Designed to enhance the travel experience, Qantas has been organizing a series of pop-up dining events in its Qantas Club lounges throughout Australia. The airline has partnered with some of Australia’s top food experts to offer a selection of tasty creations by the country’s best chefs and restaurateurs in its lounges. The meals at the pop-ups…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.
QantasLink, the regional subsidiary of Qantas, plans to fly upgraded Boeing 717 aircraft with Business Class and in-flight entertainment for all passengers on all flights between the Tasmanian capital, Hobart and mainland Australia. The upgraded aircraft will be used on Hobart to Sydney and Hobart to Melbourne routes from mid-2014 – and will be based in…read more >>>
QantasLink, the regional subsidiary of Qantas, has unveiled the new planned interiors and seats for five Boeing 717 aircraft joining its fleet. The 110-seat Boeing 717 aircraft will feature two cabin classes, with 12 Business class seats in a 2-2 configuration and 98 seats in the economy cabin. Initially, the planes will fly from Australia’s…read more >>>
Gone are the days of carrying hard copies of flight itineraries and e-tickets. Qantas now offers seamless integration with Google Now, an in-built personal assistant, in the latest version of its app for tablets and smartphones using the Android operating system. The airline recently also launched the Android version of its mobile app launched for iPhones in…read more >>>
QantasLink, the regional subsidiary of Qantas, has shifted its operations from Terminal 2 to Qantas’ exclusive domestic terminal at Sydney Airport, Terminal 3. The move will enable smoother and faster connections as well as reduced check-in times for customers connecting between Qantas and QantasLink flights at the airport. Qantaslink passengers will also now have easy…read more >>>
Australian airline Qantas has been named the official airline for the upcoming Australia and New Zealand segments of singer Taylor Swift’s The RED Tour. The Australia/NZ segment of the tour will start with Swift performing at the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand on November 29 & 30. It will be followed by stadium shows…read more >>>
Qantas will operate daily Boeing 747 flights to Brisbane from Los Angeles beginning December 2. The airline currently operates six flights per week on this route. The non-stop flight time from Los Angeles to Brisbane, at just under 14 hours, is the shortest duration for flights from the continental US to Australia. The increase in…read more >>>
Qantas is extending its pre-ordering service for in-flight meals, Select on Q-Eat, to all classes on international flights. The service previously has been offered only to international business class customers. Select on Q-Eat allows travelers to pre-order their in-flight meals from seven days to 12 hours before departure through the ‘Manage Your Booking’ section on…read more >>>
Qantas is launching a new schedule for flights between Australia and New Zealand to better align the flights with its partner Emirates. The airline will also launch twice-weekly seasonal flights between Auckland, New Zealand and the Western Australian city of Perth from December 6. Under the new schedule, Qantas is changing its existing Christchurch to…read more >>>
Australian flag carrier Qantas Airways has extended its complimentary chauffeur service for First and Business class passengers flying to Australia and departing from Los Angeles (LAX) or Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) airports. The service will offer free pickup/drop off within 40 miles of either LAX or DFW. Longer distances will be charged at the additional rate of…read more >>>