Qantas Sent Ice Cream Halfway Around the World to a Homesick Aussie
“It's more than just an airline to most Australians.”
Some airlines go above and beyond to make their passengers comfortable.
Australia's Qantas set a new bar over the weekend, going to serious lengths to deliver a new ice cream to an Australian living in New York City.
That Aussie, named Adam, asked Qantas on Twitter for Gaynettos, a dessert hybrid of Golden Gaytimes and Cornettos.
The Gaynetto generated serious excitement in Australia—excitement that Adam clearly felt he was missing out on. Luckily, Qantas understood.
“Last week we received a post from Adam, an Aussie living in New York who wasn’t happy he was missing out on the newly launched, Gaynettos,” a Qantas spokesperson told Travel + Leisure. “So we put the challenge to Streets via Facebook to help us take Gaynettos to Adam in New York.”
An international operation ensued, all for the singular purpose of getting this man some ice cream.
“We wanted to help bring him a piece of home while living abroad in NYC,” the Qantas spokesperson said.
And so the Gaynettos were loaded on a flight on Saturday to New York City, accompanied by two crew members who were “human ‘Gaynetto’ couriers to ensure they arrived safe and sound, and most importantly, frozen.”
Anyone who's been far from where they grew up can understand just how comforting a little piece of home can be.