Flying Solo in Qantas Business Class: LAX to SYD

Flying Solo in Qantas Business Class: LAX to SYD

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.


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Sydney Opera House: Circus 1903

Sydney: A Broken Phone and a Replacement

Sydney: Boxing Day 2016

From Sydney to Katoomba by Train

Hiking Around the Blue Mountains in Katoomba, Australia

Katoomba, Australia: The Jenolan Caves

New Year’s Eve Chaos in Sydney, Australia 2016

678 KBBQ in Sydney, Australia – High Expectations

Meeting Koalas and Kangaroos at Featherdale Wildlife Park – Sydney