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2017 Qantas Baggage Allowance & Excess Baggage Fees

Review Qantas baggage allowances and fees before you travel.

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qantas carry on

The Qantas carry on allowance differs depending on the route travelled and on the fare type.

On Australian domestic flights, passengers may carry on board with them EITHER two bags with total dimensions no greater than 105 cm (41 inches) OR one bag measuring 105 cm, plus one non rigid garment bag measuring no more than 185 cm (73 inches) OR one bag with total dimensions of 115 cm (45 inches). Bags must weigh no more than 7 kg (15 lbs) each.

On Dash 8 services, passengers may carry on board one item of hand luggage measuring no more than 105 cm (41 inches) in total dimensions, and weighing no more than 7 kg (15 lbs).

On all international flights, passengers on First, Business or Premium Economy tickets may carry two 115 cm (45 inch) bags OR one 115 cm bag, plus one non rigid garment bag measuring no more than 185 cm (73 inches). Economy passengers may carry one 115 cm bag or one garment bag. Each item must not weigh more than 7 kg.

Passengers may also bring on board a small personal item, such as a handbag or laptop (in a thin bag).

infants' luggage

Infants are not given a carry-on baggage allowance, but the accompanying adult may bring a nappy bag in addition to their own allowance.

qantas checked-in baggage

The number of bags that may be checked into the hold and the weight of these bags varies according to route travelled and fare type, as well as membership of the Qantas frequent flyer club.

Below are some examples for travel on an ECONOMY ticket, without frequent flyer membership, together with information about paying for additional baggage allowances.

Australian domestic flights, ECONOMY:

One piece of checked baggage, included with ticket. Maximum 23 kg and total dimensions of 140 cm (55 inches). (Exceptions apply on smaller aircraft and a small number of routes).

To purchase additional allowances:

Passengers can purchase allowances for up to five additional pieces online. For Economy passengers, each piece must weigh no more than 23 kg. Each additional piece costs $35 AUD online.

International flights, excluding North and South America, ECONOMY:

Up to 30 kg (66 lbs) in luggage across a number of bags is included in the price of the fare. Total dimensions of each bag must not exceed 158 cm (62 inches). (Exceptions apply).

Additional baggage allowances may be purchased in increments of 5 kg, up to 35 kg: Prices depend on the destination of the flight:

Between Australia and New Zealand, New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea: AUD$70 per 5 kg

Between Australia and Asia: $122 per 5 kg

Between Dubai and London: $140 per 5 kg

Between Australia and Dubai: $192 per 5 kg

Between Australia and South Africa, and Europe: $280 per 5 kg

International flight, to North/ South America, ECONOMY:

Two pieces up to 23 kg (50 lbs) each are included in the cost of the fare. Total dimensions of the two pieces must not exceed 270 cm (106 inches), with no single piece exceeding 158 cm.

The cost of purchasing additional baggage allowances online (for up to five additional pieces) is $123 per piece.

infants' luggage

Infants are not given a checked allowance on domestic flights, but are allowed one piece with total maximum dimensions of 115 cm (45 inches) and up to 10 kg (22 lbs) on international flights to/from North/ South America. On most other international flights, they are permitted 10 kg across a number of bags (except on certain aircraft/ routes). Three additional items may also be carried for infants, including a pushchair/ cot/ car seat.

qantas excess baggage fees

If a bag exceeds pre-purchased baggage allowances, the following fees are charged at the airport:

Australian domestic: $70 for first extra piece, $90 for the second and subsequent pieces; $50 for each piece weighing over 23 kg.

Between Australia and New Zealand, New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea: $20 per kg

Between Australia and Asia: $35 per kg

Between Dubai and London: $40 per kg

Between Australia and Dubai: $55 per kg

Between Australia and South Africa, and Europe: $80 per kg

Between Australia and North/ South America: $175 per extra piece; $75 for any single piece over your pre-purchased baggage allowance.

Sporting equipment, etc.

Exceptional items, such as sporting equipment and musical instruments form part of your checked baggage allowance. Some equipment and large musical instruments may need to travel as freight, such as surfboards measuring over 277 cm (109 inches) or 240 cm (94 inches) on QantasLink Dash 8 flights. Freight charges apply.

Disclaimer - Information gathered from these webpages on 15.08.2017:

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