Qantas operates a daily service between Sydney and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport as QF25. The non-stop flight takes just under 10 hours and will have you perfectly poised to begin your journey around Japan. Operated by Boeing 787, passengers can now choose three cabin classes en route to Japan’s vibrant capital.
In this guide, we’ll outline all you need to know about Qantas’ QF25 route, including seating, lounge access, and how you can book this flight for less by redeeming Qantas Points.
QF25 flight time
Qantas’ QF25 flight departs from Sydney at 10:05 pm daily. The journey clocks in at 9 hours and 50 minutes, with a scheduled arrival into Tokyo’s Haneda Airport at 5:55 am the following day.
From 26 November 2023, QF25 and QF59, the second daily service from Sydney to Tokyo, will be the only Qantas flights landing at Haneda Airport, the closer of Tokyo’s two major airports to the city. This is especially beneficial for those who prefer a shorter commute to the heart of the city. Qantas’ direct services from Brisbane and Melbourne will both be landing in Tokyo’s Narita Airport from this date, which is located approximately an hour from the heart of Tokyo.
QF25 aircraft type and seating
Qantas’ Sydney to Tokyo Haneda flight is serviced by a Boeing 787, which is fitted with three cabin classes – Business, Premium Economy and Economy.
Business Class on QF25
If you’re flying in Business Class on QF25, you’ll be up the pointy end, as this aircraft doesn’t have a First Class cabin. The 42 Business Class seats are arranged in a 1-2-1 layout, with each passenger enjoying direct aisle access.
Comfort-wise, the seats offer a width of 23 inches and a 73-inch pitch. And pleasingly, the Business Class seats convert into fully flat beds for the overnight flight to Tokyo.
There’s rarely such a thing as a ‘bad’ seat when you’re flying up the front. But for the best chance of some decent shut-eye, steer clear of rows 1, 8 and 10 as they’re adjacent to the galleys. And if you’d rather be a tad closer to the window than the aisle, opt for the window seats – that’s A and K – in rows 1, 3, 5, 7 and 11.
Premium Economy on QF25
If you’re in one of the 28 Premium Economy seats, you’ll fly in greater comfort. 22.8″ width and 38″ seat pitch ensure you have far more personal space. In Premium Economy, Qantas serves a premium menu on proper crockery. Small touches such as Champagne on departure are also offered.
Economy Class on QF25
The Economy Class cabin onboard QF25 features 166 seats in a 3-3-3 layout. The seats offer a standard width of 17.2 inches with a 32-inch pitch between rows.
Row 40 marks the start of the Economy Class cabin, so this is your best bet for a quicker exit. The trade-off? The tray table and entertainment monitors are tucked away in the armrest, so you’ll lose a bit of width there.
On the other hand, row 59 is the absolute back of the plane. You’ll not only be last for meal service, but you’ll be right up against the lavatories and the galley – not ideal if you’re hoping to arrive in Tokyo refreshed the following morning. Though it’s worth noting that the two left and right seats in Row 59 are in pairs rather than trios- so you’ll have fewer neighbours if you’re flying in the rear.
If you need to charge your devices during the flight, each passenger has access to an individual USB-A port. There are also shared universal AC power sockets between the seats, which is handy for ensuring your camera is raring to go for all your Tokyo snaps.
Lounge access when flying QF25
Passengers bound for Tokyo from Sydney with Qantas have a number of lounge options depending on status and class of travel.
Qantas International Business Lounge
The first stop for most eligible flyers on QF25 is Sydney’s Qantas International Business Lounge. This includes passengers who meet one of the following criteria:
- Business Class passengers
- Qantas Gold, Platinum and Platinum One frequent flyers
- oneworld Sapphire and Emerald frequent flyers
- Qantas Club members
- Qantas single-entry passholders
Single-entry passes can be obtained a number of ways. This includes when you reach Qantas Silver, earn enough points in a year to unlock Qantas Points Club, or with certain credit cards like the Qantas Premier Platinum.
Qantas International First Lounge
The Qantas International First Lounge in Sydney is the airline’s flagship lounge and is often regarded as one of the best airport lounges in the world. It’s worth arriving early to indulge in the à la carte menu, on-site spa treatments and spectacular views across the tarmac. Here’s how you can gain entry:
- Qantas Platinum and Platinum One members
- oneworld Emerald members
- Complimentary ‘Titanium’ single-entry passes from the Qantas Premier Titanium Card
- Gifted complimentary passes by Platinum One members to their friends and family
If you’re not flying Business Class or don’t hold status, don’t fret. There are other lounges you can access in Sydney with a lounge membership (such as Priority Pass) or eligible credit card, including:
Booking QF25 using points
With some Qantas Points up your sleeve, your family getaway to Tokyo Disneyland or foodie adventure through Tsukiji fish market is closer than you think. Here’s how many Qantas Points you’ll need to book QF25 as a Classic Reward.
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Our top tip when searching for seats using points is to ensure you filter by ‘Reward seats’. This will show you Classic Reward seats instead of Points + Pay. The latter converts the cash fare to points – often in the millions – and is terrible value. Find out more about how reward seats work and how you can search for them.
If you still can’t find any reward seats and hold Qantas Platinum or Platinum One status, you can call Qantas to request reward seats to be released.
And if you’re a few points short of a redemption, one credit card sign-up bonus could net you enough points to take off to Tokyo in style! Check out our credit card offers below.
Also read: How to hack your way to Tokyo with points
Qantas also operates another daily Sydney to Tokyo (Haneda) flight as QF59. If you’re not fond of redeye flights, QF59 is an excellent alternative, with a late morning departure from Sydney. This flight uses an Airbus A330.
Flying from elsewhere in Australia? You may want to consider these other Qantas-operated flights to Tokyo:
- Qantas flight QF61 – Brisbane to Tokyo (Narita) – begins 26 November 2023
- Qantas flight QF79 – Melbourne to Tokyo (Narita) begins 26 November 2023
Alternatively, you could also fly to Japan with low-cost carrier Jetstar. Qantas doesn’t operate any direct flights from Australia to Osaka, so Jetstar is a convenient option if you want to hit the ground running in Japan’s food mecca. These flights can also be booked using Qantas Points:
- Jetstar flight JQ9 – Brisbane to Tokyo (Narita)
- Jetstar flight JQ25 – Cairns to Tokyo (Narita)
- Jetstar flight JQ23 – Brisbane to Osaka (Kansai) – begins 2 February 2024
- Jetstar flight JQ15 – Cairns to Osaka (Kansai)
Japan Airlines, a oneworld member, also flies direct between Australia’s east coast and Tokyo. Qantas Points can be used to book the following routes:
- Japan Airlines flight JL774 – Melbourne to Tokyo (Narita)
- Japan Airlines flight JL52 – Sydney to Tokyo (Haneda)
On the return leg look for flight QF26, Qantas’ direct service from Tokyo (Haneda) to Sydney.
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What aircraft is QF25?
QF25 is serviced by a Boeing 787 with three cabin classes available.
What time does QF25 depart Sydney?
Qantas flight QF25 has a scheduled departure of 10:05 pm daily.
Does QF25 have First Class?
No, a Boeing 787 flies route QF25 from Sydney to Tokyo (Haneda), with only Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy available.
How often does QF25 fly?
QF25 is Qantas’ daily service from Sydney to Tokyo (Haneda).