Qantas begins operating flights between Sydney and Dallas

Qantas begins operating flights between Sydney and Dallas

Australian national airline Qantas recently launched its inaugural flight between Sydney and Dallas, linking Australia with a new destination in the heart of the U.S., reports SkyClub News.

The new Sydney-Dallas route reflects Qantas' first new international destination in three years, as the carrier began serving Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2008. The Dallas flights will be operated using a Boeing 747 jet, which is equipped with both business and "premium" class seats. On inbound flights from Australia to the U.S., the plane flies directly between Sydney and Dallas. On the return flight, however, the jet stops in the Australian city of Brisbane before continuing on to Sydney.

"This new service takes Qantas customers into the heart of the United States, with a wide range of options for onward travel," said Alan Joyce, the chief executive officer of Qantas. "There is also great potential to develop inbound tourism to Australia, particularly in Queensland and New South Wales. The launch of a new route is always an exciting occasion and we couldn’t be more pleased to be touching down in DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport) today."

Travelers flying in Qantas' business class cabin on the route between Sydney and Dallas will enjoy sitting in the "Skybed," an adjustable seat that can be placed in different positions. This bed lies nearly flat, providing guests with a much more comfortable sleeping experience than they would find in economy class.

Other features of the Skybed include a meal table, cocktail table, laptop power outlet, nightlight, massage function, water bottle holder, LED reading light, glovebox, privacy screen, headset cubby, coat hook, shoe storage, book pocket and more. Each seat is also equipped with an in-flight entertainment system displayed on a 10.4-inch screen, while passengers can listen to their TV and movies using noise-canceling headphones provided by the airline.

Business class passengers on the Qantas flight from Sydney to Dallas will dine on food crafted by Neil Perry, one of Australia's most acclaimed restaurateurs. The meals are served on premium Marc Newson tableware and are accompanied by fine wines made in Australia. Travelers in business class also receive an amenity kit containing Malin+Goetz skincare products, an eye mask, earplugs, socks, a toothbrush and toothpaste.

By Jason Faulkner

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