Baggage allowance

Baggage is included on every Qantas fare
Checked Baggage

Your checked baggage allowances are determined according to your itinerary and provided to you at the time of booking. If you already have a booking, you can view your ticketed allowance at Manage Your Booking or ask your travel agent. If you are about to make a booking on our website your ticketed baggage allowance will be confirmed on the review page before payment.

Note that different baggage allowances may apply each time you check in your baggage. If you check in your baggage for a multiple sector journey, usually the baggage allowance of the most significant carrier in your itinerary will apply. However, different rules may apply to tickets to and from the USA or Canada, as described below.

Allowances for Qantas Frequent Flyers

Some Qantas Frequent Flyer and Qantas Club members are entitled to an additional non ticketed checked baggage allowance. This allowance applies to travel on:

  • Qantas and QantasLink operated flights with a "QF" flight number (excluding services to and from Lord Howe Island and Olympic Dam); and
  • Emirates operated flights between and within Europe, The Middle East, North Africa, Asia, New Zealand and Australia when booked with either a "QF" or "EK" flight number on your ticket.

Please note that the additional non ticketed checked baggage allowance does not apply to services operated by carriers other than Qantas, QantasLink and Emirates and is not cumulative. For example, whether you are a Silver Qantas Frequent Flyer, a Qantas Club member, or both, the same allowance applies.

International flights (excluding North & South America)

Weight based baggage allowances

For tickets issued on all Qantas international flights excluding flights to/from South and North America, the following weight allowance will apply:

Travel Class Checked Baggage Allowance
(no single piece exceeding 32kg)
  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 (145lb) 70kg (154lb)

Exceptions: QF4021/4017/4018/4024/4025/4026 between Singapore - Tokyo (Narita) and Singapore - Tokyo (Haneda): Baggage allowance is 2 pieces at 23kg (50lb) each in Economy, 3 pieces at 32kg (70lb) each in Business, and 1 piece (maximum 10kg (22lb) per infant. QF3874/3875 between Singapore - Helsinki: Baggage allowance is 1 piece at 23kg (50lb) in Economy, 2 pieces at 23kg (50lb) each in Business and 1 piece (maximum 10kg (22lb) per infant.

Total dimensions for each 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.

No single item of checked baggage may exceed 32kg (70lb). For tickets issued with an allowance in kilograms only, there is no restriction on the number of pieces within the weight allowance for international travel.

Note: that if you have purchased international flights and domestic flights and these are on the same ticket, the international checked baggage allowances apply to the domestic flights too. Where the international and domestic flights are on separate tickets, if the connection time is within the same calendar day* the International Baggage Allowance is accepted on both flights. Be sure to present both tickets when checking your baggage in. Exceptions apply.

*Connection time must be on the same calendar day for example: arrive at the airport on 10 January 2015 with departure before midnight (11:59pm) 10 January 2015.

International flights to North & South America

Note for USA and Canada: Under USA and Canadian regulations, if your ultimate 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, please note that any additional allowance for Qantas Frequent Flyers or Qantas Club members applies only to the flights specified above.

Mobility equipment - US Flights only: Note that there is no limit on the number of pieces of mobility equipment allowed to be carried for customers with a disability and it does not count towards the carry-on baggage allowance.

Piece based baggage allowances

Travel Class Checked Baggage Allowance
  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) each

Note: No single item of checked baggage may exceed 32kg (70lb). Total dimensions of the 3 pieces must not exceed 405cm (159in) and total dimensions of the 2 pieces must not exceed 270cm (106in) with no single piece exceeding 158cm (62in). Dimensions for checked baggage are calculated by adding together the width, height and depth of the piece of baggage.

Note: that if you have purchased international flights and domestic flights and these are on the same ticket, the international checked baggage allowances apply to the domestic flights too. Where the international and domestic flights are on separate tickets, if the connection time is within the same calendar day* the International Baggage Allowance is accepted on both flights. Be sure to present both tickets when checking your baggage in. Exceptions apply.

*Connection time must be on the same calendar day for example: arrive at the airport on 10 January 2015 with departure before midnight (11:59pm) 10 January 2015.

Domestic flights

Baggage allowance is included on every domestic flight within Australia on Qantas and QantasLink

Where possible, we will endeavour to carry Checked Baggage on the same flight as the passenger. However, Checked Baggage may at times need to be transported on a later flight, in which case we will deliver your Checked Baggage to you unless you are required to be present for customs clearance.

If transferring from a Qantas Domestic flight to a Qantas International flight, or vice versa, within 24 hours, the International Baggage Allowance is accepted on both flights. Present both tickets when checking baggage in.

For Jetstar baggage information please refer to Jetstar.com.

Travel Class Checked Baggage
Allowance
  Adult Qantas Club members and Silver Qantas Frequent Flyers Gold Qantas Frequent Flyers Platinum and Platinum One Qantas Frequent Flyers
Economy 1 piece (maximum 23kg) 1 piece (maximum 32kg) 2 piece (maximum 32kg per piece) 2 piece (maximum 32kg per piece)
Business 2 piece (maximum 32kg per piece) 2 piece (maximum 32kg per piece) 2 piece (maximum 32kg per piece) 3 piece (maximum 32kg per piece)

Total dimensions of each piece must not exceed 140cm (55in). Dimensions for checked baggage are calculated by adding together the width, height and depth of the piece of baggage.

Note: No single item of checked baggage may exceed 32kg (70lb).

Exceptions

Exceptions to baggage allowances exist for certain destinations. Baggage carried above these allowances may not travel on the same flight due to aircraft weight restrictions.

You can find out which aircraft you'll be flying on at Timetables. Note that all flights are subject to last minute aircraft changes.

Aircraft Type Destination Checked Baggage Allowance
Dash 8 Services All
(exceptions apply as below)
1 piece
(maximum 23kg)
  Lord Howe Island 1 piece
(maximum 14kg (30lb))
  Olympic Dam 1 piece
(maximum 16kg (35lb))
Infants and children

Infants Allowance

Allowance  Additional Items 
Domestic None plus 3 infant items*
International
Flights to/from The Americas
1 piece with total dimensions not exceeding 115cm (45in) which weighs up to 10kg (22lb) plus 3 infant items*
International
Flights on all other routes (other than The Americas)
10kg (22lb)

Exception: 1 piece (maximum 10kg (22lb)) on QF4021/4022/4023/4024/4025/4026 between Singapore-Narita and Singapore-Haneda, and QF3874/3875 between Singapore-Helsinki

plus 3 infant items*

Infant Items

For each infant travelling with an adult, up to three infant items, each weighing up to 32kg, can be carried free of charge including:

  • Collapsible stroller or push-chair;
  • Collapsible cot or bassinet; and
  • Car seat or baby capsule.

The additional allowances apply only on Qantas operated flights with a QF flight number on the ticket.

Childrens Allowance

Allowance  Additional Items 
Domestic Same as Adults plus 2 children's items
International
Flights to/from The Americas
Same as Adults plus 2 children's items
International
Flights on all other routes (other than The Americas)
Same as Adults plus 2 children's items

Childrens Items

For each child travelling with an adult, one car seat and one collapsible stroller or push chair, each weighing up to 32 kg, can be carried free of charge.

Charges will apply for any baggage carried in addition to the checked baggage allowance and additional items.

Important Information
* The additional allowances apply only on Qantas operated flights with a QF flight number on the ticket.
Medical and mobility equipment

Passengers requiring it for their own use may also check in medical/life dependant equipment and two pieces of mobility equipment without additional cost.

For US flights only: there is no limit on the number of pieces of Mobility Equipment allowed to be carried for customers with a disability. Visit our Mobility Assistance page for further information.

Additional Information

Unaccompanied baggage

We offer an unaccompanied baggage service on most routes. This service may be a convenient and cost-effective alternative to paying excess baggage rates. You must hold a valid international ticket (for travel on any airline) between the origin and destination airports.

The baggage must be consigned at the freight terminal before your flight and can only consist of personal clothing and articles including books, portable music instruments and portable sporting equipment.

Unaccompanied Baggage is carried on a 'space available' basis to the destination, not necessarily on the same flight as the passenger.

Note: You may be required to pay handling or government customs and quarantine charges at the destination for your unaccompanied baggage.

Note: The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have placed restrictions on uplifting personal effects and household goods to the USA. These restrictions also apply to unaccompanied baggage accepted as freight to the USA.

For more information call 13 12 13 within Australia or your local Qantas Freight Sales office.

Packing your baggage

All contents of your baggage need to be packed securely and appropriately. Do not pack valuables, essential medication or important documents in your checked baggage

You must ensure each item of checked baggage is labelled with your name, address and contact details. We recommend that passengers lock their checked baggage. However, it may be necessary for governments, airports or their contractors to open and inspect your baggage as part of the security screening process. If your baggage is locked, and you are not present when it is necessary to open it, the lock may be broken by security screeners.

For passengers travelling to or from the United States, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) advises that passengers can avoid the need for locks to be broken by using a TSA recognised locking mechanism, which can be opened by the TSA. For further information, visit the TSA website.

Passengers who choose to utilise baggage-wrapping services offered at some airports should allow additional time to complete this process before check-in. If security wrapping needs to be removed for inspection by governments, airports or their contractors as part of the security screening process it will not be replaced.

We are unable to advise passengers at the time of check-in whether baggage will need to undergo additional security checks.

Important information about the carriage of your baggage

Acceptance of your baggage is subject to compliance with our:

Note that even if your baggage meets the above requirements, we may refuse to carry it if it is not properly and securely packed. Finally, remember that no single item of checked baggage may exceed 32kg (70lb) and all cabin baggage must fit under the seat in front of you or in an overhead locker, including musical instruments.

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