Aviation

Qantas shakes up major route

Daisy Doctor

Qantas has overhauled its Brisbane to Los Angeles, replacing the Boeing 747-400  currently operating this route with Dreamliners.

The Dreamliner will then continue on as QF11/12, Qantas’ connecting service between Los Angeles and New York (JFK), carrying passengers connecting from Sydney and Melbourne services as well as from Brisbane.

While the switch-up comes as good news to many, highflyers won’t be as impressed, as the current 747-400 carries 364 passengers, while Dreamliners carry only 236.

According to the press release from Qantas, “the Dreamliner features the latest version of the airline’s Business Suite, nicknamed “mini First Class” by some frequent flyers, as well as a next generation Premium Economy seat and a significantly improved Economy seat with extra storage compartments and device charging outlets”.

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As well as this, once Qantas’ eighth Dreamliner has been delivered by the end of 2018, the airline will replace the three weekly 747 services between Brisbane and Los Angeles with a second year-round Dreamliner service, operating four times a week.

Between September and December 2018, the daily Brisbane – Los Angeles Dreamliner service will be complemented by up to three weekly Boeing 747 flights to meet seasonal demand.


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One response to “Qantas shakes up major route”

  1. Somewhat misleading… Brisbane to LA has never had First Class. It has always been operated by an aircraft where the highest cabin is Business Class, even way back when the route was launched.

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