One of the great things about Emirates is that they offer complimentary chauffeur service to all premium cabin passengers at virtually all their destinations, regardless of whether they’re on an award ticket or not.
Now that Emirates and Qantas have a huge joint venture going, it’s not surprising that Qantas added the same on their new flights to/from Dubai, in order to align the products offered by both airlines.
However, in July they’ve also expanded this service to first and business class passengers on all their US routes, including the following:
Los Angeles <> Sydney QF11/12/107/108
Los Angeles <> Melbourne QF93/94
Los Angeles <> Brisbane QF15/16
Dallas Fort Worth via Brisbane <> Sydney QF7/8
In 2014 the service will be expanded to all international destinations for flights more than 12 hours long. You can find the mileage restrictions for this service here, though it appears at DFW and LAX the complimentary chauffeur service is available within 40 miles of the airport, in SYD it’s available within 40km of the airport, and in BNE and MEL it’s available within 60km of the airport. The service is available both on arrival and departure. In order to be eligible you have to be booked on a Qantas flight number and technically the ticket has to be issued by Qantas, though that doesn’t seem to be the case in practice.
Awesome, awesome, awesome!
(Tip of the hat to Gary)