Koalas fly first class with Qantas Airways

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Four koalas took to the skies in Qantas Airways' business class for a posh trip from Australia to Singapore.

The koalas - named Paddle, Pellita, Chan and Idalia - were sent by Australia to Singapore to mark that country's 50th independence anniversary.

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The airline photographed the cute foursome being served eucalyptus and other refreshments by flight attendants before they were safely returned to their specially built climate-controlled containers for the actual flight, reports the U.K.'s Daily Mail.

The koalas will be on loan to the Singapore Zoo for six months.


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