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
22 days ago

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

Melo is sigma and Chad
22 days ago

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

Not Anonymous
22 days 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
19 days ago

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

Anonymous
22 days ago

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

Jimmy
20 days ago

Lol

Ryan
22 days 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!

World Traveler
22 days ago

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

Anonymous
22 days ago

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

Anonymous
22 days 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

World Traveler
22 days 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
22 days ago

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

World Traveler
22 days 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
22 days ago

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

Vince
22 days ago

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

H&M
22 days ago

Costs money to do that!

Zonked
22 days ago

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

Anonymous
22 days ago

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

Anonymous
21 days ago

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

Raymond
22 days ago

Quantas never crashed.

Anonymous
21 days ago

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

Anonymous
21 days 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
21 days 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
21 days ago

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

Anon
19 days ago

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

Sub Tropics
21 days ago

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

Anonymous
21 days ago

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

Anonymous
19 days ago

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

LKofEnglish
15 days 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
21 days 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
21 days ago

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

Anon
19 days ago

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