Additional baggage

Depending on route and travel class, there are specific weight limits and allowances for your baggage. 

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Things to know

If you think your bags will exceed our checked baggage allowance, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online at qantas.com for lower rates than at the airport. If you're a Qantas Frequent Flyer you can also use your Qantas Points.

Note the following information about additional baggage allowance on Qantas flights:

  • It's available on Qantas operated flights only.
  • Excess baggage charges will apply at the airport for any baggage in excess of your allowance.
  • A heavy charge will apply at the airport if your allowance is 23kg per piece and any piece exceeds that weight (for flights within Australia and to the United States only).
  • No single item of checked baggage may exceed 32kg.
  • You can purchase additional baggage up to 35kgs (each single piece of baggage can be no more than 32kgs) or five pieces when booking your flight. To purchase up to an extra 65kgs after your flight is booked, visit manage booking. You can buy up to an extra 35kgs per transaction to the total of 100kgs.

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Additional baggage allowance

To purchase additional baggage allowance when booking your flight, follow these three simple steps:

  1. Select [Add Bags] within the passenger panel on the passenger page.
  2. This will open a full page window where you can use the 'selection arrows' to add or remove additional baggage and purchase your additional baggage allowance in cash or Qantas Points.
  3. Once you confirm your baggage selection, your booking will be updated and your selection will appear in the baggage panel and shopping cart on the passenger page. Note: payment will be completed with your flight on the payment page.

To purchase additional baggage allowance for an existing booking, follow these three simple steps:

  1. Log in to manage booking after booking and up to three hours before the scheduled departure of the next Qantas operated flight on your itinerary, and before check-in.
  2. Select the additional baggage icon.
  3. Pay for your additional baggage allowance using a credit or debit card or by redeeming Qantas Points.

Once you’ve purchased your additional baggage allowance, print out your email receipt to present at the airport as proof or purchase. A print out of the manage booking page will not be accepted.

Buy additional baggage allowance 

Domestic within Australia

Additional baggage allowance may be purchased on a piece basis.

A maximum of five additional pieces may be purchased in advance per flight. A maximum weight also applies for each additional piece, which is determined by your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership status:

  • Non-Frequent Flyers and Bronze travelling in Economy - 23kg per piece. If your bag is over this weight (up to 32kg) a heavy charge will apply at the airport.
  • Qantas Platinum, Gold, Silver Frequent Flyers and Qantas Club members travelling in Economy - 32kg per piece.
  • All customers travelling in Business - 32kg per piece.
  • Additional baggage carried over the pre-purchased allowance will be subject to excess baggage charges at the airport, regardless of Frequent Flyer status.

Airport excess baggage and/or heavy charges will apply at the airport for any pieces in excess of your checked baggage allowance and pre-purchased additional allowance, regardless of Frequent Flyer status.

International - other than the Americas

Additional baggage allowance can be purchased in increments of 5kg, 10kg, 15kg, 25kg or 35kg up to 100kgs in total per flight. 35kg is the maximum baggage that can be purchased in a single transaction.

Airport excess baggage charges will apply at the airport if the total checked baggage weight exceeds your checked baggage allowance and pre-purchased additional allowance, regardless of Frequent Flyer status.

Exception
For some travel agent bookings where we can't identify if your ticket has been issued in weight or piece, additional baggage allowance will be available by weight.

International - North and South America

A maximum of five additional pieces may be purchased in advance per flight. A maximum weight also applies for each additional piece, which is determined by your class of travel and Qantas Frequent Flyer status:

  • Non-Frequent Flyers, Bronze, Qantas Club, Silver and Gold Frequent Flyer members travelling in Economy and Premium Economy - 23kg per piece. If your bag is over this weight (up to 32kg) a heavy charge will apply at the airport.
  • Platinum Frequent Flyers travelling in Economy and Premium Economy - 32kg per piece.
  • All customers travelling in Business and First - 32kg per piece.

Airport excess baggage and/or heavy charges will apply at the airport for any pieces in excess of your checked baggage allowance and pre-purchased additional allowance, regardless of Frequent Flyer status.

Exception
For some travel agent bookings where we can't identify if your ticket has been issued in weight or piece, additional baggage allowance will be available by weight.

Additional baggage allowance charges

Domestic within Australia

Additional baggage charges for Australia domestic
  Charge Qantas Points
Australian domestic A$35 per piece 4,500 per piece

International - other than the Americas

Additional baggage charges from Australia to other countries
  Charge Qantas Points
International - between Australia and New Zealand, New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea A$70 for each 5kg 9,000 for each 5kg
International - between Australia and Asia A$122 for each 5kg
16,000 for each 5kg
International - between Dubai and London A$140 for each 5kg
18,000 for each 5kg
International - between Australia and Dubai A$192 for each 5kg
25,000 for each 5kg
International - between Australia and South Africa, and Europe A$280 for each 5kg
36,000 for each 5kg

Exception

For some travel agent bookings where we can't identify if your ticket has been issued in weight or piece, additional baggage will be available by weight.

International - North and South America

additional baggage charges between Australia and North or South America
  Charge Qantas Points
International - between Australia and North or South America A$123 per piece 16,000 per piece

Exception

For some travel agent bookings where we can't identify if your ticket has been issued in weight or piece, additional baggage will be available by weight.

Note: No single item of checked baggage may exceed 32kg (70lb).

At the airport

Bring a print out of your additional baggage allowance receipt with you as proof of purchase for when you check in. A print out of the 'manage booking' page is not acceptable.

Purchase additional baggage allowance with your flight or visit manage booking to purchase. Additionally:

  • Read the additional baggage allowance terms and conditions.
  • Refer to the schedule of fees for refund processing fees.
  • Refer to our conditions of carriage and checked baggage for more information.
  • The carriage of baggage is subject to space being available. While we will use reasonable endeavours to carry baggage on the same flight as the passenger, there may be times when baggage will need to be transported on a later flight.

Airport excess baggage and heavy charges

Excess baggage charges apply at the airport for any baggage exceeding your checked baggage allowance

Charges listed below are for Qantas operated flights with a 'QF' flight number and vary depending on the destination. The carriage of baggage in excess of the checked baggage allowance is subject to space being available.

Where excess baggage charges are charged per piece rather than by weight, a heavy charge will also apply at the airport for any single piece of baggage exceeding the weight specified in your checked baggage allowance. No single item of checked baggage may exceed 32kg.

For travel within Australia

excess baggage and heavy charges
Destination Charge (inclusive of GST)
Australia Domestic (including QantasLink)
  • A$70 for the first extra piece
  • A$90 for the second and subsequent extra pieces
  • A$50 heavy charge for each piece weighing over 23kg.

International travel - other than the Americas

Table outlining excess baggage charges for international travel other than the Americas.
Destination Charge for each excess kg
International - between Australia and New Zealand, New Caledonia, and Papua New Guinea
A$20 per kg
International - between Australia and Asia
A$35 per kg
International - between Dubai and London
A$40 per kg
International - between Australia and Dubai
A$55 per kg
International - between Australia and South Africa, and Europe
A$80 per kg

International travel - North and South America only

airport excess baggage charges to the Americas
Destination Charge
International - to the Americas
A$175 for the first extra piece
A$75 heavy charge
International - from the Americas
US$175 for the first extra piece
US$75 heavy charge

Important information

Disclaimer:
~ Qantas and QantasLink operated flights with a 'QF' flight number. Additional baggage allowance is not available for flights operated by another carrier (such as codeshare or interline flights) or if you are connecting to/from a flight operated by another airline within 24 hours of your Qantas operated flight. The additional baggage rates of the operating airline applies in these instances. 

Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and conditions. You must be logged into qantas.com using your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number and have sufficient points for redemption at the time of purchasing their additional baggage allowance. The Points Plus Pay option is not available for to pay for additional baggage allowance. The points required for additional baggage allowance varies and are only valid when quoted. There is no fixed relationship between the cash price charged for additional baggage allowance and the points required to redeem additional baggage allowance through the Qantas Frequent Flyer program.