Update: From December 8, 2015 through January 19, 2016, Qantas will operate daily flights from Dallas (DFW Airport) to Sydney on its Airbus A380 planes. Travelers planning to spend the holidays Downunder will benefit from the additional flight each week. Qantas recently announced major changes for its flights from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) airport to Sydney,…read more >>>
DFW to Brisbane is a direct 16-hour flight departing once daily, whilst the service to Sydney takes approximately 22 hours, with an hour and a half layover in Brisbane.
There are two direct flights daily between Los Angeles and Sydney, and one a day direct to both Brisbane and Melbourne. Flight times vary between just under 14 hours to Brisbane and just over 15 to Melbourne.
Qantas' trans-Pacific flights typically use Boeing's 747-400 Longreach aircraft or the Airbus A380. The Boeing typically has a seat layout featuring 14 Luxury First, 52 Business, 32 Premium Economy and 255 Economy Class seats arranged from nose to tail in 1-2-1, 2-3-2, 2-4-2 and 3-3-3 formations respectively.
The large-capacity Airbus will normally seat 14 First, 72 Business, 32 Premium Economy and 332 Economy Class flyers. The upper deck holds the Business and Premium Economy seats in 2-2-2 and 2-3-2 formations respectively, while First and Economy classes are on the lower deck in 1-1-1 and 3-3-3 layouts respectively.
In The Air
Qantas has four levels of service between the U.S. and Australia. First Class passengers are treated to a suite featuring an extra-wide seat which lies completely flat to become a bed, and a table that allows dining for two. Gourmet food and wine includes an eight-course taster menu or a la carte signature dishes prepared on board. Entertainment comes in the form of a large touchscreen display with the latest movies, music and games.
Business Class passengers also have a seat that reclines completely flat to enjoy, and services on the Airbus also feature a private lounge in which to relax, as well as made-to-order food and drinks. Premium Economy class is situated in a private cabin with a larger seat and enhanced menu. Economy passengers have personalized entertainment screens and a continuous range of light refreshments available between meals.
On The Ground
All of the airports on these routes have lounges which will host Qantas international passengers prior to departure. Facilities vary but most feature refreshments, showers and wireless internet. Lounges are only available to Qantas Club members or those travelling in Business Class or above.
In 2012, Qantas was named the world's 12th best airline and won the award for best Premium Economy Class at the World Airline Awards. It also received accolades for the standards of its wine cellar and its approach to environmental sustainability.
Australian airline Qantas has won five out of the 13 awards – more than any other airline – at this year’s Cellars in the Sky Awards, held in London in early February. Qantas won the awards for Best Overall Wine Cellar, Best First Class Cellar and Best Business Class Cellar. In individual wines categories, the airline was…read more >>>
Qantas frequent fliers can now earn Qantas Points by dining at over 2,000 select restaurants in Australia with the launch of a new online restaurant booking section named “Qantas Restaurants” on Qantas’ website. Qantas frequent fliers can now log on to qantas.com/restaurants and make bookings at dining establishments ranging from chic and casual to fine dining. Members will…read more >>>
Qantas is extending its self-service check-in facility, dubbed Faster, Smarter Check In, to include its passengers flying to New Zealand with checked luggage. Currently, the airline offers self-service check-in to passengers with only carry-on bags. Qantas has now introduced bag drop counters for passengers using self-service check-in kiosks for select flights to Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington at the Sydney International Airport.…read more >>>
Australian airline Qantas and Air New Zealand have been rated as the world’s safest and second safest airlines respectively by airline ratings website AirlineRatings.com. The site rated 448 airlines from around the world according to their safety records and the procedures and audits by aviation and government bodies. Qantas has never recorded a passenger fatality…read more >>>
Qantas and Mastercard have joined together on the Qantas Frequent Flier membership card with new in-built features such as storage of foreign currency in the card, cash withdrawal worldwide through ATMs and earning of points on spending in Australia and overseas. The card’s Qantas Cash functionality allows members to load funds with a choice of up…read more >>>
Qantas has unveiled the new seats and interiors that will be introduced in all its 30 Airbus A330 aircraft beginning in late-2014. Business Class on the aircraft will feature the new Marc Newson-designed Business Suites in a 1-2-1 layout with fully-flat beds and direct aisle access from every seat. The new Business Class seats can…read more >>>
Australian flag carrier Qantas added its 68th Next generation Boeing 737-800 to its fleet in mid-October. The airline has taken delivery of 123 aircraft in the last four years resulting in an average aircraft age of just 7.9 years. Qantas’ Boeing 737-800s offer 12 seats in business class and 156 seat in economy class. Business class…read more >>>
Qantas has announced details of its new lounges at the Tom Bradley International Terminal in Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and at the Hong Kong International Airport. The new Business Lounge at LAX will open in phases with the first phase opening in April 2014 and the last phase completed in second half of the year.…read more >>>
Now there’s one more reason to choose flights from Brisbane for your vacation to Australia. Qantas opened a new $80 million catering center at the airport on October 16. The facility will employ 300 people and produce over 7 million meals each year for Business and Economy passengers – over 20,000 meals a day for about 120…read more >>>