QANTAS today announced that A380s will replace Boeing 747-400ERs on the Sydney – Dallas-Fort Worth route from 29th September 2014. The use of the A380 will also mean First Class will be offered on the route for the first time and that the return QF8 will operate Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney direct rather than via Brisbane as at present. Schedules have yet to be released, however services will be reduced from daily to 6 x weekly.