Fly with Qantas Airways

Fly with Qantas Airways

Founded in 1920 with a single aircraft, Qantas Airways is both the flag carrier airline of Australia and one of the oldest airlines in the world. It is Australia's largest airline, based in Sydney with hubs in Melbourne, Brisbane, Singapore, and London. The four-star airline's experience with long-haul flights has made it a leader in quality and service.

Qantas flies to 27 international destinations in 14 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and South Pacific. It 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. Including its subsidiary airlines, which includes the low-cost Jetstar, Qantas operates 297 aircraft.

Qantas flew over 55 million passengers across the globe in 2019. Over the years it has received accolades for its Business Class, its cabin staff, economy catering, and overall excellence. It is currently ranked eighth in Skytrax's list of top 100 airlines.

The Qantas Frequent Flyer program offers rewards and benefits for regular travelers, earned by miles flown. With four upgraded status tiers, frequent flyers can earn perks such as extra baggage allowances, priority boarding, lounge access, and seat upgrades. As a founding member of the Oneworld alliance, you can earn miles on all Oneworld airlines.

Qantas Airways Travel Experience

Qantas offers first, business, Premium Economy or economy cabin classes. Premium Economy passengers enjoy extra legroom and wider seats, noise-canceling headphones, and a dedicated crew. Business Class offers fully-flat beds and luxury amenities including a refreshments bar. Travel in luxury in First Class with a private suite complete with a 212cm fully-flat bed, in-seat massage, room-for-two dining, and a la carte signature dishes.

Passengers can enjoy inflight entertainment, including movies, TV, music, and games, via seat back monitors or the Qantas Entertainment app accessed on your own device. WiFi is available for free on the majority of Qantas domestic flights, however, international flights do not offer WiFi.

The Qantas Club is the Qantas airport lounge with locations around Australia and the world. Additionally, Qantas operates dedicated international first-class lounges in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Los Angeles, and Singapore. The Qantas Club also offers membership by paid subscription or by the achievement of Gold or Platinum frequent flyer status.

Qantas Airways Check-in & Baggage

Online check-in is available from 24 hours until 30 minutes before the scheduled time of departure for domestic flights. For international travel, it's 24 hours until 90 minutes before departure. Qantas recommends passengers arrive 2 hours before their departure time.

Baggage allowances differ depending on where you're headed, so check the terms and conditions depending on your destination. The following allowances are based on international destinations.

Baggage Information

Allowed Luggage per Cabin Class

First Class

Checked luggage total weight of 110 lbs/50 kg
Carry-on luggage x 1pc (up to 22 lbs/10 kg) OR x 2pc (up to 30 lbs/14 kg) + 1 personal item

Business Class

Checked luggage total weight of 88 lbs/40 kg
Carry-on luggage x 1pc (up to 22 lbs/10 kg) OR x 2pc (up to 30 lbs/14 kg) + 1 personal item

Premium Economy Class

Checked luggage total weight of 88 lbs/40 kg
Carry-on luggage x 1pc (up to 22 lbs/10 kg) OR x 2pc (up to 30 lbs/14 kg) + 1 personal item

Economy Class

Checked luggage total weight of 66 lbs/30 kg
Carry-on luggage x 1pc (up to 22 lbs/10 kg) + 1 personal item

Allowed Luggage Size Dimensions

Checked luggage: maximum dimension of 62 inches/158 cm
Carry-on luggage 1 piece: maximum dimensions of 22 x 14 x 9 inches/56 x 36 x 23 cm
Carry-on luggage 2 piece: each maximum dimensions of 19 x 13 x 9 inches/48 x 34 x 23 cm

Additional Information

Checked baggage allowances for flights to and from North America and South America follow a piece concept (3 x 32 kg pieces for first and Business Class; 2 x 23 kg pieces for Premium Economy and Economy Class).

Additional and oversized baggage may be booked in advance and should not exceed the weight limit of 32 kg per item. Qantas Club members and upgraded status Qantas Frequent Flyer members receive additional baggage weight allowances, from 12 kg up to 20 kg extra depending on status.

Infants under the age of two may travel on an adult's lap and are not required to book an extra seat. Baby bassinets are provided upon availability. If you prefer more room and comfort, an extra Seat with Bassinet option is available for an additional charge. All infants get a piece of checked luggage, carry-on luggage, and stroller baggage allowance.

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