10 April 2012

Qantas announces new baggage policy

Australia's flag carrier, Qantas, will introduce changes to its international checked baggage policy in May 2012, moving from a weight system to a piece and weight system. Under the new policy, economy passenger weights will remain unchanged at a limit of 23kg for non-frequent flyer bronze customers, while economy passengers will be restricted to travelling with just one bag. Premium Economy passengers will be allowed two items of up to 23kg each, while first and business class passengers will be allowed three pieces up to 32kg each.
The piece and weight baggage system is also used by a number of oneworld™ carriers such as British Airways and American Airlines.
The new international policy will apply to all tickets issued on or after 2 May 2012 for Qantas international flights and oneworld™ partner flights with a "QF" flight number.

Qantas is currently offering flights to 20 domestic destinations and 21 international destinations in 14 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania excluding the destinations served by its subsidiaries. In the entire Qantas group it serves 60 domestic and 27 international destinations.

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