Qantas announces more flexible cabin baggage weight rules


From March 25, Qantas domestic passengers will be able to have a carry-on bag as heavy as 10Kg. This is a useful increase from the current 7Kg restriction – a restriction many found hard to meet.

There won’t be any increase in the total weight you can take on as carry-on baggage – this will remain at a total of 14 Kg.

At present, on Qantas, you have an allowance of 2 bags, each that can weigh a maximum of 7Kg. Come March 25, you will have some flexibility on how you distribute the weight between the bags.

For example, you could have one bag at 10Kg, with the second bag limited to 4Kg, to keep under the 14Kg total limit.

Qantas says the change has been made following feedback from frequent flyers. According to Qantas, Frequent Flyers said they would like to have more choice in how they use the allowance. 

While this new allowance will apply to most domestic services, it will not extend to the QantasLink Dash8 services. As these are smaller aircraft, they have more limited space for carry-on baggage, and will remain at 7Kg.



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