Qantas increases domestic excess baggage fees


Qantas has quiety increased excess baggage fees when flying on its Australian domestic services. As reported in the Sydney Moring Herald, there is an increase of up to 75% in some cases

What’s Changed?

The following table shows the fees that have increased as a result of this change:

Fee New Fee Old Fee Change
 First additional piece over allowance  $70  $40  75%
 Second and subsequent piece over allowance  $90 $60  50%
 Heavy baggage (any piece over 23Kg)  $50 $30  67%
Pre-purchase  $35 $30 8%


The heavy baggage allowance affects those travelling in Economy, that do not hold any Frequent Flyer status. Members of the Qantas Club, and elite Frequent Flyer members are have a 32Kg allowance.

What hasn’t changed?

The changes do not affect those travelling on international services. The change only affects domestic services

In addition, there is no change to the baggage included with your ticket. These remain the same. As a reminder, as of this writing, the baggage allowance included varies by travel class and frequent flyer status. The following table shows the current allowance:

Travel Class Checked Baggage
Adult Qantas Club members and Silver Qantas Frequent Flyers Gold Qantas Frequent Flyers Platinum and Platinum One Qantas Frequent Flyers
Economy 1 piece (maximum 23kg) 1 piece (maximum 32kg) 2 piece (maximum 32kg per piece) 2 piece (maximum 32kg per piece)
Business 2 piece (maximum 32kg per piece) 2 piece (maximum 32kg per piece) 2 piece (maximum 32kg per piece) 3 piece (maximum 32kg per piece)

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