at the famous Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and it’ll also help you have a great experience at the Magic Kingdom Park as well as EPCOT because the band will vibrate and light up with music playing. Eventually, the wearable will have more experiences, but Disney hasn’t announced those updates yet.

A Great Deal

The MagicBand+ is being launched at Walt Disney World and will have a starting price of $34.99, based on its design. Guests may purchase them at the stores in the theme park or online. However, those already staying at the Disney resort can pre-purchase their wearable technology at a rather discounted price. Once you buy the MagicBand+, you’ll also get a USB charging cord. It also has a mobile app, in case the MagicBand is out of battery and you need access to the park benefits or your room.