QANTAS checking luggage through

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Fatherdamo

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Feb 2017

Total posts 10

If one of your flights/tickets is a revenue ticket and the other is a points based booking then under qantas and one world rules your bags can be booked through as it's not possible to book a revenue  and points based flight with seperate one world partners under a single PNR

Last edited by Fatherdamo at Feb 28, 2017, 08.09 PM.



It's an exception that Qantas allows, but other airlines may not.

As his first flight is qf it definitely applies to his booking if he has a mixed revenue/redemption itinerary.Also as it's a oneworld rule it's supposed to be adhered to by all carriers but I agree it's compliance can vary and needs to be pointed out to check in agents often due to lack of awareness 

Last editedby Fatherdamo at Feb 28, 2017, 10:19 PM.

dwightwick

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Sep 2014

Total posts 21

Fatherdamo, you are correct - QF ticket is paid, whislt QR flights are redemption. Thanks for the help!

markpk

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Nov 2013

Total posts 449

Not understanding the hate for the Sydney Domestic/International transfer - it's an air-conditioned bus and takes 4-5 mins (Qantas side anyway)...you don't even need to leave the terminal.
  • Brisbane - free bus or paid train - leave the terminal
  • Auckland - free bus or 10-15mins walk

Why would you spend money on a taxi or uber or train?

Main pain in the butt is of course international-domestic transfer when you have to pass passport control, collect baggage, clear customs and then before catching air-conditioned bus to other terminal RECHECK BLOODY BAGGAGE AGAIN!!!!! . When some poor fellow must do it because they live far away from international airports I cannot get why QF forcing me, a Melbourian (second biggest city in the country!) going through such nightmare. Again, now it became better organized and more civilized, but just few years ago it was true and genuine nightmare. One day I managed to miss my domestic flight because I arrived too late. No worries - good Australian Qantas put you on another flight without any fuss. However you have to stay looooong time in loooooong queue to re-check. And in the morning some miracles happens: "Passengers arrived from Los Angeles by flight XXX and heading to Adelaide by flight YYY please move forward". Then "Passenger arrived from Hong Kong by flight AAA and flying to Hobart by flight BBB please move forward". Then .... You got the picture. I missed my bloody flight and thus they WILL NEVER call me. I was standing like 10-th person in the queue for MORE THAN AN HOUR watching how all happier pax "moving forward". I finished it with huge loud scandal calling supervisor and vigorously expressed my disgust with f####g Sydney airport and frankly quite a few pax that been in pretty much the same situation supported me.
In Melbourne for example such things never happens - take your bags, go upstairs and check at corresponding counter.
Why I dislike Sydney international-domestic transfer? Perhaps simply because I am Melbourian? LOL!!!!!

Serg,
What's the point of your rant? You were delayed, you possibly missed a connection? So what...Most of the world's major/important airports have multi-terminals with varying degrees of interconnection - some have buses, some have monorail, some have trains, some even have slot machines in the terminal so you can gamble away your boredom! 

Sydney is no better or worse than HKG, JFK, LAS, SFO, LHR, ORD etc. Issues happen every day. Its part of the fun of travel...Maybe stick to the smaller, secondary airports like Melbourne, where as you noted you can just stroll upstairs and recheck your bags...



Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

Not understanding the hate for the Sydney Domestic/International transfer - it's an air-conditioned bus and takes 4-5 mins (Qantas side anyway)...you don't even need to leave the terminal.
  • Brisbane - free bus or paid train - leave the terminal
  • Auckland - free bus or 10-15mins walk

Why would you spend money on a taxi or uber or train?

Main pain in the butt is of course international-domestic transfer when you have to pass passport control, collect baggage, clear customs and then before catching air-conditioned bus to other terminal RECHECK BLOODY BAGGAGE AGAIN!!!!! . When some poor fellow must do it because they live far away from international airports I cannot get why QF forcing me, a Melbourian (second biggest city in the country!) going through such nightmare. Again, now it became better organized and more civilized, but just few years ago it was true and genuine nightmare. One day I managed to miss my domestic flight because I arrived too late. No worries - good Australian Qantas put you on another flight without any fuss. However you have to stay looooong time in loooooong queue to re-check. And in the morning some miracles happens: "Passengers arrived from Los Angeles by flight XXX and heading to Adelaide by flight YYY please move forward". Then "Passenger arrived from Hong Kong by flight AAA and flying to Hobart by flight BBB please move forward". Then .... You got the picture. I missed my bloody flight and thus they WILL NEVER call me. I was standing like 10-th person in the queue for MORE THAN AN HOUR watching how all happier pax "moving forward". I finished it with huge loud scandal calling supervisor and vigorously expressed my disgust with f####g Sydney airport and frankly quite a few pax that been in pretty much the same situation supported me.
In Melbourne for example such things never happens - take your bags, go upstairs and check at corresponding counter.
Why I dislike Sydney international-domestic transfer? Perhaps simply because I am Melbourian? LOL!!!!!

Serg,
What's the point of your rant? You were delayed, you possibly missed a connection? So what...Most of the world's major/important airports have multi-terminals with varying degrees of interconnection - some have buses, some have monorail, some have trains, some even have slot machines in the terminal so you can gamble away your boredom! 

Sydney is no better or worse than HKG, JFK, LAS, SFO, LHR, ORD etc. Issues happen every day. Its part of the fun of travel...Maybe stick to the smaller, secondary airports like Melbourne, where as you noted you can just stroll upstairs and recheck your bags...





Oh, mate, I could not even describe to you how much I prefer our "smaller, secondary" airport to "primary" but incredibly ugly one in Sydney! And I am solely missing old good days when our airport was twice smaller (may be    tertiary? or even quaternary? how I could ever fly from such miserable airport????) but many times nicer and welcoming. And FWIW I strongly prefer Melbourne to Sydney as a whole.

BTW my "rant" was an answer to two previous posts when they ask why people dislike Sydney airport. You may be happy with such "fun of travel" and deliberately buy tickets via Sydney even if direct flight exist from Brisbane, who knows? Though in my books it called "masochism".

Cheers

BillWat

Skywards

Member since 06 Apr 2013

Total posts 1

Don't expect anything special from this airline. We gave them up a decade ago. 

Tested the waters again this week and we were very unimpressed. 
We'll take our 6 figure account back to our favorite airline. 
Traveling first and they won't go the extra mile (a pretty short mile I would have thought)???
There are plenty of good airlines out there, unfortunately not our national one. 


kimshep

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Oct 2014

Total posts 386


For me, questions about the effectiveness of 'transit' in SYD/MEL transfers or single/combined tickets skirt the point entirely.

Really, this issue is one that harks back to BA's poor OW planning and policy decisions, which fortunately some OW carriers (JL, QR etc) are choosing to ignore - as they should - and some (such as QF & AA) meekly comply with, without question. Coherency of policy is the key - and this is missing in spades.

Forgetting OW 'policy' and even FF 'tiering', if I were travelling J domestic and transferring to F internationally, I would expect and demand some better consideration and convenience for the passenger. These are 'high value' passengers and the BA-inspired policy completely ignores and abrogates the heavily promoted 'seamless' oneworld travel policy. A huge FAIL in my opinion - and one that places front-line staff in a somewhat invidious position, let alone the negative impression that the customer or passenger is left with.

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