The flag carrier of Australia, Qantas is the world’s third oldest airline and one of its most prestigious. The airline was founded in 1920 and first started operating international passenger flights in 1935. From its hub at Sydney Airport, Qantas offers a diverse range of flight routes across five continents in addition to commanding 65% of the domestic flight market in Australia, embodying their slogan as The Spirit of Australia. The airline was one of the founding members of the Oneworld alliance and offers loyal passengers membership to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program.

*This information is correct as of January 2017

Why Fly with Qantas

How to Check in

Qantas allow travelers to check-in with ease and convenience online or by mobile, or do things the conventional way by checking in at the airport. The online check-in tool is open from 24 hours up to 1 hour before scheduled flight departure times, while those with baggage to check-in simply need to drop their bags at a designated counter rather than queueing. Be advised that any passengers with baggage to check-in are recommended to do so at least 30 minutes before domestic flights and 90 minutes before international flights. Those checking in at the airport are advised to do so at least 2 hours before international flights and 45 minutes before domestic flights.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

All passengers traveling with Qantas are entitled to check-in baggage free of charge, although allowances vary according to your destination. For international flights, Economy Class passengers can bring 30kg, while those in Premium Economy or Business can bring along 40kg. First Class passengers are afforded additional baggage allowances at 50kg. Members of the Qantas Club and frequent flyers are entitled to even more baggage depending on your level of membership. On domestic flights, Economy passengers can check-in 23kg, while those in Business Class are entitled to two items of baggage weighing a maximum of 32kg each. All excess baggage will be charged an additional fee which is payable at the airport.


Qantas flights offer Economy and Business Class seating as well as First Class service on international flights. Passengers are able to select a seat before flying and also have the option to purchase seats with extra legroom in order to fly in comfort. The prices of extra legroom seats differ according to your destination - on flights to and from Dubai, extra legroom seats will cost 250AED*, while on long-haul flights to places such as London or New York the price is 500AED*.

* These prices are converted from AUD to AED and correct as of January 2017. Always check with the airline for the most up-to-date price conversion.

On Board Amenities

All passengers on board Qantas flights are served up a complimentary meal or snack depending on the length of the flight. As well as an extensive selection of audio and video entertainment for all cabin classes, those in Business and First Class can enjoy luxurious features such as reclining seats and a premium menu.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.