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 double daily flights to Dubai and on to Sydney and Melbourne respectively. All of these services now operate with the Airbus A380 aircraft. In cooperation with Emirates there are direct services to Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. Both Qantas and Emirates can be used to continue the journey to New Zealand.
Online check in is available 24 hours before departure.
IMPORTANT NOTE: In March this year (2013) Qantas ceased its "Kangaroo Route" agreement with British Airways and formed a new alliance with Emirates. This has, and will continue, to change the way you fly to Australia and beyond. Significantly the routing of the double daily A380 service to Australia has shifted from Singapore to Dubai and other changes are expected. This website will be updated as further announcements are made.
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.
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.
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 Air Pacific networks on this ultimate round the world ticket. Also includes the 7 cities within Australia, 4 in New Zealand and the UK regional connections.(Currently this fare in not available)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.