Grab the floppy hats, designer jeans and celebrity-spotting touristy cameras because Queenslanders are going to Hollywood on the Dreamliner!

Qantas confirmed this morning that IT IS sending one of its Dreamliners to Brisbane and it will fly on direct services to the City of Angels.

Although many were expecting the airline’s first 787-9 operation out of Queensland’s capital to fly to San Francisco or Seattle, Qantas said it will use the fuel-efficient aircraft to replace the Boeing 747-400 currently on the route.

The Qantas 787/9 Dreamliner

The move allows the Flying Kangaroo to then use the Dreamliner on QF11/12 connecting services between L.A. and New York.

Brisbane’s first 787 service to La La Land will take off on 1 September 2018 and will be accompanied by a three times weekly 747 flights during the peak period to December 2018.

Once Qantas’ eighth Dreamliner has been delivered by the end of 2018, the airline will replace the three weekly 747 services between Brisbane and Los Angeles with a second year-round Dreamliner service, operating four times a week.

So, Brisbane doesn’t just get one Dreamliner, it gets two!


Click here to read about the many special features onboard Qantas’ 787-9.

The announcement comes less than a day after the carrier made history by flying the first ‘mustard seed’ Dreamliner flight from Melbourne to the US.

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Where do you hope Qantas sends the next 787 aircraft?