Qantas Planning Ultra Long Haul Flights From Australia To Miami

Miami will soon be getting non-stop flights to Australia, according to the head of Qantas.

It isn’t known yet when the new service will launch.

Alan Joyce, the CEO of the airline, revealed plans for Miami service in an interview with The Sunday Times, along with several other route announcements.

Miami will be connected with Sydney and Melbourne, the report said.

The new service will be launched as part of the airline’s Project Sunrise initiative, which aims to offer ultra-long flights from Australia to major cities around the world.

In addition to Miami, Qantas has plans for service from Sydney and Melbourne to New York, Chicago, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Cape Town and Sao Paulo.

The airline has ordered 12 Airbus A350-1000 specially modified to be able to operate the new flights, with deliveries in 2025.

The planes will have seats removed for passenger stretching areas, with four classes of service (including enclosed business suites) and free wifi.

Sydney to London will be close to 11,000 miles, and will take nearly 21 hours, since it goes against  prevailing winds.

Sydney to Miami is shorter at around 9,300 miles, according to Great Circle Mapper. That is close to the same distance as Perth-London, which Qantas already operates.

 

 

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Anonymous but you can call me Mike
4 months ago

Love this! But let’s hope that an Asian flight comes before this one much sooner than 2024!!

Melo is sigma and Chad
4 months ago

About time, now we need a East Asia long haul flight.

Not Anonymous
4 months ago

FINALLY! I have family members in Australia and this makes the trip much better. Thank goodness that Qantas is seeing the potential market that is Miami.

Anon
4 months ago

Yeah lets serve the 3 australians who live in miami and not a direct flight from miami to cartagena or bucaramanga

Anonymous
4 months ago

21 hours Sydney to London—that’s like 2.8 Kangaroo Years

Jimmy
4 months ago

Lol

Ryan
4 months ago

I really don’t know if I have it in me to spend 15+ hours on a plane. I can barely handle 4. Great news though!

Anonymous
4 months ago

^^and readers don’t givesashit that you don’t giveashit.

Anonymous Readers
4 months ago

Don’t speak for me just because you don’t giveashit.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Well I need 125 more dollars to pay my rent this month.. now do you giveashit enough to give me the money?

World Traveler
4 months ago

Man if I was limited to traveling to places within a 4 hour flight my life would be so boring!

Anonymous
4 months ago

^^you don’t do anything exciting at home?…no hobbies, love interests?

Anonymous
4 months ago

^^Downvoted by those with not much going on at home 🙁 so sad

sitting 15 hours in a flying beer can going to visit Fuckistan won’t make you an exciting person

Anonymous
4 months ago

^^there’s no “society” here in Miami working and living here?? You can’t be happy unless you’re roaming and running from your regular life because it sucks? Very telling….

World Traveler
4 months ago

Of course I do, although traveling is definitely my #1 hobby. Miami just doesn’t have enough going on to justify spending every day here. I try to spend at least 3-4 months of the year in other places.

Anonymous
4 months ago

^^how can you afford that? Are you a retiree? Do tell….

World Traveler
4 months ago

I work hard and fully remotely. Also, no kids, so any money that my peers spend on kids/schools, I put toward travel.

Rob
4 months ago

Miami doesn’t have all that much gooing on??? Tell all those millions of visitors

Vince
4 months ago

Ohhhh…..so you are a World Traveler!
I get it now.

H&M
4 months ago

Costs money to do that!

Zonked
4 months ago

London-Perth is a 16h flight, this could actually be a nice trip

Anonymous
4 months ago

That is the same distance as Doha, Dubai to Miami.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Perth to Dubai ain’t 16… last time I did it was 10-11 hours

Raymond
4 months ago

Quantas never crashed.

Anonymous
4 months ago

No but it did have a flight get hijacked by a koala bear.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I want to go to AU soon and practically everything from FLL or MIA is over 8 grand for four people, hopefully, this will lower costs in the future.

wanderer34
4 months ago

I’ve thought about a route between MIA and SYD via Qantas, but with another possible route from MIA to MEL, that’s more than what I fantasized. Miami is truly becoming a world-class and cosmopolitan city and if this happens, I’m thinking the Government of Australia will open up an Australian consulate in Miami.

I also wasn’t aware that the distance between SYD and MIA is 1,700 shorter than at the route between SYD and LHR (London), and it that’s true, that would give Miami another advantage as Australia and Great Britain are Commonwealth countries and just having a shorter distance between SYD and MIA would further boost Miami’s local economy.

Once Qantas comes to MIA, that will help with future Far East Asian routes (Tokyo, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, etc.) since MIA has connections to Middle East Asia (Emirates to Dubai and Qatar Airlines to Doha). These Australian routes are yet proof that Miami is transforming from a Southern city to a major American city to a cosmopolitan world-class city!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Cool Aussie fact: Bon Scott’s paternal mother was a kangaroo.

Anon
4 months ago

miami was never southern, it was and still will be a latin american city

Sub Tropics
4 months ago

For context the farthest distance between two points on Earth is 12,500 mi or 20,000 km.

Anonymous
4 months ago

The farthest distance between two points on Earth is 12,000 miles or 20,000 km

Anonymous
4 months ago

Crocodile Dundee types coming over to skin alligators in the Everglades lol

LKofEnglish
4 months ago

Really need to offer up Supersonic Aircraft for such a route I agree with those talking time. These giant Aircraft for Flight work is not how USA Americans travel by Air anymore as well as we have HondaJet etc now.

Supersonic flight works far easier when using a small air frame as well.

There is also the issue of Presitge as well as this is Miami not Bust Town City Chicago. NASA is right up the road by way of example.

Flying Kangaroo Better Get Movin
4 months ago

Qantas staff & engineers are overworked and underpaid, and Qantas doesn’t have the resources to complete existing flights without lost luggage, stranded passengers. How about the company focus on current challenges first and get customer confidence up. Otherwise people are going to explore other airline options.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I agree. You’re better off flying to Australia on a boomerang.

Anon
4 months ago

Yeah lets serve the population of 5 australians living here for millions of dollars and a huge flight distance and expect profit 😭