And Now: Photos of Koalas Flying First Class
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And Now: Photos of Koalas Flying First Class

Courtesy of Qantas

Here’s a bit of travel news to alleviate even the most disruptive case of the Mondays: stunt photos of Koalas traveling first-class as VIP “cultural ambassadors.”

The pics, which first appeared on Aussie airline Qantas’s Facebook page, highlight the loan of four koalas from Australia to Singapore, a gift in honor of the city-state’s 50th anniversary of independence.

Paddle, Pellita, Chan, and Idalia, as the four marsupials are named, will spend the next six months as cultural ambassadors in Southeast Asia, and even though the luxury accommodations were just for show (in reality, they’ll be transported in crates), the koalas are living the high life. Fresh eucalyptus leaves will be shipped to the Singapore Zoo twice a week from Australia.

But enough talk, here are the rest of the photos:

Caroline Hallemann is an assistant digital editor at Travel + Leisure. You can find her on Twitter at @challemann.

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