Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 10 Jun 2015
Total posts 72
I know you can't use q bag tags internationally but Would the q bag tags be able to just sit on the bag, or would that interfere with bag technology in overseas airports?
Qantas - P1 Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 10 Apr 2013
Total posts 85
I have been advised by the QANTAS check-in staff to remove the tag when going overseas. They say that the tag can interfere. I generally fly with Emirates on a QF code-share, but I would assume the same thing applies even if you are flying with QF. So, nowadays, I remove the tag.
Member since 02 Aug 2012
Total posts 88
errrrr, that makes them pretty useless as you still have to attach another ID tag. Not sure that this makes sense to me as other o/s airlines dont use this technology to my knowledge anyway. So why remove them????
Member since 10 Oct 2013
Total posts 80
i never take mine off and have never had a problem?
Member since 30 Dec 2014
Total posts 25
It's likely Qantas staff being overly cautious, but if you're willing to go against airline employee advice and risk a lost bag I guess that's your call.
Member since 10 May 2012
Total posts 106
I've been flying internationally since the tags came out (maybe 7 or 8 years ago). I've made over 50 overseas trips involving 100-150 individual flights to overseas destinations with a range of airlines. I've lost the tags (ripped off the bags), but had no problems losing bags per se. I wouldn't worry about this if I were you.
Member since 07 Feb 2015
Total posts 141
Agree with other comments, I've never taken mine off (nor have I been asked to take them off by QF or other airline staff). Never lost a bag because of the tags.
Member since 29 Nov 2013
Total posts 436
Same as the earlier commenters - I leave mine on my bag purely so I can narrow it down amongst the other 300 black roller bags.
Member since 23 Mar 2012
Total posts 67
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer - Chairmans Lounge
Member since 01 Sep 2011
Total posts 91
I've never taken them off and never been asked to do so either and I've had them since the start. On a side note, has anyone try to rip them off a bag, impossible right? I thought so. But an American Airlines handler managed to do so with my CL tag recently. Just the "knot" is left.
Member since 31 Mar 2014
Total posts 191
Was that just a subtle way to tell everyone you have CL access?
Member since 06 Nov 2016
Total posts 4
only one time had someone suggest I take them off - I never do anyway now,
Member since 25 Nov 2016
Total posts 14
Member since 04 Dec 2013
Total posts 65
No, anything but subtle!
Member since 31 Oct 2018
Total posts 1
Left my Q tag on the bag when checking in with Thai Airways.
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