Maybe I’m reading too much into this, but this update in particular has me feeling incredibly optimistic about a return of widespread international travel. Is there finally a bright light at the end of this tunnel?!
Qantas selling international flights as of July 2021
Australia has been among the strictest countries when it comes to closing its borders due to coronavirus, and as a result, Qantas’ international fleet has more or less been grounded since early 2020. Up until recently the airline had canceled most international flights through at least October 2021, but that timeline has now been moved forward significantly.
Qantas has now put a vast majority of its international long haul network on sale for flights as of July 1, 2021. This includes the following routes:
- Brisbane to Los Angeles
- Brisbane to Singapore
- Melbourne to Hong Kong
- Melbourne to Los Angeles
- Melbourne to San Francisco
- Melbourne to Tokyo
- Perth to London
- Sydney to Dallas
- Sydney to Hong Kong
- Sydney to Johannesburg
- Sydney to Los Angeles
- Sydney to San Francisco
- Sydney to Singapore to London
- Sydney to Tokyo
It seems that this isn’t just a case of the airline arbitrarily adjusting its schedule, but I’ve also been hearing that the airline has contacted long haul cabin crew to inform them that they’ll be restarting training soon.
While schedules are scaled back a bit in terms of frequencies, some destinations continue to not be on sale at all, including:
Qantas will use 787s for a vast majority of its flights