You can now fly direct between Melbourne and San Francisco on the Qantas Dreamliner.
The 14-hour journey is now the only non-stop Melbourne to San Francisco flight and took its maiden voyage on Saturday, 1 September.
Qantas’ second Dreamliner – charmingly christened ‘Waltzing Matilda’ by popular vote – will smooth transit times for business travellers who regularly visit Silicon Valley in California. Passengers can depart Melbourne four times a week on QF49 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 9.40pm.
“A significant number of our Melbourne passengers flying to Los Angeles already connect on to San Francisco,” said Qantas International CEO Alison Webster.
“We also see strong demand from San Francisco, both from a tourism perspective and because of the business links between Melbourne and Silicon Valley.”
“This will reduce travel times by at least two hours which means less time in the air and more time to explore or work in San Francisco.
The Qantas Dreamliner has 236 seats across three cabins including a Business class that has been dubbed “mini First Class” by some Frequent Flyers, enhanced Premium Economy and Economy with significantly improved seating, entertainment, storage and device charging outlets.
Time to pack your swag – and your laptop.