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American Airlines Unveils Longest Nonstop Flight: Dallas to Brisbane

The new seasonal service is part of a range of new flights announced by American Airlines for next winter

by Fergus Cole

February 2, 2024

Photo: Brisbane, Australia. Courtesy of Romain Terpreau / Unsplash

American Airlines will start operating flights between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Brisbane (BNE) later this year. The new route will be the longest nonstop flight the airline offers, covering a distance of over 8,300 miles with an estimated flight time of around 15 hours.

The daily seasonal service will launch on October 27, and American Airlines will use a newly designed, long-range Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to operate this route.

The aircraft will have a total capacity of 244 passengers, including 51 Flagship Suite seats, 32 Premium Economy seats, 18 Economy seats with extra legroom, and the remaining 143 seats in standard Economy.

The Flagship Suite on the American Airlines Boeing 787-9 offers more comfort with lie-flat seating and can also convert to a chaise lounge position / Photo: Courtesy of American Airlines

According to American Airlines, its customers will have one-stop connections to over 200 destinations across the U.S. and almost 70 across Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific this winter, thanks to its partnership with Australian flag carrier Qantas.

Together, American and Qantas will connect five North American cities – Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), New York (JFK), Vancouver (YVR), and Dallas – with four destinations Down Under – Sydney (SYD), Melbourne (MEL), Auckland (AKL), and Brisbane.

Photo: American Airlines, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Courtesy of Boeing

“American is thrilled to grow our international network to give customers more ways to escape the cold next winter,” said Brian Znotins, Senior Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning at American Airlines.

“Together with Qantas, customers can enjoy more ways to explore new destinations across one of the most comprehensive networks connecting the United States and the South Pacific.”

More Network Upgrades

American Airlines also announced a range of other new and returning flight routes next winter, including the resumption of seasonal flights between DFW and Kona International Airport (KOA) in Hawaii and the launch of a new route from Dallas to Rio de Janeiro (GIG), both in October.

Short-haul flights from Dallas-Fort Worth are also being added to American’s network this summer, including a new nonstop service to Veracruz (VER) in Mexico and expanded service to three Caribbean destinations: Grand Cayman (GCM), Providenciales (PLS), and St. Thomas (STT).

Photo: Japan Airlines, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Courtesy of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

In addition, American Airlines plans to offer nonstop flights between New York JFK and Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) in the coming months, having gained tentative approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to launch the service. This proposed new service would complement existing flights between JFK and HND operated by American’s partner Japan Airlines.

“American looks forward to beginning nonstop service to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport from JFK,” said Robert Isom, CEO of American Airlines. “We are grateful to the DOT and thankful to our partner Japan Airlines for supporting our application. Together, we are well positioned to offer customers a comprehensive network between two of the most robust economies in the world.”