QF and AA checked bags

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Member since 05 Jul 2017

Total posts 13

Hi, I have bags (unusually for me) to check between the USA and Australia. I’m on one (paid) Qantas ticket for the whole trip; to Aus via DFW.

First leg to DFW is AA then QF to Sydney.

Unusually, on the qantas website, the AA flight shows no baggage allowance and the QF flights shows the usual 2 checked bags for free.

Has anyone in this community seen such a thing before? Usually an international flight with one world connection gets you the domestic legs with the same baggage allowance as the international sector.

I know Qantas has been doing this on reward redemption tickets but I’ve not seen it on paid tickets before (albeit I don’t usually look as I don’t usually check bags). Is this a mistake on the QF website?

Any insights appreciated!

(Economy ticket, Plaitnum QF status)


Member since 04 May 2014

Total posts 23

The Qantas website is often inaccurate with displaying baggage allowances in my experience.

Chris C.

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,116

As Qantas is the 'most significant carrier' on that trip, the ticketed Qantas baggage allowance will apply to your entire journey from wherever you begin with AA prior to your connecting Qantas flight.

Under those rules, that may mean you can't take advantage of any higher baggage allowance on the basis of your Platinum status which may otherwise apply if checking-in directly with Qantas, but AA has its own higher allowances for Oneworld Emerald (Qantas Platinum) members anyway, so in short, you'll be fine!


Member since 05 Jul 2017

Total posts 13

Thanks folks - yes, it worked fine with bags checked and no difficulties.

I look forward to qantas fixing it’s website backend to get this stuff right! :-)

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