Qantas put new Chicago, San Francisco Flights on Sale


Qantas has announced the launch of its new Brisbane-Chicago and Brisbane-San Francisco flights.

The previously announced flights have now been put on sale following last weeks approval of the Qantas – American Airlines joint venture.

Kicking of on 9 February 2020, the flights between Brisbane and San Francisco will operate 3 days per week. Those three days will be Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

The non-stop Brisbane to Chicago service gets underway from 20 April 2020 and operate four times per week.  These will be operating on the other four days of the week – that is Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

The new Qantas flights to the United States went on sale today. Fares to San Francisco are available from $999 return while the Chicago flights are $1,299 return.

As I write this, I was unable to find any Award seats in the new flights. It is not unusual for these to follow later, so it may be worth keeping an eye on anything that comes up.

Flight Schedules

The following table shows the flight schedules of the new flights

Flight no. Route Depart Arrive Days Aircraft Flight time
QF85 Brisbane-Chicago 1530 1640 Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 787-9 16h20
QF86 Chicago-Brisbane 2150 0610+2 Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 787-9 17h20
QF59 Brisbane-San Francisco 2035 1515 Tue, Thu, Sun 787-9 12h40
QF60 San Francisco-Brisbane 2215 0600+2 Tue, Thu, Sun 787-9 13h45


The flights do seem to spell the death knell for QF55/56 – the evening service from Brisbane to Los Angeles. It looks as though Qantas will be reducing the Brisbane – Los Angeles services to just one a day (QF15/16)

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Mark is the founder of FlyStayPoints, and caught the travel bug early in life. He discovered the benefits of travel loyalty programs in 2001, and is always learning how they can make travel better. While work takes him between Perth and Melbourne, he is always plotting his next adventure.