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TOFF

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Olgreg

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He's no Hercules either. Felt quite ashamed as I lumbered over and accepted his happy, smiling service. Harigato gozaimasu sounded insufficient.
 
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MikeM

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Be aware QANTAS are changing their baggage allowances again for travel after March 31st 2013

http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines...er-destinations

http://www.smh.com.au/business/qantas-frequent-flyers-face-raft-of-changes-20130212-2eaar.html

In summary, baggage allowance will be back to weight based not item based.

Good news for economy, you now get 30kgs over multiple bags.
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Other classes get reduced.

I believe this is to align them with Emirates. Crazy to have all these changes so close together, very confusing for customers.
 
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surfie_guy1

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Still unhappy about this partnership.

To illustrate how silly things are, I looked at booking the exact trip on the same day via the Emirates and Qantas websites. Same flights etc, but with a different flight number.

Qantas was $200 more than Emirates. Now I presume that's due to taxes but not sure. Don't think it's gonna help Qantas with their bookings once people figure that out?
 

surfie_guy1

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Also note the change in bag dimensions allowable.

Total maximum dimensions for 1 single piece is 158cm. Anyone with skis or a snowboard is screwed!
 

travelislife

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surfie_guy1 said:
Still unhappy about this partnership.

To illustrate how silly things are, I looked at booking the exact trip on the same day via the Emirates and Qantas websites. Same flights etc, but with a different flight number.

Qantas was $200 more than Emirates. Now I presume that's due to taxes but not sure. Don't think it's gonna help Qantas with their bookings once people figure that out?

Not taxes. All the government taxes are the same for all the airlines. It is purely that Qantas thinks it can sell the QF coded flight for more, ie. Australia consumers are willing to pay more to book their flights through QF. This is a common thing with codeshares around the world, each airline prices the flight how they want to price it and on the available seats they have been allocated. It also creates the situation where the flight might be sold out on Qantas' site but you might still be able to get seats through the EK code, etc.
 
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travelislife said:
surfie_guy1 said:
Still unhappy about this partnership.

To illustrate how silly things are, I looked at booking the exact trip on the same day via the Emirates and Qantas websites. Same flights etc, but with a different flight number.

Qantas was $200 more than Emirates. Now I presume that's due to taxes but not sure. Don't think it's gonna help Qantas with their bookings once people figure that out?

Not taxes. All the government taxes are the same for all the airlines. It is purely that Qantas thinks it can sell the QF coded flight for more, ie. Australia consumers are willing to pay more to book their flights through QF. This is a common thing with codeshares around the world, each airline prices the flight how they want to price it and on the available seats they have been allocated. It also creates the situation where the flight might be sold out on Qantas' site but you might still be able to get seats through the EK code, etc.
Not taxes (or food) but fuel charges. eg MEL-SIN QF (YQ + YR) = $205.00, EK (YQ) = $30.40
 
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Born2ski

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surfie_guy1 said:
Still unhappy about this partnership.

To illustrate how silly things are, I looked at booking the exact trip on the same day via the Emirates and Qantas websites. Same flights etc, but with a different flight number.

Qantas was $200 more than Emirates. Now I presume that's due to taxes but not sure. Don't think it's gonna help Qantas with their bookings once people figure that out?

Nothing new about that, Qantas has been doing it for years. For example Qantas use to do a Qantas/Air France code share flight to Paris. If you booked through Air France you'd often save yourself a few hundred per passenger.
 
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surfie_guy1

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FWIW I'd pay more to fly on Emirates. Simply in a different league compared with Qantas. They need to realise this.
 

johnski

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Emirates is in a different inferior league on its 777s in economy, one of few airlines in the world to squeeze an extra seat in instead of 3 3 3 they are 3 4 3 very narrow aisles and narrower seats than qantas, I was excited at first until I found out from perth to Dubai it is only emirates 777s planes no qantas planes would like to see qantas explain how this is better for customers.
 

travelislife

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Yeah the 10 across in the 777s sucks and the 777s don't have flat business class seats either, so I wouldn't say Emirates are in another league to Qantas. Where they are in another league is they actually fly to places people want to go to without having to go to Sydney!
 

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I've flown once on Emirates to Europe, their A340 was like torture but then the 777 was great. They don't use A340s any more to Oz however.

Been on Etihad the last couple of years and am v happy with them, booked again for next month.
 

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Can anyone shed some light on the baggage limits for flights booked after the changes in February this year to Europe?

Prior to the changes it was stipulated you get one piece. Now it is as follows;


Travel Class/Membership Status Allowance
Economy 30kg (66lb)
Exceptions:
2 pieces at 23kg (50lb) each on QF4021/4022/4023/4024/4025/4026 between Singapore-Narita and Singapore-Haneda
1 piece at 23kg (50lb) on QF3874/3875 between Singapore-Helsinki


It doesn't really state how many pieces under the new rules. I've read sporting equipment is counted as one piece of checked luggage. My assumption is I can split my 33kg's between my checked backpack and snowboard bag. Has anyone had experience with this?
 

Heinz

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Sorry can't help much there. No simple answer any more.
The way airlines have fiddled with their baggage policies in recent years has really pissed me off. Used to be easy (have mentioned this in other threads). Now before each trip I have to carefully try and interpret the various airlines rules on their websites along with any special allowances for ski gear, give up, have to email/phone them for clarification and make sure I printed off the response.

Don't know about Qantas, but this year Lufthansa & Singapore economy still allowed 1 piece plus a ski bag free as long as it was under 23kg. Air New Zealand on the other hand slug you for the extra piece regardless.
 
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