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2018 Qantas Baggage Allowance & Excess Luggage Fees

Review Qantas baggage size restrictions and fees before you travel.

Qantas Baggage Allowance

Qantas Baggage Allowance

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Qantas Carry-on Allowance:

International flights, Economy: 1 x 15 lbs (7 kg); 45 in (115 cm) in total dimensions OR one non-rigid garment bag; 73 in (185 cm). Higher fares: 2 x 15 lbs; 45 in OR 1 x 45 in bag, plus 1 garment bag. 

Australian domestic: EITHER two bags with total dimensions no greater than 41 in (105 cm) OR one bag measuring 41 in, plus one non-rigid garment bag measuring no more than 73 in (185 cm) OR one bag with total dimensions of 45 in (115 cm). Bags must weigh no more than 15 lbs (7 kg) each.

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

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

Qantas Additional Carry-On Allowances

Passengers may also bring on board a small personal item, such as a handbag or laptop (in a thin bag). They may also carry on board an overcoat, small camera, a reasonable amount of reading material, and a small amount of duty free (where allowed).

Qantas Carry On Baggage Allowance for Infants

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

Qantas Carry On and Musical Instruments

A musical instrument weighing no more than 15 lbs (7 kg) may be placed in the overhead locker. The instrument must fit within the allowable dimensions above. Larger instruments can be brought on board if an extra seat is purchased for the instrument.

Qantas Checked Baggage Allowance:

International flights (not N/S America), Economy: Up to 66 lbs (30 kg) across a number of bags, free of charge. Total dimensions of each bag must not exceed 62 in (158 cm). Premium Economy/ Business: 88 lbs (40 kg). First: 110 lbs (50 kg).  

Flights to/from N/S America, Economy/ Premium Economy: 2 x 50 lbs (23 kg); total dimensions of the two pieces must not exceed 106 in (270 cm), Business/ First: 3 x 70 lbs (32 kg); total dimensions of the three pieces must not exceed 159 in (405 cm).

Australian domestic flights, Economy: One piece of checked baggage, included with ticket. Maximum 50 lbs (23 kg) and total dimensions of 55 in (140 cm). Business: 2 x 70 lbs (32 kg). Exceptions apply on smaller aircraft and a small number of routes. 

Qantas Checked baggage Allowance for Infants

Infants are not given a checked allowance on domestic flights, but are allowed one piece with total maximum dimensions of 45 in (115 cm) and up to 22 lbs (10 kg) on international flights to/from North/ South America. On most other international flights, they are permitted 22 lbs 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 Checked Baggage and Excess Baggage Fees

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

Australian domestic: A$78 for first extra piece, A$90 for the second and subsequent pieces; $50 for each piece weighing over 50 lbs.

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

Between Australia and Asia: A$35 per kg

Between Dubai and London: A$40 per kg

Between Australia and Dubai: A$55 per kg

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

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

Qantas Checked Baggage and 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 109 in (277 cm), or 94 in (40 cm) on QantasLink Dash 8 flights. Freight charges apply.

Disclaimer - Information gathered from these webpages on 06/07/2018:

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