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Qantas and British Airways

Like Qantas, British Airways is a founding member of oneworld. Together with its affiliates, British Airways connects more than 200 destinations in 80 countries throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia. Its home base and major hub is London's Heathrow Airport.

Network

Qantas flies direct between London (Heathrow) from Perth, or via Singapore with flights between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth.

Once in London, you can fly Qantas codeshare services (operated by British Airways) between London (Heathrow) and Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford and Belfast in the United Kingdom, and between London (Heathrow) and Toulouse, Berlin, Zagreb, Basel, Budapest, Pisa and Marseilles in Continental Europe.

You can also connect to over 200 destinations from British Airways’ London hubs. Qantas Platinum and Gold Frequent Flyers travelling with British Airways are eligible to earn additional benefits across the British Airways network per the oneworld policy.

 

Before you fly

There are a range of benefits available that can be booked ahead of your trip when flying on a Qantas codeshare flight with British Airways. Visit manage your booking if you require further information.

Benefits included for services operated by British Airways
Benefits included for services operated by British Airways

Business Economy
  Platinum One/
Platinum
Gold  Silver

Qantas Club

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Seat selection (paid or complimentary) via qantas.com
No    No    No   No   No    No   
Seat selection (paid or complimentary) via airline partner
No  
No   No  
No No    No  
Online check-in via qantas.com
No    No    No    No   No    No
Online check-in via airline partner
No  
No  
No  
No
No  
No
Pre-flight meal selection
No    No   No    No No    No
Special meal request
Yes    Yes    Yes    Yes    Yes    Yes  
Purchase additional / excess baggage prior to departure
No    No    No    No   No    No

At the airport

The operating carrier is responsible for checking in customers travelling on Qantas codeshare services. Check your itinerary to locate the departure terminal and ensure you check in with the operating carrier.

Benefits included for services operated by British Airways
Business Economy
  Platinum One/
Platinum
Gold  Silver Qantas Club
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Baggage Through Check from Qantas operated flight
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Boarding Pass Through Check from Qantas operated flight
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Extra checked baggage allowance
N/A Yes Yes No No No
Priority airport check-in
Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Priority boarding
Yes Yes Yes No No No
Priority baggage handling
Yes Yes Yes No No No

Lounge access

Eligible customers and their guests booked on a Qantas flight number on the codeshare routes can access the following lounges. 

For more details on Qantas’ lounge access policy, follow this link for a full description of lounge access eligibility

Benefits included for QF codeshare services operated by British Airways
Benefits included for QF codeshare services operated by British Airways
Business Economy
Lounge Access

  Platinum One/
Platinum
Gold  Silver Qantas Club
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Sydney (Qantas lounge) Yes    Yes    Yes    No    Yes    No   
Singapore (Qantas lounge) Yes   Yes   Yes   No   Yes   No  
The BA Galleries Yes   Yes   Yes   No   No   No  

Qantas Frequent Flyers

Qantas Frequent Flyers can maximise Qantas Points and Status Credit earn by booking the codeshare flight (‘QF’ airline code) where possible, you can also earn Qantas Points and Status Credits on eligible fares and flights with the BA airline code.

You can use your Qantas Points on British Airways for Classic Flight Rewardsand Points Plus Pay – Flights.

British Aiways summary
Airline code When booked as a QF flight When booked as an BA flight
Earn Qantas Points Yes Yes  
Earn Status Credits Yes Yes  
Classic Flight Rewards No Yes  
Points Plus Pay - Flights Yes Yes  

Support

Special requests:

To benefit from the following special requests please chose a flight operated by Qantas or contact our partner directly;

  • assistance for children travelling alone,
  • medical assistance,
  • transporting oxygen for medical purposes; and
  • transport on a stretcher.

Sometimes everything doesn't go to plan. Qantas recognises the impact delays and missed connections can have on your plans and on your life. In the event this happens to you, below is some key information.

Missed connections:

If you missed a connection due to the late arrival of your aircraft, the delivering carrier is responsible for ensuring you make your final destination.

Lost baggage:

If your baggage doesn't arrive on the same flight as you. Please contact the Arrival Service desk of the delivering carrier in the arrivals hall. A delayed baggage report will be created. 

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Important information

Disclaimer: ~You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Qantas Frequent Flyer membership, Status Credits and the earning and redemption of Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions.

Disclaimer: Points Plus Pay - Flights are available on any flight with a Qantas (QF), Jetstar (JQ), Jetstar Asia (3K), Jetstar Japan (GK) or Jetstar Pacific (BL) flight number and selected partner airlines when travelling on a Qantas fare, as long as there is a seat available for sale. The Qantas Points required include taxes, fees and carrier charges (excluding any amounts payable to third parties at the airport), are subject to change and are quoted at the time of booking. A minimum of 5,000 points per booking on Qantas and 3,500 points per booking on Jetstar must be redeemed. Qantas Points may not be earned on some fare types or on some oneworld® Member Airline or airline partner flights. For more information, visit Points Plus Pay - Flights.

Disclaimer:  *Qantas Points and Status Credits (where applicable) are earned on Eligible Flights with a Qantas or applicable oneworld® Member Airline or Airline Partner flight number on your ticket. Qantas Points and Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. For full details see the Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions and Airline Earning Tables.

Disclaimer: ^Classic Flight Rewards are available on Qantas, Jetstar and partner airlines. Seats are subject to capacity controls, availability is limited, and some flights may not have any Classic Flight Rewards available. Taxes, fees and carrier charges are payable to Qantas (excluding any amounts payable to third parties at the airport) in addition to the points required. For more information, visit Classic Flight Rewards.