Qantas to return its New York flights with new menu items and designer pyjamas

Qantas - Rebecca Vallance and Qantas staff on runway
Qantas - Rebecca Vallance and Qantas staff on runway

From 14 June, Qantas will restart flights to New York for the first time since 2020, onboard new 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Qantas will soon commence three weekly flights from Sydney to New York, increasing to four per week from October. The route will, for the first time, transit through Auckland before a 17+ hour flight direct to New York. The flight previously operated via Los Angeles.

A number of new customer initiatives have been launched to mark the NYC routes including limited-edition designer pyjamas and an amenity kit, and new, New York-inspired menu items by Qantas Creative Director Food, Beverage and Service, Neil Perry.

For a limited time, Business Class customers on the New York route will be offered a navy sleeper pyjama set created by Australian fashion designer, Rebecca Vallance. The set features a monogram of the Qantas ‘Roo’ and Rebecca Vallance logo, incorporating the flight numbers QF3 and QF4 and a bespoke New York heart design.

Business Class passengers will also receive a custom Rebecca Vallance amenity kit, with a matching eyeshade instead of the Koskela amenity kit being rolled out across the international network.

A small number of the collectable PJ and amenity kit sets were available for purchase on Qantas Marketplace — but they sold out in record time.

As part of the collaboration, Vallance also created two couture gowns with metallic Italian fabrication and Art Deco-inspired patterns. Qantas Frequent Flyers who make a Rebecca Vallance purchase will go into the draw to win the designer dresses and a personalised fitting session.

The gowns and pyjamas were modelled at an exclusive event at Qantas HQ in Sydney.

New York-inspired Neil Perry menu items include a Reuben sandwich, classic hot dog, New York-style spaghetti and meatballs, General Tso chicken, and New York-style baked cheesecake with blueberry compote.

“New York is one of the culinary capitals of the world, from its much-loved street food to its internationally revered fine dining Michelin-starred restaurants. We are using some amazing Australian produce to put our own spin on some of New York’s most famous food experiences,” said Neil Perry.

The Qantas First Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne and the Auckland International Lounge will feature a New York-inspired dish of the day during the month of June, along with Manhattan Spritz and Garibaldi cocktails.

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