Extra Seat for Bulky Carry-on Cabin Baggage

Customers may request an extra seat to be booked for bulky carry-on cabin baggage (CBBG) when their carry-on exceeds our carry-on baggage allowance.
The following information applies to Qantas (QF) operated and marketed flights only. For travel on codeshare or interline flights please contact the operating carrier.

General Information

What Items can be Carried on as Cabin Baggage?

Musical instruments, valuable, diplomatic, courier, fragile items, works of art or bulky bags may be taken on board as carry-on (except on Dash 8 services) and are considered part of your customer’s in-cabin baggage allowance if the following requirements are met:

  • Weigh no more than 7kgs (15lbs)
  • Have maximum total dimensions of 142cm (56in) L 85cm (33.5in) x H 34cm (13.4in) D 23cm (9.1in)
  • Be in a hard shell case for appropriate protection 
  • Be placed in the overhead locker, not on the floor

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When can an Extra Seat for Cabin Baggage be Booked?

An extra seat for bulky carry-on cabin baggage (CBBG) can be booked for your customer when their carry-on exceeds the Qantas carry-on baggage allowance.

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Which Bulky Items Require an Extra Seat for Cabin Baggage?

Larger musical instruments e.g. cello or guitar that exceed the dimensions 85cm x 34cm x 23cm can only be carried in the cabin if an extra seat is purchased. The following conditions apply:

  • All CBBG items must have a restraining point (handle) on which to secure a seatbelt that must be able to go around the item and through the handle.
  • The packaging must be so that the contents are not damaged upon fitment of a suitable restraint for the item.
  • The case and handle must not be damaged in any way that may impede restraint of the item.
  • QantasLink DH8 and 717 Aircraft require an independent approval supported with documentation when a CBBG item exceeds maximum dimensions and/or maximum weight limit.
  • Special Handling will contact you through phone or email if the CBBG does not meet our safety requirements.


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Which Flights can an Extra seat for Cabin Baggage be Purchased on?

An Extra Seat for Cabin Baggage can only be purchased on Qantas (QF) operated and marketed flights. For travel on codeshare or Interline flights please contact the operating airline.

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Will Your Customer Earn Frequent Flyer Points on the Extra Seat?

When a Frequent Flyer member purchases more than one seat for their own use, they will earn both Qantas Points and Status Credits for the seat purchased.

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Your Customer's Booking

What is the Cost for an Extra Seat for Cabin Baggage?

Customers pay for each seat utilised. Discounted fares may be used provided all conditions of the fare are met. Any chargeable passenger taxes, fees, surcharges or charges only apply to the customer and not to the extra seat.

If an extra seat for cabin baggage is required from the point of origin of the customer:

  • For the whole journey - charge the same fare as the customer
  • For one or more components - charge the value of each fare component (as per the customer's fare) where the extra seat is required

If an extra seat for cabin baggage is required from a point other than the origin of the customer:

  • Charge the applicable fare in the direction of travel for the journey for which the extra seat is required
  • For International Journeys:  Convert the value at BSR into the currency of commencement of travel of the customer's fare and then convert into NUC

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How to Book an Extra Seat for Cabin Baggage in the GDS

When booking a seat for cabin baggage, ensure the following conditions are met:

  • An extra seat for CBBG cannot be added to an existing booking
  • Create one booking for the total number of seats required including the extra seat
  • Only one extra seat for CBBG is permitted per passenger
  • Add a SSR CBBG for your customer prior to ending transaction

The below GDS entries are for one passenger with one extra seat for cabin baggage:


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GDS Entries Amadeus

Amadeus
Entries
  NM2BROWN/ JOHNMR /CBBG
SRCBBG-MUSICAL INSTRUMENT CELLO/P1

Create two names in one element using the standard name format. Add a CBBG ID field to the actual customer name.
Enter CBBG as the second name element (same surname).
Add the SSR indicating the purpose of the extra seat (free format text) associated to the actual passenger.

GDS Entries Galileo

Galileo
Entries
  N.2BROWN/JOHN MR/CBBG
SI.P1S1.2/CBBG*QF MUSICAL INSTRUMENT CELLO

Create two names in one element using the standard name format.
Enter CBBG as the second name element (same surname).
Add the SSR indicating the purpose of the extra seat (free format text).

GDS Entries Sabre

Sabre
Entries
  -2BROWN/JOHN MR/CBBG
3CBBG/MUSICAL INSTRUMENT CELLO-1.1 (name association item number)

Create two names in one element using the standard name format.
Enter CBBG as the second name element (same surname).
Add the SSR indicating the purpose of the extra seat (free format text).

How to Ticket an Extra Seat for Cabin Baggage

To ticket an extra seat for cabin baggage, two separate tickets should be issued:

  • One for the customer
  • One for the extra seat for cabin baggage.

Issue the ticket in your customer’s name for the applicable fare, taxes, fees and charges.

Issue the ticket for cabin baggage at the same fare as the customer but exclude taxes, fees, and charges.

 

Exception

A ‘CB’ should be added to the fare basis of the ticket being issued for the cabin baggage. After the fare basis enter a space followed by a Ticket Designator ‘CB’. For Example: KQFLEX CB

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