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Old Mar 24, 19, 7:44 pm
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More flexible cabin baggage allowance

From crack down to release. I am not sure inviting people to bring 2/3rd of a checked in bag into the cabin is a good move. Let's hope at least it is enforced.

From today, Qantas customers will enjoy a more flexible carry-on baggage allowance on domestic flights, with the ability to bring two pieces weighing up to a combined 14kg onboard, including one piece which will be able to weigh up to 10kg. Qantas offers the most generous amount of cabin baggage of any Australian airline and we know a lot of our customers enjoy the convenience of not having to check in luggage, so this change to our policy is designed to better meet your needs.

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Old Mar 24, 19, 8:31 pm
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Its just a redistribution of (old) existing. Arguments all in this thread: Weighing all wheelie cases
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Old Mar 25, 19, 6:39 pm
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A senior Qantas employee told me that the feedback from Platinums about enforcing the 7kg limit was so furious that management has backed down completely. The next fight (according to him) is the OH&S risk to FAs having to move heavier bags around the lockers or help the helpless get their baggage into a locker
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Old Mar 25, 19, 7:57 pm
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I noticed for the first time in BNE signage, scales and bag size units located at the entrance to both the premium lounge entry and the normal security line with a staffer on each suggesting to some people they may like to weigh their bag.

I am sure it is a recent addition.
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Old Apr 16, 19, 11:13 pm
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Do we know why the changed policy only applies to domestic travel?
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Old Apr 17, 19, 1:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Baghoarder View Post
Do we know why the changed policy only applies to domestic travel?
The changed policy only relates to the maximum weight of one carry on bag domestically.

It was 14Kg total across two bags.

It is still 14Kg total across two bags.
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Old Apr 17, 19, 6:01 pm
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Originally Posted by serfty View Post
The changed policy only relates to the maximum weight of one carry on bag domestically.

It was 14Kg total across two bags.

It is still 14Kg total across two bags.
Yes, that is clear. But why does the new 10kg maximum limit for one bag not also apply for international flights?
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Old Apr 17, 19, 6:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Baghoarder View Post


Yes, that is clear. But why does the new 10kg maximum limit for one bag not also apply for international flights?
Because economy in international flights has a carry on bag limit of 7kg.

There is no flexibility at that level to increase without increasing the maximum.

Also, I suspect, doing so may affect revenue from baggage fees.
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Old Apr 22, 19, 10:41 pm
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Yes, that is clear. But why does the new 10kg maximum limit for one bag not also apply for international flights?
Don't know whether it's because the international checked baggage allowance is more generous ie 30kg on weight system or min 2 pieces on the piece system whereas
domestic for non-elites it's only one piece up to 23 kilos so pax cannot check both a 13kg & a 10kg bag without being charged excess baggage.

IMHO if they still had a 23kg domestic baggage allowance that allowed multiple pieces you wouldn't see as many people trying to take as much carry on.

Case in point: on a WN flight BNA-LAX I borded in the B group so had no problem with getting space in the overhead bins however even when pax in the C group boarded
there was still space because WN give pax 2 free checked bags.
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