Non-stop business class to and from Australia is one of the toughest frequent flyer awards in the world. Qantas has long been stingy with this space in particular.
However they’re planning to fly a Boeing 787 Brisbane – Los Angeles with 747 service a few days a week. And on the days where a 747 operates in September and through mid-October there’s generally two business class award seats available.
Here’s non-stop Los Angeles – Brisbane.
And Brisbane – Los Angeles.
It’s not a ton of availability, but for US-Australia booked far in advance it’s notable.
- American AAdvantage charges 80,000 miles each way
- Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan charges just 55,000 miles each way and allows stopovers on one way awards (so book Los Angeles – Brisbane (stop) and add another Qantas destination at the end if you wish.
(HT: Monkey Miles)