Baggage Allowance on Domestic QF flights

Old Feb 14, 19, 3:22 pm
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Baggage Allowance on Domestic QF flights

I have a cheap domestic flight on QF (qantas) and it does not give me any free checked bags, it wants to charge me $39 for each of my 2 legs - does anyone know if MVP status would give me free bags (not connecting to an international flight)
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Old Feb 14, 19, 4:28 pm
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The only listed Qantas benefit is lounge access for MVPG and 75K members.

https://www.alaskaair.com/content/mi...rtner-benefits
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Old Feb 14, 19, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by lhiltz View Post
I have a cheap domestic flight on QF (qantas) and it does not give me any free checked bags, it wants to charge me $39 for each of my 2 legs - does anyone know if MVP status would give me free bags (not connecting to an international flight)
All QF flights have baggage allowance
Link--->Checked baggage | Qantas AU
Link--->http://www.qantas.com/au/en/travel-i...mestic-flights
Baggage is included on every Qantas fare. Your included checked baggage allowances are determined according to your itinerary and are displayed when you make your booking.
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What is the QF flight?
What web site are you using to purchase?
Use the "au" QF web site ---> https://www.qantas.com/au/en.html
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Is it possible he's on Jetstar instead of Qantas? I've avoided them so far and stayed on Qantas for my flights, but doesn't Jetstar charge for bags?
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Old Feb 14, 19, 6:45 pm
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Is it possible he's on Jetstar instead of Qantas? I've avoided them so far and stayed on Qantas for my flights, but doesn't Jetstar charge for bags?
I just got off my BNE-SYD flight booked directly via Qantas App. The fare includes your first bag up to 23kg free but very strict on weight, you are also allowed one carry-on and a personal item. Your carry-on must not weight more than 7kg or you will need to check-it. Again, expect to have your carry-on weighed.

Summary: First bag up to 23kg free, 2nd bag AUD $78, so make sure you are under your allowances.

If it is a Jetstar flight, you can purchase online, more expensive at the airport. We flew DRW-DPS. The cost for checked baggage online for two was more than the airfare for one.

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Old Feb 14, 19, 6:54 pm
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If it is jetstar presumably thereíll be squat in terms of other AS elite benefits (eg no lounge access etc)?
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Old Feb 14, 19, 7:42 pm
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If it is jetstar presumably thereíll be squat in terms of other AS elite benefits (eg no lounge access etc)?
I would agree, while the lounge was closed when I departed DRW, I was denied access on a QF operated LA Marketed flight out of SYD. No problems in SYD, MEL, BNE, HKG on native QF flights. Domestic flights gain access to the Quantas Lounge while international flights gain access to the Business Lounge for AS Elites MVPG+

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Old Feb 14, 19, 9:19 pm
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Originally Posted by tom911 View Post
Is it possible he's on Jetstar instead of Qantas? I've avoided them so far and stayed on Qantas for my flights, but doesn't Jetstar charge for bags?
I just tried a simple MEL SYD on the QF web site
JQ flights (JQ flight number) came up a starter fare, which included checked baggage. [Was more expensive than QF flight]
On the JQ web site the base fare would be without checked baggage.

All Au airlines (QF VA JQ TT) have been checking carry-on in recent months
QF forum link---->Weighing all wheelie cases

Originally Posted by Flying for Fun View Post
I would agree, while the lounge was closed when I departed DRW, I was denied access on a QF operated LA Marketed flight out of SYD. No problems in SYD, MEL, BNE, HKG on native QF flights. Domestic flights gain access to the Quantas Lounge while international flights gain access to the Business Lounge for AS Elites MVPG+

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People who cannot spell should not be admitted to any QF lounge
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire...ew_South_Wales (a nice part of NSW)
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Old Feb 14, 19, 10:18 pm
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I am on QF 861 from OOL/SYD
connecting to
QF 1425 from SYD/CBR
with a 2hr layover in Sydney
On the ticket it says included checked baggage 1 x 0kg/lb
which implies carry on, only to me - and then when I go to purchase a checked bag they want to charge $39 per segment
flight booked on QF Australian site
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Old Feb 14, 19, 10:28 pm
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Originally Posted by lhiltz View Post
I am on QF 861 from OOL/SYD connecting to QF 1425 from SYD/CBR with a 2hr layover in Sydney
On the ticket it says included checked baggage 1 x 0kg/lb, which implies carry on, only to me - and then when I go to purchase a checked bag they want to charge $39 per segment.
Flight booked on QF Australian site
Am 100% sure that is incorrect.
Cash ticket?
Look at the manage my booking at https://www.qantas.com/au/en.html?tabId=manage-booking
QF861 looks to be B738
QF1425 looks to be DH8

Phone QF if in doubt
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Old Feb 14, 19, 10:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Mwenenzi View Post
I just tried a simple MEL SYD on the QF web site
JQ flights (JQ flight number) came up a starter fare, which included checked baggage. [Was more expensive than QF flight]
On the JQ web site the base fare would be without checked baggage.

All Au airlines (QF VA JQ TT) have been checking carry-on in recent months
QF forum link---->Weighing all wheelie cases

People who cannot spell should not be admitted to any QF lounge
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire...ew_South_Wales (a nice part of NSW)
I can spell, it is my fat thumbs which were only used on a space bar when I learned to type on a manual typewriter that, for the most part, trip me up when inputting data via a tiny virtual keyboard, errr touchscreen. I just slid it in there to see if "u" would notice! lol. Apologies for reverting back to a "qu" after having correctly referenced Qantas many many times. I do know that it is an acronym for "Qeensland and Northern Territory Air Service".

Yes, I intentionally "left" the "u" out! I know two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left! Right?

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Old Feb 14, 19, 10:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Flying for Fun View Post
Apologies for reverting back to a "qu" after having correctly referenced Qantas many many times. I do know that it is an acronym for "Qeensland and Northern Territory Air Service".

Yes, I intentionally "left" the "u" out! I know two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left! Right?

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https://www.qantas.com/travel/airlin...tory/global/en
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Qantas

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Old Feb 14, 19, 11:28 pm
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yes, think thats what I will do - phone QF
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Old Feb 14, 19, 11:45 pm
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yes, think thats what I will do - phone QF
their web chat is also very good if the phone wait times are excessive. Sometimes you have to wait a little while for an agent to become available but I basically donít bother phoning anymore since itís been an option
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