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Qantas adds New York flights with new aircraft, designer PJs & menu items

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Qantas has taken delivery of brand-new 787 Dreamliner aircraft to operate the route and has released a selection of exclusive onboard passenger products as it prepares to resume flights to New York for the first time since 2020.

The national carrier will begin offering three weekly flights from Sydney to New York on June 14; those flights will increase to four weekly in October. For the first time, the route will stop in Auckland en route to New York before continuing on a 17+ hour direct journey. The flight had previously used Los Angeles as a stopover.

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The relaunch of the New York flights brings Qantas closer to returning to 100 percent of its international network pre-COVID capacity by March 2024. For a limited time, Business Class customers on the New York route will be offered a navy sleeper suit featuring a monogram of the Qantas “Roo” and Rebecca Vallance logo, incorporating the flight numbers QF3 and QF4 and a bespoke New York heart design.

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They will also receive a custom-created Rebecca Vallance amenity kit, with a matching eyeshade instead of the Koskela amenity kit being rolled out across the international network. A small number of the collectible PJ and amenity kit sets will be available for purchase on Qantas Marketplace for $69 (plus delivery) or 12,000 Qantas Points (plus delivery).

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New York inspired menu items across QF3, QF4 premium cabins

  • New York style spaghetti and meatballs
  • Classic Reuben sandwich
  • NY bagel with lox, cream cheese, capers and lemon
  • General Tso chicken with smashed cucumber salad, steamed rice and broccolini
  • Classic beef hot dog with sauerkraut and spicy brown mustard
  • Seared beef fillet with creamed spinach and baked potato with sour cream and chives
  • Pecan pie with crème fraiche
  • New York style baked cheesecake with blueberry compote

The Qantas First Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne and the Auckland International Lounge will feature a New York-inspired dish of the day for the month of June, along with Manhattan Spritz and Garibaldi cocktails.

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