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Act fast: Qantas award seats are available on new Melbourne-San Francisco route

In December, Qantas announced that it would launch the new Melbourne-San Francisco route with one of its shiny, new Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

Qantas already flies direct from Sydney to San Francisco, and it has added flights from Melbourne in response to strong demand from both tourists and business travellers.

Qantas began selling tickets on the route today, which launches on 1 September 2018.

Qantas has today also released a decent amount of award seats, including in premium economy and business class, which Qantas Frequent Flyers can book with their Qantas Points.

If you were thinking of travelling to the USA later this year, this is a great chance to use your points to fly in style.

Business class features Qantas’ highly regarded business suite arranged in a 1-2-1 layout …

Qantas 787 business class

… while premium economy also sports new seats in a 2-3-2 layout, though without as much leg room as many of us hoped.

Qantas’ new premium economy seat

Here are the dates in September where at least two seats are available departing from Melbourne (yellow is premium economy and gold is business class).

And here is the availability in September on the return leg.

You’ll need 72,000 Qantas Points to book a premium economy seat, while business class costs 96,000 points (plus taxes and fees, of course).

These seats will be snapped up quickly, so if you’re interested, don’t delay!

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