USA baggage allowance and service fees
Get information on US baggage allowance, seat selection and service fees when flying on Qantas and codeshare flights.
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Your specific baggage information will be available on the review page before you complete your booking.
Baggage information for interline flights
Interline flights are flights that are operated by another airline and do not have a 'QF' flight number. The airline whose flight number appears first on your ticket will determine whether its baggage rules or another airline's baggage rules will apply to all the flights in your itinerary.
Refer to interline flights baggage allowance for other airlines' carry-on, checked baggage allowances, any applicable charges for carry-on baggage and the first and second checked bag. For more detailed information about other airlines' baggage rules, including charges for additional baggage, refer to their specific baggage policies.
Qantas carry-on baggage allowances
Our current complimentary carry-on baggage allowances for adults and children (except infants) are as follows:
|All international routes|
|1 piece||2 pieces||2 pieces||2 pieces|
Economy: Total dimensions of each piece must not exceed 45in (115cm), or 73in (185cm) for a non rigid garment bag, and total weight of each piece must not exceed 15 lb (7kg).
Premium Economy/Business/First: Either (a) two pieces, neither of which has total dimensions that exceed 45in (115cm) or weight that exceeds 15lb (7kg); or (b) one piece with total dimensions that do not exceed 45 in (115cm) and weight that does not exceed 15 lb (7kg), and a second piece that is a non-rigid garment bag with total dimensions that do not exceed 73in (185cm) and weight that does not exceed 15 lb (7kg).
Dimensions are calculated by adding together the width, height and depth of the piece of baggage.
|Australian domestic routes (except service via Dash 8 aircraft)|
||Not applicable||2 pieces
All classes: Either two pieces not exceeding 41in (105cm) and 15lb (7kg) per bag or one piece not exceeding 45in (115cm) and the other one not exceeding 73in (185cm) non rigid garment bag and 15 lb (7kg) per piece.
|Service via Dash 8 aircraft|
|1 piece||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable|
All classes: Total dimensions of each piece must not exceed 41 in (105 cm), and total weight must not exceed 15 lb (7kg).
Qantas checked baggage allowance
The amount of baggage you can check in for your flight varies depending on your itinerary, cabin class, Qantas Frequent Flyer status or Qantas Club membership.
Checked baggage allowances on Qantas and QantasLink ("QF") flights are set out below. To avoid additional charges your checked baggage must not exceed these allowances.
If you wish to carry additional baggage you can purchase online for Qantas operated flights with a "QF' code. Conditions apply. If you haven’t pre-purchased sufficient an additional baggage allowance, excess baggage charges will apply at the airport for any pieces in excess of your checked baggage allowance. In addition, a heavy charge will apply at the airport if your allowance is 23kg per piece and any piece exceeds that weight. No single item of checked baggage may exceed 32kg.
Qantas Frequent Flyer and Qantas Club member allowances apply to travel on Qantas operated jet flights with a QF flight number on your ticket. Note: These benefits are not cumulative. For example, whether you are a Silver Frequent Flyer, a Qantas Club Member or both, the same allowance applies.
|International to/from North or South America
2 pieces (maximum 23 kg (50lb) per piece)
3 pieces (maximum 32 kg (70lb) per piece)
|Qantas Club members, Silver and Gold Qantas Frequent Flyers
|Platinum/Platinum One Qantas Frequent Flyers
Total dimensions of the three (3) pieces must not exceed 159in (405cm) and total dimensions of the two (2) pieces must not exceed 106in (270cm) with no one (1) piece exceeding 62in (158cm). Dimensions for checked baggage are calculated by adding together the width, height and depth of the piece of baggage.
Note: No single item of checked baggage can exceed 70lb (32kg).
If you’ve purchased international and domestic flights and these are on the same ticket, the international checked baggage allowances apply to the domestic flights also. Where the international and domestic flights are on separate tickets, if the connection time is within the same calendar day (for example: arrive at the airport on 10 January 2019 with departure before 11:59pm on 10 January 2019) the international baggage allowance is accepted on both flights. Be sure to present both tickets when checking your baggage in. Exceptions apply.
Children on international travel receive the same baggage allowance as adults.
Infants on international travel to/from North or South America receive an allowance of one piece with total dimensions not exceeding 45in (115cm), and weight must not exceed 22lb (10kg). Otherwise, USD50 heavy charge applies.
Baggage dimensions for customers who travel on the Qantas Explorer Pass
|First bag||Free of charge up to 50lb (23kg) and 62in (158cm)|
|Second bag||Free of charge up to 50lb (23kg) and 62in (158cm)|
|Carry-on baggage||Free of charge carrying 15lb (7kg) up to 45in (115cm)|
Medical and mobility equipment
Passengers requiring it for their own use may also check in medical/ life dependant equipment and two pieces of mobility equipment without additional cost.
For USA flights only, there is no limit on the number of pieces of mobility equipment allowed to be carried for customers with a disability. Visit our mobility assistance page for further information.
Children receive the same baggage allowance as adults.
Children up to 12 years of age, are permitted one car seat and one collapsible pram, stroller or push chair in addition to the checked baggage allowance.
Adults accompanying infants are entitled to check in up to three (3) infant items for each travelling infant. Infant items can include; collapsible stroller or push-chair, collapsible cot or bassinet; or car seat or baby capsule. Charges will apply for any baggage carried in addition to the checked baggage allowance and three infant items.
International flights* to/from North or South America
- One piece with total dimensions not exceeding 115cm (45in) - (maximum 10kg (22lb))
Note: International travel is defined as travel between two or more countries including any flights within those countries when they are combined with international travel on the same ticket
Qantas additional baggage charges
A maximum of five additional pieces may be purchased in advance per flight. Additional baggage allowance may be purchased directly after booking up to three hours before departure (provided the passenger has not checked in for the flight at the airport).
Additional baggage allowance is available for Qantas operated flights with a "QF" flight number. It is not available for flights operated by another carrier (such as codeshare or interline flights) or if connecting on the same-day to a flight operated by another airline. The additional baggage rates of the operating airline applies in these instances.
Customers can also purchase additional baggage allowances at the airport. Customers should note that the applied rate at the airport differs to the pre-purchased rate, and may be more than pre-purchasing online.
A maximum weight also applies for each additional piece, which is determined by your class of travel and Frequent Flyer status as follows:
- Non-Frequent Flyers, 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 class - 32kg per piece.
Airport excess baggage charges 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.
Note for USA and Canada: Under USA and Canadian regulations, if your ultimate ticketed origin or destination is within the USA or Canada, the airline whose flight number appears for the first flight on your ticket will determine whether its baggage rules or another airline's baggage rules will apply to all the flights in your itinerary. For travel between Australia and the USA, usually (but not always) Qantas' baggage rules will apply. However, please note that any additional allowance for Qantas Frequent Flyers or Qantas Club members applies only to the flights specified.
Mobility equipment - US Flights only: Note that there is no limit on the number of pieces of mobility equipment allowed to be carried for customers with a disability and it does not count towards the carry-on baggage allowance.
Note: Qantas' additional baggage rates between Australia and the Americas have changed, effective 15 October 2019.
|Route||Pre-purchased additional baggage allowance||Airport excess baggage allowance|
|International between Australia and North or South America||US$120 per piece||US$185 for the first extra piece
US$85 heavy charge#^
|Australian domestic (including QantasLink)+||US$35 per piece||A$100 for each extra piece
A$50 heavy charge for each piece weighing over 23kg~
Note: A heavy charge will apply at the airport if your allowance is 23kg per piece and any piece exceeds that weight. No single item of checked baggage may exceed 32kg.
Visit manage booking to purchase an additional baggage allowance.
Baggage: important information
+ Charges are inclusive of GST for Australian Domestic and Regional QantasLink flights.
# Not applicable for Business and First customers.
~ Not applicable for Silver and Platinum Frequent Flyers, Qantas Club members and customers travelling in Business.
^ Not applicable for Platinum Frequent Flyers in any class or Gold Frequent Flyers travelling in Economy.
Additional baggage allowance is not available in advance for flights operated by another carrier (such as codeshare or interline flights) or if connecting on the same-day to a flight operated by another airline.
Read the Pre-Purchased Additional Baggage Allowance terms and conditions.
Refer to our Condition of Carriage and Checked Baggage page for more information.
A little bit extra goes a long way
Like the window seat? Prefer the aisle? Select your preferred seat on Qantas operated flights+ after making a booking. Seat selection is complimentary for customers who are:
- Travelling on any Qantas operated domestic service;
- Travelling internationally in Economy on a Saver or Flex fare;
- Travelling internationally in First, Business or Premium Economy cabins;
- Platinum One, Platinum, Gold or Silver Frequent Flyers or equivalent oneworld Frequent Flyers;
- On the same booking and travelling with any of the above mentioned travellers;
- Checking in within 24 hours of departure.
Extra legroom seats
Travelling in Economy and want some additional space? Select one of our Extra Legroom seats. Please check you meet the requirements and additional conditions for exit rows before you select one.
Want to make sure that you're seated in the forward half of the cabin? Choose one of our preferred seats and enjoy sitting towards the front of Economy class.
Preferred seats are complimentary for Platinum One, Platinum and Gold members.
Seat with Bassinet
Travelling with an infant? You can now choose your seat online inclusive of a bassinet option, so you and your family can travel together with added comfort.
In order to select a seat with bassinet, the infant:
- Must be booked and travelling with an adult (parent or guardian)
- Must be less than 2 years of age, weigh less than 11kg and be able to lie flat in the bassinet at the time of travel. (Bassinets on Qantas flights are approximately 71cm long, 31cm wide, 26cm deep.)
If the infant doesn’t comfortably fit within the specifications of a bassinet, they must travel in the lap of the adult travelling with them. In this situation, you may be moved from your Seat with Bassinet to accommodate other customers travelling with infants.
Seat with Bassinet is available for a charge for customers travelling in international Economy and is complimentary for customers travelling internationally in First, Business or Premium Economy cabins, on flights operated by B747, A380 and A330 aircraft. To select your seats, visit Manage booking.
Select your seats now
Don't forget to check in online even if you have selected your seat. Ensure you take your seat receipt (for purchased seats), boarding pass and Qantas booking reference with you to the airport.
Charges for seat selection
Prices are quoted in US dollars.
|Flights||Seat Selection||Seat with Bassinet||Preferred seats||Extra Legroom seats|
|Domestic Australia||All||Free||Not available||From $5||Fro m $15|
Australia - New Zealand (excluding flights between Perth and Auckland), Port Moresby and New Caledonia
|$11||Not available||From $15||From $18|
Australia - Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Denpasar, Jakarta, Tokyo, Manila and Honolulu
|$30||$30||From $33||From $60|
|International long-haul||Australia - London, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, New York, Dallas/Fort Worth and Santiago
Singapore - London
|$35||$35||From $40||From $120|
Seat selection: important information
View full terms and conditions for seat selection.
Seat selection cannot be guaranteed as seats may need to be changed for operational, safety or security reasons, even after boarding the aircraft.
+ You can select your seat on all Qantas operated international flights and Qantas domestic flights (excluding select QantasLink services). Where seat selection is not available, you can request a preference for an aisle or window seat.
^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. Join online now. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions. Members must be logged into qantas.com using their Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number and have sufficient points for redemption at the time of purchasing seats. The Points Plus Pay option is not available when purchasing seats.
# Bookings made through Qantas offices will incur a service fee of A$35 per passenger for domestic and trans-Tasman bookings and A$60 per passenger for International bookings.
Fees for making bookings
There are no booking fees for making bookings online at qantas.com.
The following fees apply when making a booking through Qantas Contact Centres, Qantas Travel outlets and Qantas Airport locations.
|Booking in the United States per passenger per booking||Economy||Premium Economy||Business||First|
|United States - international||US$30
Fees for making changes to bookings
The following fees apply when you change your booking through Qantas Contact Centres, Qantas travel outlets and Qantas airport locations. These are fees for consultant assisted bookings and do not apply for making changes to bookings online at qantas.com.
Note: To change a booking via any method, a change fee may apply depending on the fare type purchased. You may also have to pay any difference between the fare for your new booking and the original fare. Refer to the applicable fare rules for details.
|Booking in the United States per passenger per booking|
|Country where the change is made||Economy||Premium Economy||Business||First|
|United States - international
|Australia - international
|New Zealand - international
Additional Baggage Allowance
|Fee - per passenger per booking|
|Additional Baggage Allowance||US$60 or 5,000 Qantas Points+|
Additional Baggage Allowance: important information
+ Point cancellation fees only apply for an Additional Baggage Allowance purchased using Qantas Points.
Codeshare flights are flights with a 'QF' flight number that are operated by another airline. The operating airline may charge different fees for optional services.