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QANTAS Announces San Francisco as next Dreamliner Destination

From early December 2019, Qantas passengers flying between Sydney and San Francisco will experience the airline’s next generation Economy, Premium Economy and Business cabins aboard the 787 Dreamliner.

The change coincides with the phased delivery of Qantas’ six additional Dreamliners, as the more efficient aircraft gradually replaces the Boeing 747 aircraft on the airlines’ international network by the end of 2020.

“As much as we’re sad to see Qantas’ fleet of 747s being retired, the deployment of these new aircraft and their brilliant in-flight offering bring new levels of quality on popular routes for our business and leisure clients”, said The Travel Authority Group’s Managing Director, Peter Hosper.

“We look forward to experiencing it for ourselves”, added Hosper.

Business Class on the Qantas Dreamliner. Source: Qantas.

The Sydney-San Francisco Dreamliner service will operate daily, complementing Qantas’ existing four-times-per-week Dreamliner service from Melbourne.

The popular Californian city is one of five international destinations currently served by the Qantas Dreamliner, along with Los Angeles, New York, London and Hong Kong.

Premium Economy cabin on the Qantas Dreamliner. Source: Qantas.

Qantas International Acting CEO Naren Kumar said the ongoing roll-out of the Dreamliner was good news for more passengers across the airline’s network.

“Our Dreamliner is the most comfortable aircraft we have ever flown. Customer feedback on the cabin environment, from the seats to the anti-jetlag measures, continues to exceed our expectations,” said Mr Kumar.

“We’ll also soon begin upgrading the cabins of our A380 aircraft which means the inflight experience for our customers travelling to the United States will have never been better”, he added.

Economy Class on the Qantas Dreamliner. Source: Qantas.

The new aircraft will bring Qantas’ total fleet of Dreamliners to 14 in the second half of 2020.

Qantas’ Dreamliner carries 236 passengers across three cabins. It features the latest version of the airline’s Business Suite, as well as a next generation Premium Economy seat and a significantly improved Economy seat with extra storage compartments and more legroom.

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Qantas Says ‘Konnichiwa’ to Winter in Sapporo

Qantas has just announced direct flights from Sydney to Sapporo for the Japanese ski season, so it’s even easier to hit the famous slopes in Hokkaido.

Economy class fares from Sydney to Sapporo on the new Qantas direct services start from just $1026 return.

The new Qantas seasonal service will operate three times per week to Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport departing Sydney on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays between 16 December 2019 and 28 March 2020.

Flights are scheduled to be operated by Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

Qantas will be the first airline to fly direct between Sydney and Sapporo and the service will be the national carrier’s fifth route between Australia and Japan.

“The number of Australians travelling to Japan has more than doubled over the past five years, with almost 500,000 Australians visiting Japan in the last 12 months alone. We expect Japan’s popularity to continue with the country hosting a number of major international sporting events in the next two years”, said Qantas International Acting CEO, Naren Kumar.

OUTBOUND: Qantas flight QF39 departs Sydney at 09:30, arriving into Sapporo at 18:35 same day.
INBOUND: Flight QF40 departs Sapporo at 20:05, arriving into Sydney at 09:05 the next day

Famous for its thriving food scene and annual snow festival, Sapporo sits on the doorstep of one of the world’s best ski destinations. From the finest powder at Niseko Ski Resort to the hot springs in the Hokkaido mountains and the fascinating culture of Japan’s fifth-largest city, Sapporo will be a magical winter holiday to remember.

Start planning your Sapporo snow holiday today and take advantage of Qantas’ all-inclusive fares and exceptional service along the way. Fares shown are based on 09 March 2020 departure, returning on 18 March 2020. Pricing was correct at 30 April 2019, but is subject to availability and change without notice.

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