Melbourne and San Francisco now linked

Our first ever direct flight between the two cities takes off today, 3 September. 

Qantas Freight is proud to offer 17 tonnes worth of freight capacity on the new, Melbourne to San Francisco service. Utilising our Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, four return flights will operate weekly on the route. 

The flight is numbered QF49 in recognition of the city’s symbolic references to the number 49 dating back to the California Gold Rush of 1849, including the local San Francisco 49ers American Football team.

Qantas operates 13 return direct flights from Melbourne and the US each week, including 6 direct flights per week between Sydney and San Francisco.

Qantas' Melbourne-San Francisco schedule

Route Flight Dep Time^ Arr Time^ Frequency Aircraft
MEL-SFO QF 49 2140** 1900 Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun B789
SFO-MEL QF 50 2200 0630+2** Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun B789

^ Times above are local
** 1 hour later in DST

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