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Trans-Tasman travellers will be treated to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on selected Sydney-Auckland flights across the peak summer season when Qantas sends its red-tailed Dreamliner across the pond.
The Dreamliner dates are 4 December 2019 to 28 March 2020.
The flight to look for from Sydney to Auckland is QF141, which departs Sydney at 7.10am to arrive into Auckland at 12.15pm; the return leg is QF144, which is wheels-up from Auckland at 1.15pm and reaches Sydney at 2.55pm.
Interestingly, Qantas will be selling premium economy on those flights – an initial sale fare pegs those better-than-economy seats at $299 each way – while passengers will also be able to use their frequent flyer points to upgrade from economy.
On routes which typically don't see premium economy – and this includes all Qantas flights to and from New Zealand – the occasional appearance of premium economy due to a different aircraft being flown is usually handled by allowing top-tier frequent flyers booked into economy to pre-select a seat in the premium economy cabin.