Fly to Far-Flung Destinations With Australia's Top Airline
Established in 1920 with its maiden flight following soon after, Qantas Airways is both the flag carrier airline of Australia and one of the oldest airlines in the world. Qantas Airways was founded in Queensland with just a single aircraft, an Avro 504K, to speak of. Originally headquartered in Winton, the company later switched to Longreach, before settling in Brisbane in 1930.
Qantas is the world's second oldest airline, started in 1920 under the name Queensland And Northern Territory Aerial Service. They are based in Sydney with hubs in Melbourne, Brisbane, Singapore, and London Heathrow. Qantas connects US travelers with nonstop flights between Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Honolulu to Sydney, as well as nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Auckland, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Qantas also operates 5 weekly direct flights from New York to Sydney via Los Angeles. The carrier is a founding member of the Oneworld Global alliance and its experience with long-haul flights has made it a leader in quality and service. In the 2006 SkyTrax World Airline Awards it came in 2nd place in the Airline of the Year category, as well as being named Best Transpacific Airline, Best Airline in Australasia, 4th place for Best Business Class, 2nd place for Best Cabin Staff in Australia/Pacific and 2nd place for Best Catering in Economy Class.
Flying with Qantas Airways
Operating a dynamic pricing policy, it's easy to judge how much your seat is likely to cost you on this airline. The sooner you book, the cheaper your overall ticket will be. If you're looking to pocket big savings, book seats on flights that depart early morning, or late at night to avoid peak demand. You've also a choice of ticket types when you book with Australia's flag carrier, with a renowned Business Class and First Class offering, not to mention a Premium Economy Class tier that offers travellers on a budget the chance to enjoy something close to business perks without having to fork out a small fortune.
Check-in: Save time when you get to the airport by printing off your boarding pass at home or downloading it to your smartphone. This way, you'll only need to hand over your baggage at the bag drop desk before passing through the boarding gates and security.
Baggage allowances differ depending on where you're headed, so check the terms and conditions depending on your destination.
First Class passengers receive a more generous baggage allowance than any other ticket tier, while Premium Economy and Business Class passengers receive similar allowances. Economy Class passengers receive the lowest allowances, both for checked and carry-on luggage.
For more information on baggage rules, see here