One of my friends received a questionnaire from Qantas testing the reaction of a bag exclusive fee fare.

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Dans1988

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Member since 14 Nov 2014

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One of my friends received a questionnaire from Qantas testing the reaction of a bag exclusive fee fare. I wonder if they will follow suit!?

watson374

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Member since 17 Aug 2012

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I got a nice survey from Jetstar. Did the survey involve selecting from two different fare bundles, picking the lesser of two evils?

I tended to lean towards an strong emphasis on QFF points and modest included baggage, a lesser emphasis on refreshments and vouchers, and steered well clear of in-flight entertainment and other things I perceived as superfluous.

Joshb

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Member since 20 Mar 2012

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I received one recently which asked what my preferred airline, among other factors, would be between AU/NZ should QF no longer service the routes. I graded AirNZ & EK highly and Jetstar at the extreme lowest hoping they get the message. As a QFF I wouldn't mind flying EK exclusively but they would need to additional frequency to make it work, which isn't likely.

Dans1988

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Member since 14 Nov 2014

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No - it was more aimed at the elasticity of the bag fee if you had to add one, i guess similar to Air NZ and Virgin in many respects for the Seat/Saver Lite product

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Question here is whether the price of the ticket would drop. For example MEL/SYD:

Before

After

 

Dans1988

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Member since 14 Nov 2014

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Correct - They would have to come down, i wonder if Emirates would follow suit on Trans Tasman. Domestically it would be welcomed too. I rarely need to check in bags, and always appreciate paying for what i use.

am

Member since 15 Apr 2011

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Which is exactly why Qantas won't unbundle their fares. The necessary drop in fares would never be met by the revenue that charging for bags would create, because so many people will carry their luggage on regardless of the fare/baggage situation. 

am

Member since 15 Apr 2011

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Don't read anything into it. They do these surveys all the time, and there is rarely any corresponding action taken. 

MissBasset

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Member since 31 Aug 2012

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I would hate to see the American situation where pax take all their stuff as carry-on even if it is vastly in excess of the limit. O/h bins fill up rapidly leaving a lot of very unhappy people. All to save a few bucks.  I would hate to see Qantas go down this path.

Doubleplatinum Banned

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America? You mustn't have flown aus domestic recently! Every bogan trying to take 3 pieces on board to save $20 in baggage fees

Dans1988

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Member since 14 Nov 2014

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I think it's great as long as they enforce it, and penalise at the gate if you have too much. 

LondonAussie

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British Airways use it and do police it fairly well. I very rarely take the baggage inclusive fares and getting from street to gate and gate to street is much faster in Europe because of it, even with the longer lines in the non-EU Citizens lanes.

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