Jetstar upgrades Sydney-Honolulu flights to Boeing 787 Dreamliner

By Chris Chamberlin, September 12 2014

Jetstar passengers heading to Honolulu (Hawaii) from Sydney will find themselves on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from February 19 next year.

The Sydney-Honolulu service will become Jetstar’s 10th Boeing 787 route and the airline’s longest scheduled Dreamliner flight.

Jetstar Australia and New Zealand CEO David Hall said that the airline expects “to have operated more than 2,000 revenue (Dreamliner) flights by the end of the Christmas/New Year holiday peak” this year, as the Boeing 787 “becomes the mainstay of (its) long haul fleet.”

The airline currently runs Airbus A330s between Sydney and Honolulu. From February, these will be returned to Qantas – aiding in the retirement of the Red Roo's ageing Boeing 747 and Boeing 767 aircraft.

From Sydney, JQ3 takes flight six times each week (excluding Mondays), pushing back at 5:55pm for a 6:40am landing in Hawaii on the same calendar day.

On the return, it's wheels-up for JQ4 at 8:15am with a 3:50pm landing in Sydney the following afternoon.

Jetstar's Boeing 787 Dreamliners come with both business class and economy, but at the pointy end, it's 'business class' in name only.

As Australian Business Traveller has previously highlighted, Jetstar's Boeing 787 business class seats are more closely aligned with premium economy on a Qantas A380 or the revamped Boeing 747s.

The low-cost carrier also flies to Honolulu three times a week from Melbourne on the Airbus A330, and from December 18 will serve Hawaii three times weekly from Brisbane.

Qantas' own Sydney-Honolulu flights go A330-only from Sunday September 14, with the route picking up an extra weekly flight from December 20.

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

12 Jul 2014

Total posts 110

And Qantas is sticking with 767's. Classy.

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Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

12 Dec 2012

Total posts 8

A330s from this Sunday. Hopefully with the new J product  some time soon!

If travelling Y, I'd rather be in an A330 window/aisle pair than 3-3-3 in a 787.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

18 Aug 2014

Total posts 76

Get with the program Qantas, the amount of money you charge in J class to Honolulu and not even a lay flat bed!!!!!!


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