Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 25 Nov 2016
Total posts 93
I've seen healthy passengers expect the flight attendants to put their bags up in the bins like they were their personal butlers/maids. Flight Attendants; Don't do it. leave it on the floor until they do it.
Member since 09 Jan 2013
Total posts 15
Member since 13 Jan 2017
Total posts 17
BTY: By comparison VA's limit is 7kg total across all carryon items (1/2 that of QF).
Vietnam Airlines - Golden Lotus Plus
Member since 16 Nov 2018
Total posts 1
Nothing surprising here. Why would anybody even bother with Qantas any more. Caught a business class Melbourne to Perth last week, less than anything special. Went to sleep after waiting over an hour for their interpretation of breakfast, got offered a glass of slimy looking green juice. Nowhere near good enough for a 2k flight. Lost me permanently
Member since 21 Jul 2016
Total posts 25
I remember the old days in the UK when it was 10 kg accross the board. What's changed?
Member since 01 Apr 2017
Total posts 2
Member since 04 May 2018
Total posts 42
Why the 7kg limit, except its the same around most of Australasia so maybe to conform with competitors?
Originally Posted by Geoffair
Is there any logic for a 7kg (per bag) limit?
There's a financial logic. And there's a policy logic. And perhaps an OH&S for crew logic. There's not much of a safety logic.
More carry-on injuries occur from lighter objects that are far more prone to moving around and falling out of bins. Sure, a 7kg allowed size bag has to be lifted but pax who can safely do that can generally safely lift a 10kg bag as well.
As a full service carrier with checked baggage allowed on every ticket, it's not really been much of an issue for Qantas. They have for as long as I can remember cared more about the size and number of carry-ons but not so much about their weight.
This issue seems to be about something else - pivot bins? But if a 4 bag drop-down pivot bin has a load limit of 50kg then that's what should be OK for crew to operate from an OH&S aspect. And that's an average of 12.5kg per bag.
I weigh my allowed maximum size carry-on all the time. And even when stuffed to bursting and including a couple of bottles of wine (allowed domestically), it's hard to get to 11kg. Approaching 10kg is more usual when it's completely stuffed full. I always carry a small bag inside my carry-on so I can easily change to 2 x bags, each then much less than the allowed 7kg, if necessary.
And of course, on Jetstar, 10kg was allowed for years. And now still is for an extra fee. So how could it be safety related?
Member since 18 Nov 2018
I have no problem with the enforcement of carry on allowances however it needs to be consistent. I was asked to check my 10 kgs bag whilst next to me someone was allowed through with a laptop bag, medium backpack and small carry on suitcase on rollers. The gentleman did not get weighed. Unrelated to this my bag was lost but it seems a little odd to have two passengers check in side by side with totally different outcomes. Either relax on it or enforce it but be consistent.
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