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Qantas launching direct flights from Paris to Perth

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Following the success of its non-stop London Heathrow to Perth and Rome to Perth flights, Qantas is launching Paris to Perth.

Flights will launch on 12th July 2024, in time for the Olympic Games in Paris. It will be the first time that Qantas has flown to Paris for almost 20 years.

There will be four flights per week during the first month, dropping to three per week from mid August 2024.

Qantas launches direct flights between Paris and Perth

Services will be operated by a Boeing 787 and will take 17 hours. ‘Circle’ fares will be available, allowing passengers to mix and match Paris, London and Rome for their arrival and departure.

Avios redemptions will – in theory – be available as Qantas is a member of the oneworld airline alliance, but seats are virtually impossible to find on the Heathrow to Perth route. I would expect any that do appear will be snapped up quickly by the Australian market.

You can search pricing and timings on the Qantas website here.

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Comments (21)

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  • SydneySwan says:

    Qantas FF members wont be be able to find award seat availability on the Perth – Paris route. Unlike BA Qantas have no guaranteed minimum award availability per fight.

  • Alex G says:

    Will the direct flights between Paris and Perth be non stop?

    • Rob says:

      Obviously (I mean, not ‘obviously’ if you’re being pedantic, but ….!)

      • Alex G says:

        Not obvious at all. Especially on a frequent flyer blog where most readers understand the difference between a direct flight and a non stop flight, and use the correct terminology.

        For any that don’t, and to quote from Business Insider:

        “If you want to get where you’re going as fast as possible, book a nonstop flight.

        These flights take off at your departure city and land at your destination without any stops. However, these are usually also the most expensive flights.

        Direct flights, despite the name, will also take you from your departure city to your destination, but will make a stop elsewhere in between.”

        If it was my Aunty Mabel writing this, I wouldn’t expect precise wording. But on a Frequent Flyer blog, I don’t think it’s pedantic to interpret “direct” with it’s proper meaning.

        • BA Flyer IHG Stayer says:

          There are all sorts of inaccuracies Rob makes many of which are more irksome than this such as his refusal to call surcharges by their proper name and just labels them as “taxes” yet somehow we’ve all survived.

          • Rob says:

            We don’t do that any more (well, not often, once today obviously!). Get with the programme 🙂

        • PH says:

          the majority of readers will understand “direct” to mean nonstop

    • Paul says:

      Yes QF will only operate Europe Australia non stop once London Sydney switches with project sunrise. The bilateral agreements mean only Australian and U.K. EU carriers can operate non stop

      • flyforfun says:

        What about those of us that prefer a stop? I enjoy the SIN and HKG stop overs. A chance to stretch your legs, have a shower and grab some food that doesn’t come in a 3″ x 5″ plate! I’m guessing I’ll be flying other carriers.

        I’d do the non stop if they made Y on the 787 as comfortable as the A380/AA350 on some airlines- 18″ width seats, 34″ seat pitch and a decent recline of 9″. A foot rest and decent headrest, like Cathay had on it’s A350 will be advantageous too.

        • John says:

          You may have to do BA+QF

          The non stop flight is likely to be ridiculously expensive. LHR-PER is

          • flyforfun says:

            Yes, this is another reason why I think a lot of people may select to take another flight. For me to go to the east cost, a change in Asia is quicker than the timetabled QF flights. And I’d rather do the leg on an international flight than a domestic one.

          • Paul says:

            It’s always packed!

        • BB says:

          I always find the most comfortable Y to be on an A330. Being able to sit in a pair by the window of a 2-4-2 layout makes a big difference.

  • BA Flyer IHG Stayer says:

    Oh dear another list of participating hotels sorted in order of hotel name rather than by country or city

    • Deb says:

      I thought the exact same thing. Plus the link on the actual Accor website to register for the offer didn’t work for me. Has it worked for anyone else?

      • RussellH says:

        Worked for me instantly, using Pale Moon, and I guess that 90% of the time, Accor does not like Pale Moon when it comes to registering for these promotions and I have to resort to a “compatible” ie non-compliant browser.

    • RussellH says:

      Well, there are no country names on the list at all.
      Yes, it is annoying that the Mercures are split into two groups – “Hotel Mercure” + “Mercure”, but it is really not that difficult to search a PDF for a specific city.

  • Paul says:

    They touched down in Paris last Friday when their Perth London non stop service, already delayed 27 hours, had to divert. The crew went out of hours and passengers were then bussed …. yes bussed…. to Heathrow arriving 40 hours late!!! And no EU261 comp!! The Spirit of Australia eh. This is not a well loved institution in its home market! CEO left in disgrace after revelations they sold seats on flights that were never going to fly!

    Qantas have operated to Paris, Rome, Frankfurt before. Let’s see how long it lasts this time.

    • Michael says:

      why no EU261?? because not flying FROM an EU airport or on an EU airline??

      • Rob says:

        EU airline – EC261 pays in either direction

        Non-EU airline – EC261 only pays when flying FROM the EU

    • SydneySwan says:

      Qantas service recovery is pretty average these days. They will argue that they got you to your destination and will resist claims for compo.

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