If you’re travelling with Qantas soon, you can find out everything you need to know about Qantas baggage allowance, restrictions, fees below.
|Class||Number of Bags||Size Restrictions||Weight Allowance|
|First, Business and Premium Economy Class||1 x 115cm bag OR|
2 x 105cm bags OR
1 x 105cm bag and 1 x 185cm non-rigid garment bag
|1 bag 56cm + 36cm + 23cm OR 2 bags 48cm + 34cm + 23cm OR 1 bag 48cm + 34cm + 23cm & 1 garment bag 60cm + 11cm + 114cm||1 bag 10kg OR 2 bags up to 14kg|
|Economy||1 x 115cm bag OR 1 x 185cm non-rigid garment bag||1 bag 56cm + 36cm+ 23cm OR 1 non-rigid garment bag 60cm + 11cm + 114cm||7kg|
As well as your carry-on baggage allowance, you may also bring on-board one small personal item such as a handbag, laptop, coat, small camera, reading material or a small number of duty-free goods (where permitted).
*For a laptop computer to be considered a personal item it must be carried in a slim laptop bag. If it is carried in a large laptop bag it will be counted as part of your carry-on baggage allowance. Laptops must adhere to any applicable regulatory requirements, be submitted for security screening, and must not be used during take-off or landing.
|First Class||178cm||74cm x 51cm x 53cm|
|Business Class||169cm||71cm x 50cm x 48cm|
|Premium Economy & Economy||158cm||71cm x 43cm x 44cm|
International flights (excluding North and South America)
|Travel Class||Standard Flyer||Qantas Club members and Silver Qantas Frequent Flyers||Gold Qantas Frequent Flyers||Platinum and Platinum One Qantas Frequent Flyers|
|First||50kg (110lb)||62kg (136lb)||66kg (136lb)||70kg (154lb)|
|Business & Premium Economy||40kg (88lb)||52kg (114lb)||56kg (123lb)||60kg (132lb)|
|Economy||30kg (66lb)||42kg (92lb)||46kg (101lb)||50kg (110lb)|
|Travel Class||Stand Flyer||Qantas Club members and Silver and Gold Qantas Frequent Flyers||Platinum and Platinum One Qantas Frequent Flyers|
|First Class & Business Class||3 x 32kg (70lb) each||3 x 32kg (70lb) each||4 x 32kg (70lb) each|
|Premium Economy||2 x 23kg (50lb) each||3 x 23kg (50lb) each||3 x 32kg (70lb) each|
|Economy||2 x 23kg (50lb) each||3 x 23kg (50lb) each||3 x 32kg (70lb) each|
USA and Canada: Under regulations from the USA and Canadian, if your final destination is within the USA or Canada, the airline whose flight appears for the first flight on your ticket will determine whether its baggage rules or another airline’s baggage rules will apply to all the flights in your itinerary. For travel between Australia and the USA, usually (but not always) Qantas’ baggage rules will apply.
Mobility equipment – USA Flights only: There is no limit on the number of pieces of mobility equipment allowed to be carried on the flight for disabled passengers.
International travel – excluding the Americas
|Destination||Charge for each excess kg|
|International - between Australia and New Zealand and Papua New Guinea||A$20 per kg
|International - between Australia and New Caledonia||A$5 per kg
|International - between Australia and Asia||A$35 per kg
|International - between Asia and London||A$60 per kg
|International - between Australia and South Africa, and Europe||A$80 per kg
International travel – including the AmericasPlease note: from 15 October 2019, Qantas has changed its airport excess baggage rates for flights between Australia and the Americas.
|International - to the Americas||A$200 for each extra piece
A$85 heavy charge
|International - from the Americas||US$185 for each extra piece
US$85 heavy charge
Qantas Sports Equipment
If you are travelling with sports equipment you can include it as part of your checked baggage allowance, but this is subject to requirements. Each item must be checked in as one piece and you will incur charges for any additional baggage. To add sports equipment to your booking, go to the Qantas website and click manage booking.
If you want to save on excess baggage fees, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance prior to arriving at the airport. This is subject to free baggage allowance being available on your flight.
If you are shipping sports equipment such as surfboards, surf skis and windsurfers (sailboards) you may not be able to count this towards checked baggage and instead will need to send it as freight. Freight charges will apply.
The maximum weight of any piece of checked baggage is 32kg (70lb). All items must be properly and securely packed.
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