If you relish award winning service and direct flights at prices that low cost carriers would cry about, it is time to open your early Christmas present.
Qantas has just launched direct services from Sydney to Osaka, in time for the Christmas and New Year peak season. Normally full service flights between Australia and Japan in the peak holiday season would cost $1400 or more on JAL, Qantas or ANA, the three direct service carriers.
Until 4 August, Qantas is offering special launch fares, with all-inclusive Sydney to Osaka return Economy tickets starting from $699 for travel between 14 December-31 December 2017 / 8 January-24 March 2018, and all-inclusive Sydney to Osaka return Business tickets starting from $3,499 for travel between 14 December 2017–24 March 2018.
QF33 flies three times weekly, departing Sydney on Thursday and Saturday at 930 arriving at Osaka Kansai Airport at 1725. On Monday it departs at 1325. From Kansai there are easy connections into downtown Osaka or Kyoto. The QF34 flights from Osaka to Sydney are all in the evening with a morning arrival into Sydney.
Qantas won the Best Airline Australia-Pacific at the 2016, 2014 and 2013 Skytrax World Airline Awards, so it is time to try their winning service.