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Qantas, The Spirit of Australia, has a well established history of operating the Kangaroo Route and is widely regarded as the world's leading long distance airline.  Qantas work closely with Emirates and flights can be combined utilising both airlines.

Qantas from London Heathrow

Qantas operate from Terminal 3 with a daily A380 flight to Sydney through Singapore.   There is also a daily non-stop flight to Perth operated on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the first and only non stop flight from the UK to Australia.  This flight continues on to Melbourne and there are connections to all other cities from Perth. In cooperation with Emirates there are services to all points in Australia. Both Qantas and Emirates can be used to continue the journey to New Zealand.
Qantas customers can also utilise the Emirates flights from various departure airports throughout the UK - see the Emirates pages.
The following flight connections will be daily on Qantas aircraft
London-Perth-Melbourne:  B787 9 Dreamliner
London-Singapore-Sydney:  A380 800
London-Singapore-Melbourne:  A380 800

On journeys from the UK to Australia and New Zealand on the Qantas/Emirates network stopovers are now possible in either direction in many points in Asia. As well as Dubai stops can be made in Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Tokyo and Shanghai.

Online check in is available 24 hours before departure. 

Premium Economy
Qantas also offer an Economy seat with more space, an upgraded seat and in a dedicated cabin. With a premium level of service these seating options are becoming increasingly popular on long haul flights.  These seats are available on all flights out of London.

Pre-Booked Seats
Advance seat selection is complimentary if:
You are travelling internationally in First, Business or Premium Economy cabins.
You are a Platinum, Gold or Silver Frequent Flyer or equivalent oneworld Frequent Flyer.
You are on the same booking and travelling with any of the above mentioned travellers.
If travelling on economy fares, seats can be pre-booked at a charge of AU$30 per flight per person (AU$180 for Exit Row)
Check in online up to 24 hours prior to departure - free seat selection can be made then
To help you decide your preferred seating check the aircraft type on your flight itinerary and look at the following website:  

Baggage Allowance
The following is the current baggage allowance on flights through to Australasia
Checked:  Economy Class   30 kgs       Premium Economy / Business Class  40 kgs      First Class  50 kgs
No one bag to exceed 32 kgs 
Carry on:  Economy 1 x 7 kg;    Prem Econ, Business & First  2 x 7 kgs  (Plus an additional small item. eg handbag, laptop computer, reading material etc.) Carry on bag dimensions: 85cm x 34cm x 23cm and must fit in overhead locker.
Note that if you have purchased international flights and domestic flights (ie Walkabout Pass) and these are on the same ticket, the international checked baggage allowances apply to the domestic flights too. Where the international and domestic flights are on separate tickets, if the connection time is within 24 hours the International Baggage Allowance is accepted on both flights. Exceptions apply. 

Chauffeur Drive

Chauffeur Drive is a complimentary airport transfer service offered by Qantas to First and Business ticketed customers travelling on eligible Qantas and Emirates international flights. Chauffeur Drive is available from the customer’s nominated pick-up location to the airport, from the airport to the customer’s final destination, and to and from the airport when making a stopover. The allowance from Heathrow is 70 miles but this may vary at other airports and destinations.

Oneworld Alliance

Qantas is a member of the global Oneworld Alliance of leading international airlines including Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Malaysia and Qatar Airlines. The group have 15 member airlines and serve 150 countries approaching 1000 destinations. A number of special airfares are available including 2 different and quite unique Round the World (RTW) fares in the Oneworld Explorer and Global Explorer.

International Network

The Qantas global network offers services to over 90 destinations in 38 countries (including those covered by codeshare partners) in Australia, Asia and the Pacific, the Americas, Europe and Africa.

Domestic Network

The Qantas domestic network covers over 50 Australian destinations and is able to offer two classes of travel on the domestic routes - Business and Economy. Recently upgraded with Marc Newson-designed fabrics, the cabins offer in-flight service features such as complimentary meals and snacks as well as audio-visual entertainment. Qantas' Cityflyer service offers customers travelling between Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, more flights and more seats than any other airline. Some routes are operated by Jetstar, Qantas's no-frills subsiduary, and therefore the full service will not be available.

Popular Fares

The Walkabout Fare allows you to experience international stopovers in each direction en route, when travelling to Australia and New Zealand. The fare level increases depending on the number of stops: one, two or unlimited in each direction. Offering a choice of 5 cities within Australia and 4 cities within New Zealand, and you can travel via Asia or South Africa.
Stopvers can be taken in Dubai, Johannesburg, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Manila.
Utilising Emirates UK departures can be from Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Birmingham, and both Gatwick and Heathrow from London. BA connections are also possible from Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Jersey, Leeds-Bradford, Isle of Man and Belfast.
Similar routings are available on Business Class and First Class fares.

The World Walkabout offers a huge choice of global stopovers in America, Africa and the Far East. Discover up to 6 international stopovers, utilising the Qantas, British Airways and American Airlines networks on this ultimate round the world ticket. Also includes the 7 cities within Australia, 4 in New Zealand and the UK regional connections.

The Walkabout Pass, Offers you access to the unrivalled Qantas Australian domestic network.  The Walkabout Pass is divided into 3 zones within Australia and New Zealand which allows you to book a simple journey within a zone or an extended journey between zones.  There is no minimum number of sectors required.  The Qantas Walkbout Pass must be issued together with a Qantas international ticket to Australia or New Zealand. It is available with the above International fares but the tickets must be issued at the same time.

Qantas operate Airbus A380 aircraft on their longhaul network out of London and also Airbus A330 and Boeing 747's and 767's on some routes into Australia and New Zealand.

A380 Overview

The introduction of the Qantas A380 represents a new era of flying for Qantas. A superior ground experience, inflight product and service offering, along with new technology, allows an exceptional customer experience. Configured with 450 seats - 14 in First, 72 in 
Business, 32 in Premium Economy and 332 in Economy, the A380 sets a new benchmark for 
the airline and the industry.

International Economy

The A380 Economy seat has been optimised for your comfort. Qantas' ergonomically designed seat features an exclusive carbon fibre backshell providing a unique natural element and is visually stunning in appearance. Every inch of the Recaro-built seat onboard the A380 has been optimised for passenger comfort. The new footrest net* elevates your feet and there's more knee and shin room to stretch out. For convenience, the A380 seat features a literature pocket, water bottle and amenities holder, and a coat hook for your jacket.  *On most seats.

  • 332 seats in a 3-4-3 seat configuration
  • Up to 18.1" seat width, 31" seat pitch and 6" seat recline
  • Custom-designed seat allows your seat back and seat base to move when you recline
  • An innovative footrest net that lets you stretch out and raise your legs
  • 10.6" Panasonic entertainment screen
  • Self-service snack bars located throughout the cabin
  • Over 1000 on-demand entertainment options with our award-winning in-flight programming

International Premium Economy

As a Qantas Premium Economy customer, you'll enjoy dedicated check-in areas, priority boarding and disembarkation and, once onboard, dedicated service in a dedicated cabin. Your onboard experience includes pre take-off drinks, jacket collection, daily newspapers, a large soft pillow and sheet-backed blanket, and a self-service bar throughout the flight. Created by leading Australian industrial designer Marc Newson and manufactured by Recaro, the Qantas International Premium Economy seat offers all the comfort and space you need. 

  • 32 seats located on the upper deck
  • 2-3-2 seating configuration
  • Extra-wide up to 19.5", ergonomically designed seat, up to 42" seat pitch and 9" seat recline
  • Integrated leg rest with foldout foot rest
  • 10.6" widescreen in-arm Panasonic entertainment screen
  • Self-service snack bar

Note: Emirates do not offer this class of seating so any itinerary with an Emirates operated flight the seating will be in Economy Class.

 International Business

The next generation fully-flat Qantas Skybed onboard the A380 is so much more than a bed. With an inbuilt back massager, larger electronic privacy screen and clever laptop stowage, you can relax in private and arrive at your destination refreshed and alert.

The smallest thing can make the biggest difference on a long flight. Marc Newson designed amenity kits featuring Korner skincare products and Morrissey designed pyjamas* have all been created with your enjoyment and comfort in mind. *Available on selected flights

  • 72 Skybeds located on the upper deck
  • 2-2-2 seating configuration
  • Fully-flat bed 6.8"
  • Spacious 80" seat pitch
  • Fully adjustable seat from upright - ease into any number of seat positions or into a fully flat bed
  • Large electronic privacy screen between seats
  • 12.1" widescreen in-arm adjustable Panasonic entertainment screen
  • Onboard lounge area with a large comfortable sofa and self-service bar

First Suite

Designed by designer Marc Newson, the multifunctional seat swivels after take off, transforming into a comfortable armchair with leather armrests enabling you to relax in flight. The seat converts into a fully flat bed, and features a large dining table for two. Leading Australian restaurateur and award-winning chef Neil Perry, has created a five-star level of in-flight dining with fresh and healthy meal options all made to order. Create your own meal from the component menu, choose your dining time and enjoy a drink at any time. Sommelier-trained cabin crew will provide recommendations from a list of award-wining Champagnes and Australian wines to accompany your meal. Specially trained First Hosts are available at key Qantas locations around the world to ensure a smooth travel experience through an extremely personalised, individual service. The Hosts will manage your journey from the moment you make your booking to the moment you arrive at your destination.

  • 14 luxurious private suites
  • Spacious swivel armchair with leather armrests that converts to an extra wide and extra long bed up to 83.5"
  • Large dining table and an extra seat for a companion
  • Large 17" LCD Panasonic entertainment screen
  • State of the art touch screen seat and suite controller designed to operate your seat, massage system, window shades, privacy dividers, reading lights and entertainment system.


The unique First and Business lounge onboard the A380 is a stylish area in which to relax with a drink or even hold an impromptu meeting using the large 23" entertainment screen. Both cabins have direct access to the lounge which is for use by First and Business passengers only.