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Qantas’ Dreamliner to operate Brisbane – Los Angeles from 1 September 2018
Published on 30th January 2018

Qantas has announced the start date of 1 September 2018 for a daily Dreamliner service between Brisbane and Los Angeles, with fares available for sale from today. It will replace the Boeing 747-400 currently operating this route.

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.

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.

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.

Qantas’ Dreamliner carries 236 passengers across three cabins compared with 364 passengers on the 747-400 currently operating the route. 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.


Schedule information for BNE-LAX – 1 September – 1 December 2018*

Route Flight Dep Time^ Arr Time^ Frequency Aircraft
BNE-LAX QF 15 1020 0600 Daily B789
LAX-JFK QF 11 0820 1640 Daily B789
BNE-LAX QF 55 1750 1330 Mon, Thu, Sat B744
JFK-LAX QF 12 1810 2100 Daily B789
LAX-BNE QF 56 2215 0500+2 Tue, Thu, Sat B744
LAX-BNE QF 16 2325 0610+2 Daily B789

Schedule information for BNE-LAX – 1 December onwards*

Route Flight Dep Time^ Arr Time^ Frequency Aircraft
BNE-LAX QF 15 1120 0600 Daily B789
LAX-JFK QF 11 0820 1630 Daily B789
BNE-LAX QF 55 1715 1155 Mon, Wed, Fri,  Sat B789
LAX-BNE QF 56 2105 0500+2 Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat B789
JFK-LAX QF 12 1800 2055 Daily B789
LAX-BNE QF 16 2320 0715+2 Daily B789

*Subject to government and regulatory approvals.
^Times above are local.

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