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Flying to Australia from North America on Qantas

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From North America, Qantas offers direct flights to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney from Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth and Honolulu. (1+) or (2+) signifies a flight that arrives one or two days later than its departure. Mileage exchanges are based on a round trip.

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Los Angeles – Brisbane 
One daily non-stop, each way
LAX-BNE: QF16 11:45pm-6:45am (2+)
BNE-LAX: QF15 10:35am-6:40am

Qantas Classic Rewards: Economy 96,000, Premium Economy 144,000, Business 196,000
British Airways Avios: Economy 100,000, Premium Economy 150,000, Business 200,000
AA Miles: Economy 75,000, Business 125,000

Los Angeles – Melbourne
One daily non-stop, each way
LAX-MEL: QF94 11:30pm-8:20am (2+)
MEL-LAX: QF93 9:10am-6:35am

Qantas Classic Rewards: Economy 96,000, Premium Economy 144,000, Business 192,000, First 288,000
British Airways Avios: Economy 100,000, Premium Economy 150,000, Business 200,000, First 300,000
AA Miles: Economy 75,000, Business 125,000, First 145,000

Los Angeles – Sydney
Two daily non-stops, each way
LAX-SYD: QF12 10:05pm-6:10am (2+); QF108 11:50pm-7:35am (2+)
SYD-LAX: QF107 9:50am-6:30am; QF11 1:05pm-9:45am

Qantas Classic Rewards: Economy 96,000, Premium Economy 144,000, Business 192,000, First 288,000
British Airways Avios: Economy 100,000, Premium Economy 150,000, Business 200,000, First 300,000
AA Miles: Economy 75,000, Business 125,000, First 145,000

Dallas-Fort Worth – Brisbane
One daily non-stop from DFW
DFW-BNE: 11:55pm-5:00pm (2+)
No non-stops from BNE-DFW
Nine daily non-stops from BNE-SYD:
QF501 6:00am-7:35am
QF503 6:30am-8:05am
QF505 7:00am-8:35am
QF507 7:45am-9:20am
QF509 8:25am-10:00am
QF511 8:55am-10:30am
QF513 9:25am-11:00am
QF515 9:55am-11:30am
QF517 10:25am-12:00am
One daily non-stop from SYD-DFW:
QF7 1:20pm-1:45pm

Qantas Classic Rewards: Economy 112,000, Premium Economy 164,000, Business 224,000
British Airways Avios: Economy 100,000, Premium Economy 150,000, Business 200,000
AA Miles: Economy 75,000, Business 125,000

Honolulu – Sydney
One daily non-stop from HNL
HNL-SYD: QF4 10:55pm-5:35pm (1+)
Two daily non-stops from SYD
SYD-HNL: QF283 6:00pm-7:45am; QF3 7:40pm-9:25am

Qantas Classic Rewards: Economy 72,000, Business 144,000
British Airways Avios: 120,000 + taxes, fees and carrier surcharges 
AAdvantage Miles: Economy 75,000, Business 125,000