QANTAS Dreamliners Heading to Santiago

Sixty years after Qantas joined the ‘jet age’ by taking delivery of its first Boeing 707 aircraft, the airline’s newest jet—the Boeing 787 Dreamliner—will soon be headed to Santiago, Chile.

That first, four-engine 707 helped put Qantas on the world stage and provided a new level of passenger comfort. Its inaugural departed Sydney for San Francisco via Fiji and Hawaii on 29 July 1959.

It might seem quaint now, but the 707 was promoted as having not one, but two (!) galleys and an innovative “coffee maker which produced 12 cups of coffee every three minutes”. In-flight entertainment consisted of a deck of cards.

From late June 2020, however, Qantas passengers flying between Sydney and Santiago will experience a few more creature comforts offered in the airline’s next generation Economy, Premium Economy and Business cabins aboard the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

These Dreamliner services will increase flights on the route from four per week to daily, adding more than 20,000 seats each year.

The change is part of the phased delivery of the national carrier’s six additional Dreamliners, as the more efficient aircraft gradually replace the Boeing 747 aircraft on Qantas’ international network by the end of 2020.

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GET TO KNOW: China Eastern Airlines

Have you ever flown with China Eastern Airlines?

Did you know that they’re a Qantas Frequent Flyer airline partner and codeshare partner?

An Airbus A350 in China Eastern livery.

Get to know them a little better here.


China Eastern operates 10 weekly non-stop Airbus A350 services from Sydney to Shanghai Pudong Airport. In addition, the airline operates 7 weekly codeshare services with Qantas.

Into Beijing, the airline operates 3 weekly services via Hangzhou, 3 via Nanjing, as well as 5 weekly codeshares on Qantas.

To Xian, China Eastern operates 3 weekly services via Wuhan

The airline’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is already operating services between Melbourne and Shanghai, and commences Sydney–Shanghai services from 27 October 2019.

A China Eastern Boeing 787 Dreamliner.


China Eastern operates 10 weekly direct, non-stop Boeing 787 Dreamliner services into Shanghai Pudong.


China Eastern operates 4 weekly direct, non-stop Airbus A330 services into Shanghai Pudong.

Shanghai skyline.


China Eastern’s European network includes:

  • London Heathrow
  • Paris
  • Frankfurt
  • Amsterdam
  • Budapest
  • Rome
  • Moscow
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Stockholm
  • Prague
  • Madrid

Economy Class: $1112 ex Sydney return
Premium Economy: $3657 ex Sydney return
Business Class: $4807 ex Sydney return

Fares were correct at 17 July 2019, but are subject to change and availability. Business Class was priced using a departure date of 04NOV19; Premium Economy and Economy Class fares were priced using a departure date of 29AUG19.

The airline’s key codeshare partner in Europe is Air France KLM.

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners


  • The first 4 private suites, complete with closing doors
  • Larger (32 inch) LCD TV screen along with the lengthier cabin
  • Direct and uninterrupted aisle access
  • Seat can stretch to a fully-flat bed
  • Convert the middle seats into ad-hoc meeting room
  • Seatbelt equipped companion bench
  • HPUSB & AC Power
  • Mini bar
  • Amenities Kit
  • Complimentary WIFI


  • 1-2-1 seat configuration
  • Uninterrupted aisle access for every guest
  • XL suites complete with closing doors
  • 18 inch HD touch screen display
  • Fully flat bed (196cm)
  • HPUSB & AC Power
  • Mini bar
  • Amenities Kit
  • Complimentary WIFI


  • Separate cabin
  • Extra space for leg rest
  • Priority check-in and boarding
  • 2-3-2 configuration with 28 seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Seats pitch 38 inch, width 19 inch, recline 7 inch
  • 13 inch high definition touched screen
  • Individual AC+USB power
  • Amenities kit & Slippers provided

China Eastern Airlines (CEA) is delighted to offer complimentary Limousine transfers from/to Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane Airport and from/to Shanghai Pudong Airport or Beijing Capital International Airport to eligible First and Business class passengers whom purchased tickets in Australia.

Australian citizens normally need a pre-arranged visa to enter China, but the country’s Transit Without Visa (TWOV) program allows foreigners to enter the country for up to six days visa-free, provided their travel plans meet certain requirements like having a valid onward ticket to another country.

  • Stay up to 144 Hours
  • Available in Shanghai, Nanjing & Hangzhou
  • Entry through Shanghai, and exit through Hangzhou or Nanjing is permitted
  • Applies to entries by air, exit by cruise
  • Eligible for passport holders from more than 50 countries including Australia and New Zealand.
  • Stays in China on the TWOV program are permitted in both directions

For more information, simply leave us a note in the form below, or CALL US to discuss your specific requirements.

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