QANTAS checking luggage through

By dwightwick | Feb 27, 2017, 05:02 PM

ABT brains trust. I am travelling PER > SYD with QF followed by SYD > DOH with QR in F. Arriving in SYD at 15:55 and departing at 21:25. My flights are booked on seperate tickets but i was hoping Qantas would check my bags all the way through when in check in in PER. Would they do this? or will I have to collect my baggage in SYD transfer across the INT. using the train and then wait for the QR desk to open? This is my first time flying F and I was hoping to maximise my time in the Qantas First Lounge.

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By John Phelan | Feb 27, 2017, 07:04 PM

Strictly speaking, as you are travelling on separate tickets, the new oneworld rules mean QF should NOT check you and bags all the way through. But you can always ask.

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By Serg | Feb 27, 2017, 07:35 PM
ABT brains trust. I am travelling PER > SYD with QF followed by SYD > DOH with QR in F. Arriving in SYD at 15:55 and departing at 21:25. My flights are booked on seperate tickets but i was hoping Qantas would check my bags all the way through when in check in in PER. Would they do this? or will I have to collect my baggage in SYD transfer across the INT. using the train and then wait for the QR desk to open? This is my first time flying F and I was hoping to maximise my time in the Qantas First Lounge.

It is 4+ hours in lounge! How much more do you need? And you have to change terminal anyway. So fail to see much of the problem. Though worth to ask anyway.

And out of curiosity - why the heck I would fly PER-SYD and then back if direct flight PER-DOH exist? Just to sit 5 hours in First Lounge? Seriously?
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By freshthoughts | Feb 27, 2017, 07:45 PM

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ABT brains trust. I am travelling PER > SYD with QF followed by SYD > DOH with QR in F. Arriving in SYD at 15:55 and departing at 21:25. My flights are booked on seperate tickets but i was hoping Qantas would check my bags all the way through when in check in in PER. Would they do this? or will I have to collect my baggage in SYD transfer across the INT. using the train and then wait for the QR desk to open? This is my first time flying F and I was hoping to maximise my time in the Qantas First Lounge.
 
to be fair there is no F out of perth on anything but EK
Qatar also only operates F out of Mel and Syd
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By dwightwick | Feb 27, 2017, 07:51 PM

Hi Serg - PER-DOH QR operate the 777 which only offers Y / J (older 2-2-2 product). I have the opportunity to fly F ex. SYD and having never flown F I have chosen to take the opportunity. Being QFF Gold I also have not had an opportunity to experience the Sydney F Lounge.

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By paclarke | Feb 27, 2017, 08:56 PM

John is correct, separate booking so the bags will need to collected at Sydney domestic. You will then need to check in for your QR flight, generally check in opens three hours prior to departure.

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By TheRealBabushka | Feb 27, 2017, 09:55 PM
ABT brains trust. I am travelling PER > SYD with QF followed by SYD > DOH with QR in F. Arriving in SYD at 15:55 and departing at 21:25. My flights are booked on seperate tickets but i was hoping Qantas would check my bags all the way through when in check in in PER. Would they do this? or will I have to collect my baggage in SYD transfer across the INT. using the train and then wait for the QR desk to open? This is my first time flying F and I was hoping to maximise my time in the Qantas First Lounge.

Strictly speaking, you won't be able to through check your bags but there is no harm asking. At least you have plenty of time to connect if QF PER cannot accommodate you.

I'm wondering if you're better off getting an Uber from SYD domestic to the International terminal, as opposed to the train?

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By Serg | Feb 28, 2017, 09:10 AM
Hi Serg - PER-DOH QR operate the 777 which only offers Y / J (older 2-2-2 product). I have the opportunity to fly F ex. SYD and having never flown F I have chosen to take the opportunity. Being QFF Gold I also have not had an opportunity to experience the Sydney F Lounge.

Whatever rocking your boat. I would not sit additional 8 hours in the sky just to experience First. No freaking way - business is good enough for me. If you have curiosity then yes, I flown First.
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By Theresnormissin | Feb 28, 2017, 12:00 PM

Personally If I was given the opportunity I would also fly the extra hours and spend time in transit to enjoy the full range of perks of First (on an airframe of my liking). It is his choice, so not the most helpful response there Serg.

I'm finding I have a similar issue regarding codeshare Qantas on Emirates metal regarding the 3 hour bag drop times, you can only ask nicely. Hell my mum managed to get Qantas to transfer her bags on to an Air Canada flight late last year!

In terms of transiting between the terminals a taxi will cost you roughly $17-20. Ubers at departing from the Sydney Domestic Terminal have to pay an access fee of $4 for an uberX and $8 for an UberBLACK. The fare estimate I just pulled off the app for an uberX was $15-$18, not sure if that included the access fee or not. The train is probably your quickest and cheapest option unless you are traveling with multiple heavy bags.

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By Serg | Feb 28, 2017, 03:22 PM
Personally If I was given the opportunity I would also fly the extra hours and spend time in transit to enjoy the full range of perks of First (on an airframe of my liking). It is his choice, so not the most helpful response there Serg.

I'm finding I have a similar issue regarding codeshare Qantas on Emirates metal regarding the 3 hour bag drop times, you can only ask nicely. Hell my mum managed to get Qantas to transfer her bags on to an Air Canada flight late last year!

In terms of transiting between the terminals a taxi will cost you roughly $17-20. Ubers at departing from the Sydney Domestic Terminal have to pay an access fee of $4 for an uberX and $8 for an UberBLACK. The fare estimate I just pulled off the app for an uberX was $15-$18, not sure if that included the access fee or not. The train is probably your quickest and cheapest option unless you are traveling with multiple heavy bags.
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I do not have any problem with yours or his approach. But for me flying First instead of Business is not enough incentive to make 8 hr detour and especially if it via Sydney where I avoiding domestic<->international transfer as a plague. Though I must admin that recent years it became only pain in the tail while before it was true and genuine pain in the a$$.
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By markpk | Feb 28, 2017, 04:36 PM

Not understanding the hate for the Sydney Domestic/International transfer - it's an air-conditioned bus and takes 4-5 mins (Qantas side anyway)...you don't even need to leave the terminal.

  • Brisbane - free bus or paid train - leave the terminal
  • Auckland - free bus or 10-15mins walk

Why would you spend money on a taxi or uber or train?
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By GregXL | Feb 28, 2017, 05:07 PM

I also have never understood the well voiced dislike for the Sydney transfer and found it was preferable to my experiences of waiting outdoors for the bus at Brisbane.  Just wondering if a QF int boarding pass is needed or is it also available if you arrived on QF and will transfer to another airline? 

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By Serg | Feb 28, 2017, 07:29 PM
Not understanding the hate for the Sydney Domestic/International transfer - it's an air-conditioned bus and takes 4-5 mins (Qantas side anyway)...you don't even need to leave the terminal.
  • Brisbane - free bus or paid train - leave the terminal
  • Auckland - free bus or 10-15mins walk

Why would you spend money on a taxi or uber or train?

Main pain in the butt is of course international-domestic transfer when you have to pass passport control, collect baggage, clear customs and then before catching air-conditioned bus to other terminal RECHECK BLOODY BAGGAGE AGAIN!!!!! . When some poor fellow must do it because they live far away from international airports I cannot get why QF forcing me, a Melbourian (second biggest city in the country!) going through such nightmare. Again, now it became better organized and more civilized, but just few years ago it was true and genuine nightmare. One day I managed to miss my domestic flight because I arrived too late. No worries - good Australian Qantas put you on another flight without any fuss. However you have to stay looooong time in loooooong queue to re-check. And in the morning some miracles happens: "Passengers arrived from Los Angeles by flight XXX and heading to Adelaide by flight YYY please move forward". Then "Passenger arrived from Hong Kong by flight AAA and flying to Hobart by flight BBB please move forward". Then .... You got the picture. I missed my bloody flight and thus they WILL NEVER call me. I was standing like 10-th person in the queue for MORE THAN AN HOUR watching how all happier pax "moving forward". I finished it with huge loud scandal calling supervisor and vigorously expressed my disgust with f####g Sydney airport and frankly quite a few pax that been in pretty much the same situation supported me.
In Melbourne for example such things never happens - take your bags, go upstairs and check at corresponding counter.
Why I dislike Sydney international-domestic transfer? Perhaps simply because I am Melbourian? LOL!!!!!
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By Fatherdamo | Feb 28, 2017, 08:08 PM

If one of your flights/tickets is a revenue ticket and the other is a points based booking then under qantas and one world rules your bags can be booked through as it's not possible to book a revenue  and points based flight with seperate one world partners under a single PNR

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By brinkers | Feb 28, 2017, 09:39 PM
If one of your flights/tickets is a revenue ticket and the other is a points based booking then under qantas and one world rules your bags can be booked through as it's not possible to book a revenue  and points based flight with seperate one world partners under a single PNR
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It's an exception that Qantas allows, but other airlines may not.
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By Fatherdamo | Feb 28, 2017, 10:04 PM

If one of your flights/tickets is a revenue ticket and the other is a points based booking then under qantas and one world rules your bags can be booked through as it's not possible to book a revenue  and points based flight with seperate one world partners under a single PNR

Last edited by Fatherdamo at Feb 28, 2017, 08.09 PM.



It's an exception that Qantas allows, but other airlines may not.

As his first flight is qf it definitely applies to his booking if he has a mixed revenue/redemption itinerary.Also as it's a oneworld rule it's supposed to be adhered to by all carriers but I agree it's compliance can vary and needs to be pointed out to check in agents often due to lack of awareness 

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