Alex O'Brien

News

Mon, 13 Apr, 2015

Why are these koalas travelling in first class?

Why are these koalas travelling in first class?

Four koalas heading overseas have been given a taste of the finer things courtesy of Qantas.

The cuddly marsupials are being gifted to Singapore Zoo to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence.

Qantas gave the animals a look at their first-class facilities – complete with top-shelf eucalyptus. Photos posted on the airline’s Facebook page show the koalas enjoying themselves in the lap of luxury. 

Unfortunately for the little travellers, the first class upgrade was only temporary. When they make their long-haul journey to Singapore today they will be transported in the plane’s cargo hold.