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Qantas change international baggage policy

Fuseworks Media
Fuseworks Media

Qantas will introduce changes to its international checked baggage policy next month, moving from a weight system to a piece and weight system.

The changes provide customers with a simplified policy and better alignment with the Qantas domestic checked baggage policy, which changed in June 2011 to a piece and weight-based system.

The piece and weight baggage system is also used by a number of oneworld carriers including British Airways and American Airlines.

Last year, over 70 percent of Qantas customers travelling international Economy travelled with one piece of checked baggage.

The new international policy will apply to all tickets issued on or after 2 May 2012 for Qantas international flights and oneworld partner flights with a 'QF' flight number.

Customers with bags exceeding their checked baggage allowance (except for travel from Japan) can pre-purchase additional baggage allowance at discounted rates online at before travel and Qantas Frequent Flyers can pay using points.

For more information on the new Qantas checked baggage policy, customers can visit

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