Q Tags are useless on domestic to international transfers

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Member since 26 Nov 2017

Total posts 2

Mum is P1 - She's had (literally) 50% luck with Q Tags (DOMESTIC!).

There seems to be an issue with BNE domestic.
Naturally - QF go head over heels to make it right - but still...

She flies to sydney to get her hair done (*rolls eyes*) - so its no big deal in the end.
Still an inconvenience.

She now has them tag it.
They still come out last in sydney?


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Aug 2014

Total posts 130

Fine from my end, and that of my travelling companions. I've flown DOZENS of times from MEL via SYD onto an international connection with my Q bag tags attached to multiple items of luggage. Never had an issue whatsoever.



Member since 18 Nov 2015

Total posts 113

I travel extensively overseas and have always just left them on my bags as name tag (on the back I've written my details with a permanent marker). They are strong tags, and despite lots of flights are still in very good condition.


Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 05 Jun 2017

Total posts 9

Aah, more predictable Qantas idiocy and unnecessarily frustrating stupidity. Why would anyone bother......?


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

My understanding is each tag has a unique ID that is only linked to a pax/booking when you check in on each flight.

If the tag is not checked in (eg. For an international ticket) then it should come up as null, and the system would normally keep looking for a bag tag barcode. No different if it first detects an old bag tag for example

Whether this all happens automatically or requires manual intervention more often than not is unknown


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Dec 2017

Total posts 1

I've been using them weekly since they were released and never had an issue. International has always originated in Melbourne or Sydney, but I've done dozens of NZ, US, UAE & UK runs with them.


Member since 12 Dec 2012

Total posts 295

I've seen a handful of Q Tags attached to bags arriving on baggage belts all over the world (even coming off flights that QF didn't operate).

I've never used mine. Haven't even taken them out of the case they came in.

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