The world’s longest flight with the world’s largest passenger aircraft has landed at Dallas/Fort Worth airport.
Qantas flight QF7 landed at DFW at 1326 local time on Monday, September 29, following a 15-hour, 15-minute journey from Sydney.
The flight, operated by VH-OQL with a special livery on the tail featuring a hat and neckerchief on the Flying Kangaroo, was Qantas’s inaugural service to the biggest hub of oneworld alliance partner Amerircan Airlines using the Airbus A380.
Actor John Travolta was on hand to greet passengers at the airport.
The A380 replaced the Boeing 747-400ER that previously operated the route. The return leg, QF8, will be a direct service to Sydney, with the technical stop in Brisbane eliminated following the change of aircraft type.
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