Flying With Qantas

Qantas is the national, flag carrying airline for Australia. Established in 1920, Qantas is one of the oldest serving airlines in the world, and its reputation for excellence precedes it. As part of the oneworld alliance, Qantas covers hundreds of destinations across each continent. Concentrating on superior service, safety, the environment, and punctuality, this airline is dedicated to maintaining its position as a sought after global travel company.

Why Fly With With Qantas?

Ways To Check-In

With improvements to technology there are now a number of ways passengers can choose to check in. Download the Qantas app if you fly a lot within Australia and sign up for automatic check in, or choose when to do so by using your mobile device. Though these services are only available for flights within the country, you can still check in online between 24 hours and 30 minutes before your international flight, or come in person and use the kiosks or staffed desks within the airport. For domestic departures, please check in at least 45-60 minutes before take off, and for international ones, leave at least 120 minutes to go through bag drop off and security checks.

Baggage Allowance & Fees

On all journeys passengers can take a cabin bag of up to 7kg, with dimensions of 115cm, plus a personal item, such as a laptop.

Checked items depend on the flight you are taking; for domestic journeys standard seat passengers can take one piece at 23kg, and Business ticket holders can take two bags at 32kg per bag. For most international flights, passengers can only carry cumulative luggage weight of 30kg, 40kg and 50kg dependent on their cabin class. Whilst journeys further afield to South and North America are given a more generous limit, with Economy and Premium Economy allowed to bring 2 pieces of up to 23kg each, and Business and First able to bring 3 pieces of up to 32kg each.


Flex fare and Economy Saver ticket holders may change their seats free of charge, with some restrictions. Other passengers can change their seat for charged fees depending on whether they are looking to change into another seat, or one with extra legroom. This can be done when you check in online, just look for the Manage My Booking section on the Qantas website.

In-Flight Service

Qantas is innovative when it comes to their onboard entertainment options, with an extensive selection of TV shows, movies, as well as music, radio and games for all their international flights. The airline is currently upgrading many of their domestic aircraft to incorporate Q streaming, where you can use your own mobile device, or the personal entertainment screen for a larger range of options.

As for food, it doesn’t matter where you are flying to, Qantas will have you covered. From gourmet meals on inter-continental flights, to light snacks and refreshments for short regional ones. Qantas have made ordering any special meals simple too, just order what you want online through Manage My Booking, or through their website at least 12 hours before your flight.

As for children between 5 and 12 travelling by themselves, you can organise an Unaccompanied Minor booking, but please be aware this is a charged service and must be reserved in advance. Please note that for international flights this age limit starts at 6.

On-Time Performance

Qantas has one of the most reliable on-time performances of the major global airlines, keeping to their exact schedule 86% of the time (figures correct as of March 2016).

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