Qantas is rejigging its timetable for flights from Australia to Los Angeles over the coming weeks, with extra flights from Melbourne plus afternoon arrivals into LAX to help overcome jetlag.
Here's a wrap of the changes.
Qantas has already ramped up its Melbourne-Los Angeles roster from a single daily service to ten flights per week last month, with a Boeing 747 QF101/100 flight complementing QF93/94's Airbus A380.
QF101 leaves Melbourne at 6pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, landing in Los Angeles at 1.15pm that afternoon – a useful alternative to the A380 flight, which leaves Melbourne at noon to reach LAX around 7am.
From January 21, the flight numbers switch from QF101/100 to QF95/96, with QF95 pushing back 15 minutes earlier at 5.45pm for a 1pm arrival into LAX.
There's a similar shuffle for the Sydney-Los Angeles schedule from February 1.
The daily Sydney-Los Angeles Boeing 747 flight QF107/108 gets a new number – becoming QF17/18 – and a later departure slot.
QF17 will leave Sydney at 5.30pm instead of QF107's current 9.50am wheels-up, which means it will land in LAX at 2.10pm rather than 6.30am.
While that change will prove much better for beating jetlag it means passengers will no longer be able to jump onto the onwards Qantas flight to New York, with connections instead to be offered on Qantas partner American Airlines.
From Los Angeles to Sydney QF18 retains the same timetable as QF108, with an 11:50pm departure from LAX reaching Sydney at 7.35am two days later.
Also as of February 1 the flagship A380 flight of QF11/QF12 will shift to a morning departure from Sydney, to take over the slot occupied by QF107 and allow passengers to join the onwards Los Angeles-New York flight.
That means QF11 will leave Sydney at 9:50am and touch down in Los Angeles at 6:30am on the same calendar day.
There's almost no change to the return run of QF12, which is wheels-up from LAX at 10:05pm to reaching Sydney at 6:30am two days later.
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