Qantas, an acronym for “ Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Systems”, was founded in November of 1920 in Winton, Queensland of Australia. It is the flag carrier and the largest airline of Australia. Qantas has a 65% share of the Australian domestic market and it serves 18.7% of all passengers travelling in and out Australia. The airline has a number of subsidiaries since inception, some of them are Australia Asia Airlines, Jetstar Airways, Jetconnect and Impulse Airlines. Excluding the destinations served by its subsidiaries, Qantas operates scheduled flights to a broad wide network which consists of 20 domestic and 21 international destinations in 14 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and the Americas. As of March 2014, Qantas group operates 313 aircraft.
Qantas has partnership with the OneWorld members: American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN Airlines.
Moreover, Qantas has codeshare agreements with the airlines: Aircalin, Air China, Air Niugini, Airnorth, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Vanuatu, Alaska Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Bangkok Airways, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Jet airways, Kenya Airways, Vietnam Airlines and WestJet.
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Each passenger is allowed to bring a certain amount of baggage for free. This amount of baggage depends on passenger’s destination and travel class. For passengers travelling to/from the USA with Qantas on Economy Class and Premium Economy are allowed to carry up to 2 pieces of baggage weighing not more than 50lbs (23 kg) each, while Business and First Class passengers are allowed to carry up to 3 pieces of baggage weighing not more than 70 lbs (32kg) each. The sum of dimensions of every piece of baggage must be up to 158 cm.
Passengers who are Qantas Club members and Qantas Frequent Flyer members have additional baggage allowance.
Each passenger is allowed to carry 15 lbs (7 kg) per piece.
Note that the airline’s baggage allowance policy may change from time to time. We highly recommend that you check your baggage allowance prior to your travel. Please be sure that your baggage conform to the above limitations or additional costs may apply. In case you have further questions about Qantas baggage allowance policy please contact our Travel Operations Department.
1. Online check-in. Ensure your flight eligibility for online check-in and then check-in from 24 hours up to 1 hour prior to your flight’s departure through any computer with internet connection.
2. Airport check-in. If you’re travelling domestically check-in at the check-in kiosks of the airport.
In case you wish to check-in at the airport, we recommend that you arrive at the airport in plenty of time. Be sure to note check-in times at the departure airport prior to your travel. Please also take into consideration the time that you need to drop off your baggage and to go through security check. Evenmore, at large airports it may be a long walk to the actual boarding gate.
Qantas Frequent Flyer Program aim to reward customer loyalty. Points are accrued based on the distance flown by the passengers with bonuses that vary by class.