As we reported last week, Australian travellers can now book direct flights from Brisbane to Chicago and San Francisco.
At the time of writing, Qantas didn’t appear to have released Classic Reward seats for either of those routes. However, we’re now seeing wide-open availability of business and premium economy award seats on the Brisbane to San Francisco route.
The route will be operated by the Qantas’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, offering next-generation seating and built-in jet lag reducing features. Flights will run three days per week (Tues, Thurs, Sunday) from 9 February 2020.
At the time of writing, there is availability of 4 x economy, 4 x premium economy and 2 x business class seats on most days the direct Brisbane to San Francisco flight runs, from February 2020.
This availability extends all the way through to June (with April / May availability shown below):
Similarly, there’s also great availability on the return San Francisco to Brisbane flight home, with award tickets available all the way through to June 2020 (there’s also good premium cabin availability on other non-direct routes):
We’ve searched for this award space across Bronze, Silver and Platinum frequent flyer accounts, and the seats are showing up for all membership tiers (though higher tiers of membership may see availability slightly further out).
What will an award seat on this route cost?
Right now, a one-way flight on the Brisbane – San Francisco route costs 41,900 Qantas Points in economy, 72,000 Qantas Points in premium economy and 96,000 Qantas Points in Business class (excluding carrier fees).
If you’re looking to book in one (or more) of these award seats, don’t delay! Not only will they go like hotcakes, but Classic Reward redemptions in premium cabins are set to cost more from mid-September 2019.
Will you be looking to snap up an award seat between Brisbane and San Francisco?