Qantas Airways was founded in Queensland in 1920, and has since grown to be Australia's largest domestic and international airline. It is the flag carrier of Australia and the third oldest in the world. International passenger flights began in May 1935. Qantas now operating flights to 20 domestic destinations and 21 international destinations in 14 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania ( excluding the destinations served by its subsidiaries). The entire Qantas group serves 65 domestic and 27 international destinations. The airline's main hub is Sydney Airport with offices headquartered in the Sydney suburb of Mascot. Employing over 30,000 people, the majority of them based within Australia, the company has a number of subsidiary businesses that includes other airlines, such as QantasLink and Jetconnect, and the low cost airline Jetstar. Thanks to a number of partnerships and codeshare agreements Qantas maintains and develops its reach. Today, Qantas is widely regarded as the world's leading long distance airline and one of the strongest brands in Australia.
Qantas Airways cabin luggage information
Checked baggage allowances are determined in accordance with your itinerary and is provided at the time of booking. Different baggage allowances may apply each time you check in your baggage. If you check in your baggage for a multiple sector journey, usually the baggage allowance of the most significant carrier in your itinerary will apply. However, different rules may apply to tickets to and from the USA or Canada, so be sure to check this information before travelling.
Baggage allowance is included on domestic flights within Australia on Qantas and QantasLink. When transferring from a Qantas Domestic flight to a Qantas International flight, or vice versa, within 24 hours, the International Baggage Allowance is accepted on both flights. Present both tickets when checking baggage in.
Baggage allowance can vary depending on whether your flight is including or excluding North and South America. It is important you check your flight ticket or speak to the travel agency you booked with for weight and size restrictions. No single item of checked baggage can exceed 32kg (70lb). All cabin baggage must be able to fit under the seat in front or in an overhead locker.
News about Qantas Airways
QANTAS has revised the operational frequency for the route Brisbane – Tokyo Narita which is due to start on August 1st. Previously scheduled as 4 weekly flights, the oneWorld member will now operate 7 weekly flights, with Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
QANTAS will start a service from Melbourne to Hamilton Island 27th June. It will begin with only a weekend operation, with the Boeing 737-800 aircraft. This service is to replace the existing Jetstar operation, which operates 4 times a week.
Qantas and American Airlines are stepping up their alliance, announcing that Qantas are to resume San Francisco route and that the US carrier will operate the Los Angeles-Sydney route. The flights are due to begin in December, and plan to boost air capacity between Australia and mainland United States by approximately 9 percent.
QANTAS has decided to increase its Sydney-Dallas operation during the peak travel season, as it plans its daily service from 02DEC15 to 25JAN16. The oneWorld member currently operates this route 6 times a week, with Airbus A380 aircraft.
Check In Services
Flights within Australia offer two check in services: Auto Check In & Mobile Check In. To see if you are eligibile for these or online check-in services please check your flight ticket and confirmation to understand your eligibility. Airport check-in is possible, simply take your e-ticket, with a valid travel document to the airport check-in counters available. In selected airports across Australia, Qantas is piloting check-in kiosks and bag drop facilities on selected flights.