Qantas baggage allowance changing?

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Austline

Member since 23 Aug 2011

Total posts 42

Has anyone heard that QF is going to standardize their baggage allowance with EK, Current EK, 40kgs for J and if you are top tier an additional; 15kg = 55kg.  Bit of step backwards from what you get now, QF, 3 pieces x 32kgs each = 96kgs

Austline

Member since 23 Aug 2011

Total posts 42

Has anyone heard that QF is going to standardize their baggage allowance with EK, Current EK, 40kgs for J and if you are top tier an additional; 15kg = 55kg.  Bit of step backwards from what you get now, QF, 3 pieces x 32kgs each = 96kgs

 

AlG

Member since 04 Nov 2010

Total posts 155

Haven't seen anything on this anywhwere, Austline, are you saying this is actually happening or is this just a rumour? What's the source of this claim?

Austline

Member since 23 Aug 2011

Total posts 42

I read it some where maybe it is a rumour but sort of makes sense with QF and EK code sharing on most flights.

qfflyer

Member since 26 May 2012

Total posts 131

Wouldn't it be EK speccing up to QF's standards? 

You know the whole 'matching' thing...

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 992

Qantas and Emirates are aiming to align their offerings across the board, so differences in luggage allowances would be within the scope of this. However, during the QF-EK presser, Alan Joyce was very strong in stressing that where differences did remain between the two carriers, the higher standard would be applied to passengers.

In other words: either Qantas will decrease its checked luggage allowance to match Emirates, or Emirates will raise its to match Qantas, or they will remain as is but Qantas Frequent Flyers will enjoy their same high allowance when on a codeshare QF-EK flight. Time will tell which way this goes.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Is it just me or does the Qantas and Emirates tie up sound a bit like the proposed marriage of Lady Mary Crawley to Sir Richard Carlisle?

Or maybe I'm just watching too much Downton Abbey...

It looks good on paper but there is something not quite kosher about it....

rcooper

Member since 10 Jun 2011

Total posts 26

Lol TheRealBabushka you could have a good point there - its just as dramatic as Downton Abbey but not quite as camp

On paper the deal looks good, but there are definitely downsides especially for QF frequent flyers.  However, QF has had to take drastic steps to ensure their survival as an international carrier.  This deal will allow them to keep flying to London and codeshare one stop into Europe.  That in theory should allow them to focus on developing and growing Asia

EK gains two additional slots into LHR at prime slot times, and an additional SYD and MEL slot without having to use their own aircraft, as well as adding to revenue on Australian traffic through codesharing on the QF domestic network

For QF frequent flyers your travel patterns and whether you fly QF internationally because you like the product and service, or if earning miles and having lounge access/recognition will determine if the EK partnership works for you

QF will operate 2 flights a day ex Australia and EK approximately 12 a day once ADL goes daily and PER triple daily.  It has already been identified the two QF flights will offer very poor connections to most of the EK European/African network in DXB and the product consistency with EK is not strong

For people travelling ex PER ADL and BNE to Europe they are most likely not even going to travel on a QF aircraft at all, and for SYD and MEL travellers not going through to LON/MAN/PAR they are either going to have very long connection times in DXB or will be better to take an EK flight from Australia

You are also losing a great connection airport in Singapore, with great lounges and facilities, for a heavily overcrowded and congested airport in DXB.   On the other hand you are gaining one stop access to over 30 cities in Europe and Africa. 

As to whether QF frequent flyers will get good recognition from EK remains to be seen. If it doesnt work for you, you will still have options with CX, BA MH and the other one world carriers for Europe/Africa travel

 

 

 

 

 

Austline

Member since 23 Aug 2011

Total posts 42

Yep well said pt rcooper try this if you are travelling PE on a QF flight to FRA from next Oct:

I am platinum get the F check in, brilliant F lounge, great seat and service and then hit DXB, transfer to terminal 1, probably not much better than  the current transfer at LHR from 3-5, then get told the lounge is not available, try to find a seat in what is like trying to find a seat in a Zoo, have to wait 4-5 hours and travel on a EK777 in Y with 10 a breast seating! I know where I will be, on CX via HKG or BA via SIN and LHR. Also let’s not forget QR when they get onboard OW. Anyway I just hope QF have done their home work.   

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