Qantas announced this week it plans to work with American Airlines on trans-Pacific flights to and from Dallas/Forth Worth, Texas.
DFW airport is AA's largest hub and Qantas wants to offer direct flights starting May 16, which would come two days after the Aussie airline ends service to San Francisco on May 14.
The change to the Lone Star State would allow Qantas to work with American's regional network, meaning a possible codeshare agreement down the line.
Qantas will operate four times per week with a direct flight from Sydney to Dallas/Fort Worth using the Boeing 747. The return flight from Dallas would stop over in Brisbane.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport was the eighth busiest airport in the world according to 2009 statistics. Although Qantas is going to stop flying to San Francisco, the city will still remain in the airline's codeshare destination network.