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Touchdown! American Airlines connects Dallas and Brisbane directly for first time

American Airlines will introduce nonstop seasonal services between Brisbane and Dallas-Fort Worth on 27 October 2024, making it the US carrier’s second Australia-bound route and the longest flight on its network by distance at 15 hours gate-to-gate.

American Airlines will introduce nonstop seasonal services between Brisbane and Dallas-Fort Worth on 27 October 2024, making it the US carrier’s second Australia-bound route and the longest flight on its network by distance at 15 hours gate-to-gate.

The US airline will operate the daily direct BNE-DFW route on a newly designed Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft outfitted with 51 all-new Flagship Suite Business Class and 32 Premium Economy seats.

The Flagship Suite seats offer a privacy door, a chaise lounge seating option that’s halfway to lie-flat beds and more personal storage space.

Flagship Suite.

The BNE-DFW flight will depart at 10am and arrive at 8:20am local time. The DFW-BNE flight will depart at 10:35pm and arrive at 6:30am + two days local time.

More connectivity from Down Under to the Americas

AA on the tarmac.

American’s second route to Australia ensures more connectivity for Queenslanders as its DFW hub is an important gateway to explore other parts of the US, Canada, Europe and South America on its network.

The AA and Qantas partnership offers one of the most comprehensive networks connecting North America, Australia and New Zealand.

By the end of this year, it will offer services between LAX, San Francisco, New York (JFK) and Vancouver to Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland.

As part of the partnership, travellers can connect to 200-plus US stops and nearly 70 destinations across Australia, NZ and the South Pacific – more than any other airline joint business.

American Airlines Boeing 787-9 aircraft on the tarmac.
AA Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

AA Vice President International Operations José Freig said: “With our new route and our partnership with Qantas, we hope to open up the world even more to customers.”

Brisbane Airport CEO Gert-Jan de Graaff said the new DFW route will be Brisbane’s fourth gateway into North America, alongside Vancouver, San Francisco and LA.

“Our partnership with American Airlines supercharges Brisbane Airport’s position as an aviation hub,” he said.

“American Airlines’ entry into the market is a milestone moment, locking in Brisbane Airport’s 30th direct international connection, our 25th international airline and Brisbane’s longest route.”

For more info, head to americanairlines.com.au