Q Bag Tags

Old Feb 25, 19, 6:01 pm
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Q Bag Tags

I have been a WP a number of years in succession now and exhausted my supplied stock of Q Bag Tags from the original QF Club grant in 2010 and the morale boosting 2 tags given to me at each Silver, Gold and Platinum level.

I find the rubber around the rim has become brittle and worn off, as well as family members swiping them!

Can I look forward to any being issued by QF to me or if I ring them will they send me a batch? It has been about 5 years since I become WP, they are far ahead in this relationship...as I expect!
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Old Feb 25, 19, 6:05 pm
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Call when you requalify in your new membership year and request for a new set.
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Old Feb 25, 19, 7:09 pm
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Originally Posted by mikalee View Post
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Can I look forward to any being issued by QF to me or if I ring them will they send me a batch? It has been about 5 years since I become WP, they are far ahead in this relationship...as I expect!
Anecdotally you should be able to call Qantas Loyalty and request new WP tags be sent to you.

It should not cost anything.

FWIW, my original WP and SWMBO's original SG tags are still in their packaging as we have not yet had a use for them.
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Old Feb 26, 19, 4:08 pm
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Does anyone actually use it over a paper tag? So it is good for AU domestic travel only. Can it be left with the luggage and used with a paper tag for international travel?
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Old Feb 26, 19, 5:07 pm
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Originally Posted by CXCPA View Post
... Can it be left with the luggage and used with a paper tag for international travel?
Only if you don't have a domestic connection for which the luggage would be through (paper) tagged.
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Old Feb 26, 19, 5:44 pm
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Originally Posted by CXCPA View Post
Does anyone actually use it over a paper tag? So it is good for AU domestic travel only. Can it be left with the luggage and used with a paper tag for international travel?
Yes, it’s another handy identifier to separate my bags from other similar bags on the baggage carousel!
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Old Feb 28, 19, 12:36 am
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Does anyone actually use it over a paper tag? So it is good for AU domestic travel only. Can it be left with the luggage and used with a paper tag for international travel?
Most of them I've seen in use have been on carry-on bags
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Old Feb 28, 19, 2:02 am
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Most of them I've seen in use have been on carry-on bags
Which is in danger of being forced to be put in the hold...
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Old Feb 28, 19, 2:33 am
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Which is in danger of being forced to be put in the hold...
Exactly. Don't get it why people put them on say a backpack.

I find the tags incredibly handy though. Rock up, scan phone, put bag on belt, off you go.

Unless of course you're in Hobart (it's like being back in the 90s) and have to queue at the single priority counter which is full of foreigners trying to check in for international connections. It's a long wait and you wish qtags would work there. Not that being able to get into the lounge would do you any good there because it's really tired, dated and full of QC members without status who are about to get on their Jetstar flight. (Rant over).
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Old Feb 28, 19, 2:09 pm
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Originally Posted by CXCPA View Post
Does anyone actually use it over a paper tag? So it is good for AU domestic travel only. Can it be left with the luggage and used with a paper tag for international travel?

Yes and yes - with one exception.

If you fly VA out of CBR they advise you to remove the Q-tag. Some weird joint baggage system there can get confused if you have both a QF Q-tag and VA paper tag when flying VA.


Otherwise I leave mine on all the time as the primary (checked) bag tag. Just flew NTL-BNE-SIN-CMB-DXB-DEL-HKG-SYD on JQ. QF, UL, EK, CX with them.

I too am confused by seeing them on backpacks and other carry-on items.

Y tho?
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Old Feb 28, 19, 4:08 pm
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Originally Posted by shillard View Post
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I too am confused by seeing them on backpacks and other carry-on items.
Most importantly, they are included in the precious 7 kg weight limit.
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Old Mar 4, 20, 12:38 pm
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I’ll ask my question here since the robot in Canberra couldn’t answer it when she dragged me out of the queue to insist I use the kiosk:

can q bag tags now be used on connecting itineraries?

as an aside, does qantas have a policy of not allowing you to just queue up for a human?
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Old Mar 4, 20, 1:54 pm
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as an aside, does qantas have a policy of not allowing you to just queue up for a human?
The only humans left on the ground are the 24 Million Dollar Man and a gaggle of work experience students who try to fix the IT system so you won’t have to “inteface” with humans who aren’t there any more. (With apologies to the remaining humans who are there and doing a bloody good job trying to keep people happy).
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Old Mar 4, 20, 2:33 pm
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The only humans left on the ground are the 24 Million Dollar Man and a gaggle of work experience students who try to fix the IT system so you won’t have to “inteface” with humans who aren’t there any more. (With apologies to the remaining humans who are there and doing a bloody good job trying to keep people happy).
I was so annoyed with her this morning!!
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Old Mar 4, 20, 5:02 pm
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Originally Posted by nancypants View Post
I was so annoyed with her this morning!!
It happened to me 3 times in 2019, flying with AA. All In F/J. Sent away from the priority line to the kiosk. GA wouldn't help me until they watched me try at the kiosk first. Twice at PLS, (which hey I don't expect a lot there but still), and once at KOA. Agree completely --- very annoying.
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