Qantas Carry-on Baggage Allowances

Whether you're taking a quick regional hop, a longer domestic flight or even heading overseas, here's how much you can pack.
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No one likes to wait near luggage carousels for their luggage to arrive, which is why many business travelers only master the art of flying with hand luggage.

When it comes to Qantas and its regional branch, QantasLink, some rules must be followed. So here’s what you need to know about Qantas’ free baggage allowance on domestic and international flights.

Here is Your guide to Qantas’ carry-on baggage allowances with inputs from Qantas’ official website.

Things to know

Your carry-on baggagemust:

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  • fit under the seat in front of you or in an overhead locker (including musical instruments)
  • not exceed the carry-on baggage allowances
  • not include any dangerous goods unless permitted for carriage.

If your baggage meets the above requirements, but we reasonably believe it’s not safe to be included as carry-on baggage, we may require you to check it in. If you’re travelling with powerbanks and spare or loose batteries, please ensure they are packed into your carry-on baggage.

It’s up to you to ensure your baggage doesn’t exceed the allowance and you’re able to lift your bag into the overhead locker. If your bag is too heavy or too large to fit safely onboard, you’ll need to check it in. 

When travelling on an itinerary with a domestic and international flight, please pack for the international sector (except Dash 8 services).

For oneworld® member and partner airlines if you are flying on a partner airline throughout your journey, please refer to their individual websites for up to date information regarding carry-on baggage allowances.

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Carry-on baggage allowances

Carry-on baggage allowances for adults and children (except infants) on Qantas and QantasLink operated flights are as follows:

Australian domestic (except Dash 8 services)

All classes, one piece up to 10kgs; 14kgs total.

  • 1 x 115cm bag
  • = 56cm + 36cm + 23cm
  • Up to 10kgs.

OR

  • 2 x 105cm bags
  • = 48cm + 34cm + 23cm
  • One piece up to 10kgs; 14kgs total.

OR

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  • 1 x 105cm bag 
  • = 48cm + 34cm + 23cm

And

  • 1 x 185cm non-rigid garment bag
  • = 60cm + 11cm + 114cm
  • One piece up to 10kgs; 14kgs total.

Australian domestic Dash 8 services

All classes, one piece up to 7kgs.

  • 1 x 105cm bag 
  • = 48cm + 34cm + 23cm
  • Up to 7kgs.

All international

First, Business and Premium Economy

All classes, one piece up to 10kgs; 14kgs total.

  • 1 x 115cm bag
  • = 56cm + 36cm + 23cm
  • Up to 10kgs.

OR

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  • 2 x 105cm bags
  • = 48cm + 34cm + 23cm
  • One piece up to 10kgs; 14kgs total.

OR

  • 1 x 105cm bag 
  • = 48cm + 34cm + 23cm

And

  • 1 x 185cm non-rigid garment bag
  • = 60cm + 11cm + 114cm
  • One piece up to 10kgs; 14kgs total.

Economy

  • One piece up to 7kgs.
  • 1 x 115cm bag 
  • = 56cm + 36cm+ 23cm

OR

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  • 1 x 185cm non-rigid garment bag
  • = 60cm + 11cm + 114cm

In addition to your carry-on baggage allowance, you may also carry onboard one small personal  item such as a handbag, laptop computer*, overcoat, small camera, a reasonable amount of reading material or a small amount of duty free goods (where permitted).

When packing your carry-on baggage:

  • Ensure you take essential medication and prescriptions onboard with you in your carry-on.
  • Keep it as light as possible as there can be considerable distances to walk at some airports and space inside the cabin is limited.
  • If you’re carrying fragile or valuable items, ensure they are appropriately packed.

USA flights only: there is no limit on the number of pieces of mobility equipment allowed to be carried for customers with a disability and it doesn’t count toward the carry-on baggage allowance.

Maximum dimensions of carry-on baggage

Total dimensions are measured by adding together the length, height, and depth of the bag.

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Children and infants

The carry-on baggage allowance for children is the same as for adults.

However, for infants, there is no carry-on baggage allowance. Food and nappies required during a flight may be carried in addition to the accompanying adult’s carry-on baggage allowance.

Bulky items

A bulky item can be carried in the cabin (except on Dash 8 services) provided that:

  • it weighs no more than 7kgs
  • its dimensions don’t exceed the maximum specified in the table below
  • you purchase an extra seat
  • the item has a restraining point (handle) to allow it to be secured safely
  • you notify us at the time of booking that the seat is for a bulky item.

For more information and to make your request, contact your local Qantas office.

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Examples of bulky items: diplomatic or courier bags, larger musical instrument (e.g. cello), artworks or a piece of technical equipment.

Maximum dimensions of a bulky item

When you purchase an extra seat, the total dimensions of a bulky item you can carry onboard is calculated by adding the height, width and depth.

First

  • 178cm bag
  • = 74cm + 51cm + 53cm

Business

  • 169cm bag
  • = 71cm + 50cm + 48cm

Premium Economy and Economy

  • 158cm bag
  • = 71cm + 43cm + 44cm

Larger dimensions may be considered but will require engineering approval. For more information, contact your local Qantas office.

Prohibited inflight travel accessories

To ensure the safety and comfort of all passengers, it is prohibited to use inflight travel accessories and devices which: 

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  • attach to aircraft seats; 
  • are inserted between seats; or
  • otherwise block access to seat rows or aisles.

When in use, these devices have the potential to impede access to seats and aisles, damage aircraft seats and fixtures, and block access to emergency equipment. 

Examples of prohibited inflight accessories include, but are not limited to, inflatable cubes, ‘bed boxes’, and ‘leg hammocks’. This list is not exhaustive, and the decision to permit use of any other device rests with the cabin crew.

If your flight is operated by another airline, contact them directly to confirm their policy in relation to inflight travel accessories.

Before you fly, be sure to revisit Qantas’ website in case of any changes, and read Qantas’ Conditions of carriage for further information. 

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(With Inputs from Qantas.com)


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