So what is Qantas Airlines baggage allowance? and how strict is Qantas with carry on luggage?
Qantas have specific rules regarding their carry on rules and their baggage allowance in general.
You will need to make sure that you know the rules and stay within them.
In this post I will answer all your questions about Qantas Airlines carry-on size and weight restrictions, and what to do if you show up to the airport with a large carry on bag.
Let us dive right in.
Qantas Airlines General Allowances
Qantas airlines are so generous with its allowances and baggage policies; and to ensure your travel is comfortable and safe, it’s important that your carry-on baggage complies with the airline requirements of carriage.
Please before packing your baggage keep this tips in mind:
- Ensure you take essential medication and prescriptions onboard with you in your carry-on.
- Keep it as light as possible as there can be considerable distances to walk at some airports and space inside the cabin is limited.
- If you’re carrying fragile or valuable items, ensure they are appropriately packed.
- your carry on bag must fit under the seat in front of you or in an overhead locker (including musical instruments)
- not exceed the carry-on baggage allowances that we will mention bellow
- not include any dangerous goods unless permitted for carriage.
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Qantas Airlines Hand Baggage Allowance
What is allowed in carry-on baggage for Domestic flights?
all Qantas Guests( except infants) are allowed to carry with them on board one piece of carry on luggage up to 22lbs(10kg) ; the total of 30lbs (13kg)
- one piece of 45in in total size = (22in + 9in + 14in)
- or two bags with a total size of of 41in bags = 19in + 9in + 13in
- or one piece x 41in bag = 19in + 9in + 13in in addition of one bag x 73in non rigid garment bag = 24in + 4in + 45in
for Dash 8 services All classes are allowed to carry one piece up to 15lbs, with the following size 19in + 9in + 13in ; 41in in total
What is allowed in carry on baggage for international flights?
All First, Business and Premium Economy Guests flying with Qantas airlines are allowed for one piece up to 22lbs per piece; 30lbs total. with the following dimensions:
- one piece of 45in bag = 22in + 9in + 14in
- 2 piece of 41in bags = 19in + 9in + 13in
- one piece of 41in bag = 19in + 9in + 13in plus 1 x 73in non rigid garment bag = 24in + 4in + 45in
For Economy class passengers they are allowed for One piece up to 15lbs n weight with the following sizes:.
- 1 x 45in bag = 22in + 9in + 14in
- 1 x 73in non rigid garment bag = 24in + 4in + 45in
In addition to your carry-on luggage you can bring onboard one small personal item such as a handbag, laptop computer, overcoat, small camera, a reasonable amount of reading material or a small amount of duty free goods (where permitted).
Children and infant carry on
carry-on baggage allowance for children is the same as adults; for infants, there is no carry-on baggage allowance. parents can carry Food and nappies required during a flight in addition to their carry-on baggage allowance.
Musical instruments carry on
You can carry on with you your musical instrument as soon as it not exceeds 15lbs in weight and the following dimensions 56in = 34in + 13in + 9in.
the item must be fit and placed in the overhead compartment.
Please measure your musical instrument before arriving at the airport. A small musical instrument, for example, most violins, usually fit within the musical instrument allowance. Larger musical instruments, for example, most guitars, don’t fit within the musical instrument allowance, and must be checked-in. Alternatively, you can purchase an extra seat and carry it as a bulky item as outlined below.
A bulky item can be carried on board (except on Dash 8 services) provided that:
First class size 69.8in bag = 29in + 20in + 20.8in
Business class size 66.5in bag = 28in + 19.5in + 19in
Premium Economy and Economy class size 62in bag = 28in + 17in + 17.5in
- it weighs no more than 15lbs
- its dimensions don’t exceed the maximum specified in the table below
- you purchase an extra seat
- the item has a restraining point (handle) to allow it to be secured safely
- you notify us at the time of booking that the seat is for a bulky item.
Qantas Airlines Extra Baggage Allowance
How do I get extra baggage on Qantas?
If you need to carry additional or extra baggage with you,the airline advised to purchase it online at Qantas.com rather than the airport to save on airport prices and if you are a Qantas frequent flier you can use your Qantas points for a lower price.
important information about additional baggage allowance on Qantas flights:
- It’s available on Qantas operated flights~ only.
- Excess baggage charges will apply at the airport for any baggage in excess of your allowance.
- A heavy charge will apply at the airport if your allowance is 23kg per piece and any piece exceeds that weight (for flights within Australia and to the United States only).
- No single item of checked baggage may exceed 32kg.
- Either add your additional baggage when you make your flight booking or visit manage booking after your flight is booked to purchase additional baggage. For weight based baggage allowances, you can purchase up to 35kgs per transaction up to a total of 100kgs. For piece based baggage allowances, you can purchase up to 5 additional pieces of baggage.
How much does it cost to have extra baggage on Qantas?
if you don’t book with the airline yet , you can check the charges and purchase your additional baggage at the same time.
if you already booked your ticket then simply log in to Qantas manage booking to check how much it will cost to add additional baggage to your flight.
No single item of checked baggage may exceed 32kg (70lb).
Prices quoted in US dollars or Qantas Points.
Domestic within Australia
|Domestic within Australia||Charge||Qantas Points|
|Australian domestic||US$36 per piece||6,000 per piece|
International – other than the Americas
|International – other than the Americas||charge||Qantas points*|
| International – between Australia and New Zealand, New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea||US$55 for each 5kg||9,500 for each 5kg|
|International – between Australia and Asia|| US$95for each 5kg|| 16,500 for each 5kg|
|International – between Australia and South Africa, and Europe|| US$215 for each 5kg|| 36,500 for each 5kg|
For some travel agent bookings where we can’t identify if your ticket has been issued in weight or piece, additional baggage allowance will be available by weight.
International – North and South America
| International – North and South America International – between Australia and North or South America ||Charge||Qantas Points*|
|International – between Australia and North or South America||US$95 per piece|| 16,500 per piece|
Airport excess baggage and heavy charges
excess baggage charges will be applied at the airport if your luggage exceeds the airlines checked baggage allowance
Charges listed below are for Qantas operated flights with a ‘QF’ flight number and vary depending on the destination. The carriage of baggage in excess of the checked baggage allowance is subject to space being available.
Where excess baggage charges are charged per piece rather than by weight, a heavy charge will also apply at the airport for any single piece of baggage exceeding the weight specified in your checked baggage allowance. No single item of checked baggage may exceed 32kg.
For travel within Australia
|Destination||Charge (inclusive of GST)|
| Australia Domestic (including QantasLink)|| A$90 for each extra pieceA$50 heavy charge for each piece weighing over 23kg.|
International travel – other than the Americas
|Destination||Charge for each excess kg|
| International – between Australia and New Zealand, New Caledonia, and Papua New Guinea||A$20 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 – North and South America only
| International – to the Americas|| A$185 for the first extra piece|
A$75 heavy charge
| International – from the Americas|| US$175 for the first extra piece|
US$75 heavy charge
Qantas Airlines Checked Baggage Allowance
International flights checked baggage (excluding North and South America)
weight limit checked baggage
a Single piece can not exceed 32kg(70lb); for tickets issued on all Qantas international flights excluding flights to/from south and north america, the following weight allowance apply.
|Travel class||adult||Qantas Club members and Silver Qantas Frequent Flyers||Gold Qantas Frequent Flyers|| Platinum and Platinum One Qantas Frequent Flyers|
| Economy||30kg (66lb)||42kg (92lb)||46kg (101lb)||50kg (110lb)|
| Premium Economy||40kg (88lb)||52kg (114lb)||56kg (123lb)||60kg (132lb)|
| Business||40kg (88lb)||52kg (114lb)||56kg (123lb)||60kg (132lb)|
|First||50kg (110lb)||62kg (136lb)||66kg (136lb)||70kg (154lb)|
The total dimensions for one piece must not exceed 158cm(62in);dimensions for checked baggage are calculated by adding together the width,height and depth of the piece of baggage.
International flights checked baggage (including North and South America)
USA and Canada:
If your final ticketed origin or destination is within the USA or Canada, the airline whose flight number 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. However, note that any additional allowance for Qantas Frequent Flyers or Qantas Club members applies only to the flights specified above.
Qantas checked baggage pieces
|Travel class||Adult||Qantas Club members and Silver and Gold Qantas Frequent Flyers||Platinum and Platinum One Qantas Frequent Flyers|
|Economy||2 pieces up to 23kg (50lb) each||3 pieces up to 23kg (50lb) each||3 pieces up to 32kg (70lb) each|
|Premium Economy||2 pieces up to 23kg (50lb) each||3 pieces up to 23kg (50lb) each||3 pieces up to 32kg (70lb) each|
|Business||3 pieces up to 32kg (70lb) each||3 pieces up to 32kg (70lb) each||4 pieces up to 32kg (70lb) each|
|First||3 pieces up to 32kg (70lb) each||3 pieces up to 32kg (70lb) each||4 pieces up to 32kg (70lb) ea|
The total dimensions of 3 pieces must not exceed 405cm(159in) and in total dimensions of 2 pieces must not exceed 270cm(106in) with no single piece exceeding 158 cm(62in),checked baggage dimensions are calculated by adding together the weight, height and depth of the piece.
Qantas Baggage Restricted Items
Qantas airways cares most about your safety and the safety of all its passengers so it provides a list with the prohibited and dangerous items that you can carry onboard or checked in within your luggage .
so please make sure to check your baggage is packed correctly and adheres to the dangerous goods regulations set out to ensure safety on board the aircraft.
Qantas dangerous goods and other prohibited items
- Bleach/oven cleaner
- Butane cartridges, refills/gas bottles
- Flares/ gunpowder
- Car/motorbike batteries
- Party poppers/fireworks
- Fuel and petrol/oil based paint
- Gas canister exceeding 28g/50ml
- Insect sprays
- Paint stripper/hydrogen peroxide
- Pepper spray/mace
- Self balancing boards
Find more about what to not not pack in checked baggage here.
Even though the Airline is generous with its luggage size and weight, the Qantas staff will enforce these rules and policies.
If your carry-on bag exceeds the mentioned dimensions, you will be asked to check it in or pay excess baggage fees.
It’s always a good idea to double check your luggage size and weight before heading to the airport, so you can pack according to the airline requirements, and avoid any issues or surprises at the airport.
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