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Qantas Luggage Allowance & Excess Baggage Fees

Review Qantas luggage allowances and charges before travelling.

qantas carry-on allowance

The amount of cabin baggage permitted depends on the route travelled and, in some cases, fare type.

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

On Dash 8 services, passengers are permitted one bag measuring no more than 105 cm (41 inches) in total, 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 carry a small personal item, such as a handbag or laptop (in a thin bag).

children's luggage

Infants do not have any carry-on baggage allowance, but the accompanying adult may carry a nappy bag in addition to their own allowance.

qantas checked-in baggage

The number of bags that can be checked into the hold and the weight of these bags depends on route travelled and fare type, as well as membership of the frequent flyer club.

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

Australian domestic flights, ECONOMY:

One piece of checked baggage, free of charge. 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:

Allowance for up to five additional pieces can be purchased 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, free of charge. Total dimensions of each bag must not exceed 158 cm (62 inches). (Exceptions apply).

To purchase additional baggage allowances:

Additional weight allowances can be purchased: 5 kg/ 10 kg/ 15 kg/ 25 kg/ 35 kg. Prices depend on destination:

Between Australia and New Zealand, New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea: $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. Total dimensions of the two pieces must not exceed 270 cm (106 inches), with no single piece exceeding 158 cm.

To purchase additional baggage allowances:

Allowance for up to five additional pieces can be purchased online. Each piece must not exceed 23 kg. The cost is $123 per piece.

children's luggage

Infants have no 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 will have to be paid 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.

exceptional items

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). Freight charges apply.

Disclaimer - Information gathered from these webpages on 31.10.2016:

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