Travellers will be able to secure their seats on Qantas’ direct flights to the UK almost a year in advance, with tickets going on sale very soon.

Reservations for the direct Perth-London service are opening in April, around 11 months before the highly celebrated service launches.

The news was confirmed to KarryOn by a Qantas spokesperson who said tickets would be on sale next month.

There’s still no word on how much passengers will need to fork over for a seat on the non-stop flights to Europe, however, the Flying Kangaroo’s Chief Executive Alan Joyce told The West Australian last year that they could be cheaper “than typical fare levels”.

Qantas Alan Joyce

The head honcho didn’t elaborate, which led airline experts to estimate that travellers could be looking at paying around $2,000 for a return Economy ticket. The West Australian also speculated that fares would likely open next month at a discounted rate before moving to more permanent pricing.

In the meantime, the new Perth-London route will be operated by one of the carrier’s first Dreamliners, which is being specially-designed to keep guests comfortable throughout the 17 hour service.


London is about to¬†feel a lot closer…

It will have a total of 236 seats spread across Economy, Premium Economy and ‘mini First Class’ aka the Business Suite. There’ll also be the usual Dreamliner features such as larger windows, better air quality, reduced cabin sound and more.

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