Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD)

An Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD) is the industry standard method for documenting airline related charges.

General Information

Types of EMD

There are two types of EMDs:

EMD-A (Associated) 

Issued for the following services and linked to the specific flight coupon/s of a ticket:

  • Advance Seat Selection 
  • Pre-purchased Additional Baggage 

EMD-S (Stand-alone)

Issued for the following stand-alone payments to Qantas: 

  • Change Fees - which are receipted separately from the ticket using EMD-S

Further Information

Our Travel Agent FAQs (PDF) and Quick Reference Guide (PDF) provide detailed information on what you need to know. 

Please refer to your GDS provider or Technology Partner for technical support on how to issue an EMD and specific entries: 

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EMD Codes - Quick Reference Guide

Seat Selection

Commercial Name EMD Type SSR+ RFIC RFISC
Seat Assignment A RQST, SEAT A 0B5

Change Fee* (for Change Fees associated with the applicable fare rule)

Commercial Name EMD Type Service Code RFIC RFISC
Fee-Reissue or Exchange S REIS D 98I

*These codes may vary if utilising a GDS automated re-issue tool - refer to your GDS provider  

Note on RFISC: 98I - This is the letter I for India, not the number 1  

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UMNR Supervision Fee

Commercial Name EMD Type Service Code RFIC RFISC Fee Amount
Supervision Fee - Domestic S UMND E 0BZ A$50 per UMNR per direction (A$45.45 & A$4.55UO)*
Supervision Fee - International S UMNI E 0B0 A$90 per UMNR per direction

*These codes may vary if utilising a GDS automated re-issue tool - refer to your GDS provider  

Note on RFISC: 0BZ/0B0 - This is a 0 = zero and not O for Oscar

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Pre-purchased Additional Baggage Allowance

All Qantas Australian domestic flights and Qantas International flights to North and South America (based on piece):

When purchasing additional baggage by EMD, ensure you select the correct option for either PIECE or WEIGHT. This means that if the baggage allowance on your customer’s ticket is based in weight then the pre-purchased additional baggage must be purchased by weight.

Commercial Name (Based on Piece) EMD Type SSR+ Service Code RFIC RFISC
Pre-Paid Baggage A     C 0CC

All Qantas international flights EXCEPT for Qantas flights to North and South America (based on weight):

Commercial Name (Based on Weight) EMD Type SSR+ Service Code RFIC RFISC
Up to 11LB 5KG Baggage A     C 0CW
Up to 22LB 10KG Baggage A     C 0CZ
up to 33LB 15KG Baggage A     C 0C1
Up to 55LB 25KG Baggage A     C 0C4
Up to 35KG Baggage A     C 0C7

Applicable to Amadeus only for both weight and piece:

When purchasing additional baggage by EMD, ensure you select the correct option for either piece or weight (with the exception of Amadeus GDS user information as listed below).

Commercial Name (Based on Weight and Piece) EMD Type SSR+ Service Code RFIC RFISC
Pre-Paid Baggage A XBAG   C 0AA