Competition is set to heat up over the Pacific with the launch of a brand new Brisbane-Dallas route by American Airlines.
The oneworld carrier and Qantas partner will start flying between the two cities on 27 October, initially as a seasonal route – though hopefully we’ll see that extended if successful.
The airline will use a brand-new Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the route, which features its latest economy, premium economy and business class seats.
The plane’s premium-focused configuration means there will be just 244 seats, including 51 in business class, 32 in premium economy and 161 economy seats.
Dallas is a major hub for American Airlines and provides easy connections to cities across North America.
Qantas already flies from Melbourne and Sydney to Dallas, and from Brisbane to Los Angeles.
Queenslanders can also take advantage of United Airlines’ flights from Brisbane to San Francisco.
Qantas Points holders will be able to book reward seats on American’s new Brisbane-Dallas route if the airline makes them available. Tickets go on sale on 5 February, so we’ll find out then!
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