Qantas Dreamliner to operate BNE-LAX daily from September

Sally McMullen 30 January 2018 NEWS


This is the fourth international route announced for the new 787 Dreamliner.

Qantas has revealed that its daily 787 Dreamliner service from Brisbane and Los Angeles will kick off from 1 September 2018. It may be a few months away, but fares and bookings are available from today.

The airline is currently the only airline using the Dreamliner on this route, and its fares are currently selling for about $1,100 return through Skyscanner.

If your final destination is New York, you’ll be happy to know that the Dreamliner will continue to the Big Apple as a QF11/12 flight. This connecting service between LAX and JFK will carry passengers from Sydney and Melbourne as well as Brisbane.

The 787 will replace the Boeing 747-400 that is currently operating this route. But between September and December this year, the daily Brisbane to Los Angeles Dreamliner service will be accompanied by up to three weekly Boeing 747 flights to keep up with the seasonal demand. Then, once the airline’s eighth Dreamliner has been delivered by the end of 2018, it will replace the three weekly 747 services between Brisbane and Los Angeles with a second year-round Dreamliner service, which will operate four times a week.

The first Qantas 787-9 Dreamliner travelled from Seattle Washington and landed in Sydney in October last year. This BNE-LAX service joins other new international routes including Melbourne to Los Angeles (which started in December 2017), Melbourne to San Francisco (expected to start in late 2018) and Perth to London (which is due to begin in March 2018).

The Qantas 787 Dreamliner carries 236 passengers, making it less cramped than the 747-400 which supports 364 travellers. The Dreamliner boasts the latest version of Qantas’ Business class as well as the next generation of Premium Economy and Economy seats.

You can view the schedules, flight frequency and aircrafts being used for the BNE-LAX routes from September below.

Schedule for BNE-LAX from 1 September 2018 to 1 December 2018

Route Flight Departure Arrival Frequency Aircraft
BNE-LAX QF15 1020 600 Daily B789
LAX-JFK QF11 820 1640 Daily B789
LAX-JFK QF55 1750 1330 Mon, Thurs, Sat B744
JFK-LAX QF12 1810 2100 Daily B789
LAX-BNE QF56 2215 0500+2 Tue, Thurs, Sat B744
LAX-BNE QF16 2325 0610+2 Daily B789

Schedule for BNE-LAX from 1 December 2018 onwards

Route Flight Departure Arrival Frequency Aircraft
BNE-LAX QF15 1120 600 Daily B789
LAX-JFK QF11 820 1630 Daily B789
BNE-LAX QF55 1715 1155 Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat B789
LAX-BNE QF56 2105 0500+2 Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat B789
JFK-LAX QF12 1800 2055 Daily B789
LAX-BNE QF16 2320 0715+2 Daily B789

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