Carry on bag weight rules implemented

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qticaw

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Member since 18 Oct 2017

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Have QF started weighing every carry bag? Had my bag weighed for the first time in years today boarding 566 PER-SYD. Staff said all the high tier FF had been written too. I’m P and have not seen anything.

We all know the weight rules just rarely see them enforced. Staff said something around new CASA regulations.
Has anyone had a similar experience or knows anything about the change in approach?

Racala

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Member since 22 May 2018

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I am also P and have flown business this week Bris/Syd return and Bris/melb return.. No checking and lots of people carrying on bags(multiple) which would have been well over any allowance figure.

djtech

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Member since 02 Sep 2018

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Flown BNE to MEl last week, no weighing and usual unproductive priority boarding. Luckily still plenty of overhead bin space, no stuffing hand luggage maniacs.

mspcooper

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Member since 09 May 2013

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New CASA rules is on fuel management, which now have to be declared as full emergency Mayday. So, QF may be watching fuel uptake vs weight on medium haul??? Obviously, i’m guessing.

John Phelan

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Member since 28 Oct 2011

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This seems to be happening at random. It's being done here and there, but certainly not across the board.

My main hope is that they are also using the bag sizer, as the size of the bags is much more important than the weight, in ensuring that there is sufficient space for everyone's carry-on.

John Phelan

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Member since 28 Oct 2011

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And no, they haven't written to QF status pax.

mviy

Member since 05 May 2016

Total posts 281

Checking for every flight would be too costly so random testing is the way they are going.


It’s more likely to be something they’d want to do for full flights where weight and overhead locker space is more of an issue.

patrickk

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Member since 19 Apr 2012

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That is why I get boarding pass in the lounge...no scales. I have had hand luggage weighed on and odd over the years. EK also does it from time to time.

Dredgy

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Member since 02 Apr 2017

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I usually fly overweight (big camera, so is usually waived) and I've been weighed before, but it isn't universal. In maybe 100 flights in the last year, my carry on has been weighed 3 times.

rckjiang

Member since 16 Jun 2017

Total posts 35

On QF653 atm, and any suspect bags are weighed and gate checked (if over limit)

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