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QANTAS: New Route, Melbourne to Dallas/Fort Worth starts 3 December 2022

QANTAS: New Route, Melbourne to Dallas/Fort Worth starts 3 December 2022

That’s today, people. In fact the first flight is timed to have just left!

This unique, new, non-stop service will run three days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, on the following schedule:

Melbourne – Dallas/Fort Worth on Qantas 

RouteFlightDep TimeArr TimeFrequencyAircraft
MEL-DFWQF 2114:0012:45Mon, Wed, SatB789
DFW-MELQF 2219:1005:45 +2 daysMon, Wed, SatB789

In March 2023, these departures will change to Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

“We’ve already seen a great response to these flights since they went on sale, not just from those wanting to visit Dallas, but for travellers wanting to take advantage of the excellent connections to popular destinations like Orlando, Miami and Boston.

Andrew David, Qantas Domestic and International CEO
a seat in a plane
Qantas 787 Business Class Cabin [image: Qantas]

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This new route will be the longest flown out of Melbourne and the 4th longest in the world. It also means you miss the horror of entering America at LAX. Connections from Dallas/Fort Worth are also pretty good connections being roughly 4 hours from over 200 major USA cities.


This flight will be codeshared with partner and OneWorld member American Airlines

tail fin of an airplane

2PAXfly Takeout

This is another timely reminder to wear your seatbelt when seated. Holding you close to your seat will protect you from the sort of injuries sustained on this flight, when unsecured passengers flew to the ceiling of the aircraft, and then came crashing down once the ‘drop’ ceased.

The hope will be that this is an anomaly – a ‘freak accident’ in casual parlance. If it is a systemic error either mechanical or electronic, then this is a larger concern for the airlines that fly Boeing Dreamliner 787 aircraft. Let’s hope it isn’t. If it is, it will pile on the woes to Boeing’s existing stack.

This will make decisions about heading to the USA difficult for me. Will I travel on my preferred A380 to LAX with Qantas and endure the hell of immigration at that airport, or will I travel on the Boeing 787-9? Mmmm. Problems I would like to have – the possibility of upgrading to 1st on the A380, and maybe connecting to NYC in JetBlue’s Mint class, or heading to Dallas/Fort Worth on the Dreamliner, with no 1st class, and with options for onward travel on the generally least favourite USA partner airline, American . . .

A nice problem to have.


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