Special flight from the United States to Australia

As the national carrier, we're proud to operate selected flights on behalf of the Australian Federal Government to bring more Australians home during this unprecedented time.

Before booking, ensure you check the latest Australian government travel restrictionsOpens external site in a new window and information on quarantine. There is a travel ban in place in Australia. Any passenger who is not an Australian citizen or permanent resident will require a valid visa, and an exemption to the travel ban, to board these flights.

Passengers wishing to transit Australia and continue onto another country won't be accepted for travel.

Last updated: 26 March 2021

Flights from the United States to Australia

We’ll be operating the following flight:

  • QF102, departing Los Angeles at 11pm on 27 March, arriving Darwin at 6.30am on 29 March 2021.

What's different about these flights?

These flights are being operated for repatriation purposes and services on these flights will be significantly reduced, including the following:

  • limited onboard food and bottles of water. Should you wish to bring food and non-alcoholic drinks for your flight, you’re welcome to do so. Note: as galley storage space is restricted, items you bring will need to be stored in your carry-on baggage. Drinks you choose to bring will also need to comply with any powders, liquids, aerosols and gels screening requirements where applicable.
  • Inflight entertainment will be unavailable and we recommend you bring alternative material for your entertainment.
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer benefits (Status Credits, Qantas Points and the option to upgrade with points) will not apply. 
  • Seat selection isn't available.


  • Seats are available until sold out. 
  • Due to the high number of passengers wanting to travel on these flights, it may not be possible to provide seat separation for all passengers, and you may be seated next to other passengers.
  • If you’d like to book and pay for this flight using a valid Qantas Flight Credit, call us on a dedicated number in Australia on +61 2 8222 2422 to discuss your options. 
  • We're able to accept bookings for a limited number of infants on these flights.
  • To make your booking, ensure you have the approval booking code handy. This code can be found in your email from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  

Australian domestic flights

If you're travelling beyond Darwin to return home once your quarantine period has ended, we're offering special one-way Economy fares to a range of destinations across Australia. These special fares are only available if you’re returning home from quarantine in Darwin and may only be available for a limited time, so it’s best to book early.  


  • If you've booked your onward flight and there is a change to your check-out date, you'll be able to change your flight with no change fee.
  • You'll need to make your domestic flight booking through the link below.
  • The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will advise the approval booking code to access these fares. Do not forward this code as these fares are only available to customers who return home after quarantining in Darwin.

What you need to do after booking

As soon as you’ve completed your booking, you’ll need to provide your passport information. To do this:

  1. Enter your booking reference and last name at Manage booking, and then click on ‘Continue’.
  2. Under the passenger information section, click on the ‘Enter APIS’ button.
  3. Complete the Advanced Passenger Information section.
  4. Read and then tick the acknowledgment box and click on ‘Submit’ to save your information.

Note: we require your passport details in advance as a requirement of travel and your booking won't be confirmed until we've received this information.

If you have a pre-existing medical condition, you'll also be required to complete a travel clearance form. Go to our Medical Clearance page to review the information, download the form for completion and return to us as soon as possible.

Before you travel

Government travel requirements

  • Before booking, ensure you check the latest Government travel requirements, which may include mandatory health declarations, use of face masks, entry permits, pre-approval and quarantine (possibly at your own expense), or you could be denied entry.
  • Read more about coming to AustraliaOpens external site in a new window. All travellers arriving into Australia must undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated facilities (for example, a hotel) at their arrival port.

COVID-19 testing and health checks

Before being accepted for travel, you’ll be required to:

Information regarding the check-in process and COVID-19 testing facilities will be provided once your booking has been made.

Wearing face masks

  • On boarding the aircraft, you’ll be provided with a face mask and a disposal bag for used masks. Face masks must be worn for the duration of the flight. You’ll also be required to change your mask every two hours throughout the flight, and replacement masks will be provided.
  • You may also be required to wear a face mask in the terminals before departure and on arrival. 
  • Check the latest Government requirements for information on wearing face masks at your destination.

Baggage allowance

Restrictions on baggage and additional baggage fees may apply.

View checked and carry-on baggage allowances.

If you need an additional checked baggage allowance, you can purchase it online before travel. Note: excess baggage can't be purchased at the airport before departure.