Qantas Does Dallas.

Qantas Business Amenity Kit
“Qantas Business Amenity Kit” Photo credit: Keith Mason on Flickr

Finally back at AAdvantageGeek World Headquarters after a long week on the road.  Missed a few days of AAdvantage 30 offers.  Planning to post a recap of all the offers so far.   Today’s AAdvantage 30th Anniversary Deal of the Day: Earn 30,000 Bonus Miles plus 1,250 Miles per $10k financed from Lending Tree. Go here for details and don’t forget to submit your name in the daily drawing for 30,000 AAdvantage Miles.

Today is the start of oneworld member Qantas’s non-stop service between Dallas/Ft. Worth and Australia. If you’re passing through Terminal D at DFW, look for the big red and white 747-400 parked at one of the gates. Qantas Flight 8 (the American codeshare is 7375) travels from DFW to Brisbane and then on to Sydney. Because the eastbound flight is with the jetstream, the return flight is able to take advantage of increased fuel efficiency and fly direct from Sydney to DFW.

The total distance of the 19 hour flight from Dallas to Brisbane is 8,303 miles making it the sixth longest non-stop flight.   The 13 hour, 8,578 mile return flight from Sydney to Dallas will be direct, making it the third longest non-stop flight.  According to MileCalc you’ll earn 17,381 total round-trip AAdvantage Miles.

Effective Monday 16 May 2011, Qantas will start flying from Dallas/Fort Worth to Brisbane and on to Sydney four times a week. On your return, fly nonstop from Sydney to Dallas/Fort Worth. Qantas’ three class B747-400 aircraft will fly to Australia on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, with great connections from other US and Canadian cities.

To kick off service, Qantas is offer travelers from DFW the opportunity to add a stop over in Brisbane

For a limited time when travelling from Dallas/Fort Worth, explore two great Australian cities, Sydney and Brisbane, for one great price! See more of Australia by including a stop in Brisbane on your way to Sydney.

or trip to New Zealand at no extra cost:

Our Australia Fare Sale offers you the option to visit New Zealand on your way to or from Australia at no additional cost. To explore both countries and take advantage of this special offer, select the ‘Multi-City’ booking option to start your search.

If you’re scheduled to fly on the inaugural flight today, let me know if they do anything special to kick off service.

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