AMERICAN AIRLINES: Daily seasonal flights between Brisbane and Dallas Fort Worth – October ’24 to March ’25
American Airlines has just announced this new daily seasonal route for the northern hemisphere winter using the brand new Boeing 787 Flagship Suite® Business Class.
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When it will fly
This will mean that American Airlines, and through codeshares with Qantas, will now fly to all east coast Australian capital cities: Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. American Airlines flies to Australia from North American cities, including Vancouver (Canada), San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas Fort Worth and New York (JFK).
Flagship Suite® Business Class
The AA Dreamliner has 51 Suites with a sliding door in a 1-2-1 layout. Extra nooks for storage and additional power options, including standard, USB-C and a wireless charging pad, are also features. The new 787-9 Dreamlliners also sport 32 Premium Economy seats.
In the future, American plans to replace the First Class Suites on their older Boeing 777-300ERs with the Flagship Suites in a large business class cabin.
Flights have not been loaded into AA’s system yet, so I don’t have flight numbers or timings yet. Flights will go on sale on 5 February, so we should get flight numbers and timings then. According to ET, flights will look something like the schedule set out below, but AA has also advised that there will be a variation in time on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and flight times may vary from month to month.
- Leaves Brisbane 10 am, arrives DFW 8:20 am
- Leaves Dallas Fort Worth 10:35 pm, arrives Brisbane 6:30 am +2 days
Because Qantas and American Airlines are both founding members of OneWorld, you will be able to book AA flights via Qantas and redeem points for American flights. Don’t expect to be able to use Qantas points for upgrades, though, well, at least not yet. You should be able to do this once OneWorld unleashes its alliance-wide upgrades as promised.
This seasonal route will give some options for travellers out of Brisbane. American Airlines already services Sydney and Melbourne on some routes through Qantas codeshares. United, which partners with Virgin here in Australia, also services Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. And then there is Delta, also flying to East Coast Australian destinations out of Los Angeles.
Qantas also maintains routes to San Francisco, Los Angeles and DFW if you can afford their prices!
If price is an issue, look at one-stop, out-of-the-Asum alternates. In 2023, I travelled to NYC in Business Class for under AU$7,500 on All Nippon Airlines via Tokyo/Haneda to New York. Timings were pretty good, and layovers were minimal.
Allways look at indirect options, you can often save thousands.