It’s very difficult to find premium award space with Qantas. That seems strange considering how empty the business class cabin was on this flight. I lucked out and found availability for two seats in Business class 12/23/16 from Los Angeles to Sydney on Qantas. Those were the only two award seats available on the flight.
If you’re a U.S. citizen planning to go to Australia, you WILL need an Australian visa.
There were a total of 6 people in business class on this flight. I assigned myself a seat in the forward cabin and had a very quiet flight. The seats were pretty comfortable. I set up another seat as a bed and one seat as an area to watch movies.
The flight was 15 hours. I had plenty of time to watch movies. I watched Keanu (which was hilarious), Suicide Squad (very boring but I forced myself to finish it) and the X-Men Apocalypse (good enough).
Included with the immigration form you fill out on the plane (required to enter Australia) you are also given a pass for the Express Immigration line. This is a sweet perk for Business class passengers.
Since we traveled with carry-on luggage only, we were out of the airport in minutes.