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Qantas is the flag carrier of Australia and is Australia's largest airline with its hub airport at Sydney Airport. The airline also owns the low-cost airline Jetstar, which operates both domestic and international services. It also owns QantasLink and Eastern Australia Airlines, these two airlines mainly operate domestic routes for Qantas. Qantas is a founding member of the Oneworld airline alliance and has codeshare agreements with Aircalin, Air China, Air NiuginiAirnorth, Alaska Airlines, Alitalia, Asiana Airlines, Bangkok Airways, China Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Solomon Airlines and many others.

Are you looking to make booking Qantas flights much more affordable? Here at Alternative Airlines, we offer the option to book now and pay later. Please take a look at our guide to Qantas payment plan options to find out more.

Baggage Policy

Qantas Airways has different rules for its carry-on and checked baggage policy. All classes have varying weight and dimension allowances.

Carry-on Baggage

Australian Domestic Flight carry-on baggage (excluding Dash 8 services). All classes have a weight allowance of 14kg in total but not exceeding 10kg per item on international and domestic flights. On Dash 8 domestic services, passengers are entitled to one hand luggage weighing less than or equal to 7kg.

Please speak to our dedicated customer service team at Alternative Airlines or visit the Qantas website for more information.

Checked Baggage

The weight restrictions for checked baggage vary depending on the cabin class or fare type you have booked with Qantas.

For international flights (excluding North and South America):

Economy: 30kg (66lbs)

Premium Economy: 40kg (88lbs)

Business: 40kg (88lbs)

First: 50kg (110lbs)

For international flights (including North and South America):

Economy: 2 x 23kg (50lbs) each

Premium Economy: 2 x 23kg (50lbs) each

Business: 3 x 32kg (70lbs) each

First: 3 x 32kg (70lbs) each

For domestic flights:

Economy: 1 x 23kg (50lbs)

Business: 2 x 32kg (70lbs) each

Cabin Classes

Qantas has 4 classes: Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First. Each class has its own benefits and in-flight facilities.

Economy Class

Qantas Economy class is comfortable for passengers flying international, domestic and trans-Tasman flights.

Economy Class Facilities

Qantas Economy Class facilities will make you feel comfortable on your journeys, with a range including premium dining, refreshments, award-winning in-flight entertainments and reclining seats.

International Economy Class Facilities

Inflight services have been recently updated with refreshed cabin interiors, entertainment, seating and meals. Travel kits are also included on selected flights. The inflight dining includes snacks, a wine bar and great meal service.

Trans-Tasman Economy Class Facilities

Economy Class flights between Australia and New Zealand can enjoy a range of delights including ergonomically designed seats and inflight entertainment.

Domestic Economy Class Facilities

Inflight entertainment, Qantas magazine and lounge access for Frequent Flyer members.

Economy Class Seating

Seating is comfortable and spacious in Qantas' Economy Class and you can also select a preferred seat in advance for a charge. Extra legroom can also be requested for an additional charge.

Seating on A380s, A330s and B747s have been upgraded with softer cushioning, netted footrest and more legroom for longer journeys.

Premium Economy

Passengers in Qantas' Premium Economy class have a separate, dedicated check-in counter as well as priority boarding.

Premium Economy Facilities

As soon as you're on board your flight, you'll be treated to a glass of complimentary sparkling wine, cocktail or juice. Enjoy a contemporary and diverse menu designed by Neil Perry and choose from an award-winning selection of wines.

What are Premium Economy seats like?

Your Premium Economy seat on board your Qantas flight is ergonomically designed for your comfort with a multiway adjustable headrest. Not forgetting that you'll have to chance to stretch out with generous legroom and a supportive footrest.

Business Class

Qantas Business Class flights are flights operated by Qantas that offer a variety of luxury services during your time at the airport and on-board flights. The special services in the Business Suite aren't available in the Premium Economy or Economy Class. Travelling in Business Class with Qantas means that you can enjoy award-winning Business lounges at the airport, top-quality meal options and entertainment. Qantas Business class gives customers greater room to relax and work onboard. From excellent customer service to world-class fine dining, Qantas Business Class passengers can expect a wonderful flight experience from check-in to landing.

Business Class Facilities

Business Class passengers with Qantas can check in through priority counters with dedicated boarding lanes and disembarkation access. Enjoy a break from the busy airport floor in one of Qantas' award-winning Business Class lounges.

Priority Check-In & Baggage

When flying in Business Class with Qantas you'll be entitled to a number of priority services including priority check-in desks, a dedicated boarding lane and disembarkation access. Qantas Business Class passengers are allowed to bring 2 x pieces of checked baggage up to 32kg (70lb) each. Please note that this may vary depending on the destination which you are flying to/from.

Airport Lounge Access

The Qantas Business Lounges provide a chic, serene, and peaceful setting for those looking to work or relax before takeoff. Enjoy a variety of delicious treats, and snacks. Drinks available in Qantas Business Lounges include premium wines, spirits, non-alcoholic beverages, barista coffee and more. WiFi, USB and charging ports, wireless printing, and other forms of entertainment will be available. You'll even have the chance to freshen up with shower amenities.

In-flight Entertainment

In-flight entertainment is available on domestic and international business-class flights. Stream the latest movies, TV shows, music, podcasts, audiobooks and more.

Food and Beverages

The meals available when flying with Qantas in Business Class will depend on the duration of your flight journey. During international flights, you'll get to choose from a variety of locally sourced seasonal dishes. At any point during your flight, you'll be allowed to request a selection of light-style dishes. Feeling peckish? Head over to the in-flight bar and pick from a number of snacks. On-board Qantas Business Class flights are the 'Sommeliers in the Sky', who are keen to assist you with any type of wine service.

What are Business Class seats like?

Qantas Business Class offers modern comfort on every A330 and B787-9 aircraft. In the Qantas business suite, you'll have plenty of space and privacy. and the innovative seats allow you to recline and adjust your seat to your liking to ensure your journey is as comfortable as possible. Business class passengers will be offered a 100% cotton duvet and mattress in every seat, as well as a European-style cushion, or you can continue to use your table for as long as you want.

First Class

Enjoy your flight in the utmost luxury with Qantas.

First Class Facilities

Relax in one of the airline's stylish lounges before taking off. Enjoy a breakfast buffet, hot snacks service or complimentary bar service available from midday. Passengers will also be provided with a luxurious amenity kit once onboard which was exclusively designed by Martin Grant. The kit contains Aurora Spa socks, an eye mask, a dental kit, earplugs and deodorant.

What are First Class seats like?

Stretch out and relax in your expansive personal suite with everything you could ever need within arm's reach. Find controls to adjust your armrest, seat, lighting, window shades and more. When it's time to go to sleep, you'll be treated to a personal bedding down service as your seat is turned into a luxurious bedroom with a fully-flat bed, Sheridan bedding, a choice of pillows from the pillow menu and a memory foam mattress.

Wi-Fi

Brand new in 2019, Qantas WIFI is available on a number of domestic flights, giving passengers access to everything online while thousands of feet in the air. WIFI will be available on over 80 different Boeing B737s and Airbus A330 aircraft. The airline asks that you keep airplane mode on and your phone on silent when using WIFI — if you'd like a pair of earphones, just ask one of the Qantas flight attendants and they'll be happy to help!

Qantas Wi-Fi Price

Qantas WIFI is available for free on all Qantas flights. Simply find the 'Qantas Free Wi-Fi' network on your electronic device, go to the Qantas WIFI web page (wifi.qantas.com), enter your personal details and start browsing the web!

Food & Drink

Qantas provides a range of meals and refreshments as well as a choice of snacks and drinks that can be purchased from the in-flight menu. Depending on the duration of your Qantas flight, meals may or may not be offered.

Meal Options

Qantas provide meals or refreshments on every flight, but what is offered will depend on the route flying.

Passengers flying domestically in economy are offered fresh meals, from breakfast boxes, tempting snacks and hot or cold dinner packs. Business passengers travelling domestically are offered choice of entrees and mains for their meals, made from seasonal ingredients.

International passengers travelling in First class are treated to five star dining with locally sourced ingredients. Available means include main meals, small plates or tasting menus. Business class passengers are given the option of three course meals, or something lighter to suit your dietary preferences. There is cabin crew service or passengers can help themselves at the inflight bar. Premium economy and economy passengers can choose from snack selections throughout their flight with a continuous service.

Alternatively, passengers flying internationally in Business, Premium Economy and Economy can select their meals prior to flying, by visiting the Qantas website.

Special Dietary Requirements

Passengers can request meals to suit their special dietary needs on the Qantas website, on manage your booking tab.

These must be requested at least 24 hours before departing, except for Kosher meals which must be requested 36 hours before. The following is a list of all the special meals available from Qantas:

  • Diabetic meal
  • Child’s meal
  • Fruit Platter meal
  • Gluten-free meal
  • Hindu meal
  • Infant (0-11 months) meal
  • Infant (12-23 months) meal
  • Kosher meal
  • Muslim(Halal) meal
  • Vegetarian (Asian Indian style) meal
  • Vegetarian (Lacto Ovo) meal
  • Vegetarian (Strict Indian) meal
  • Vegan meal

Drinks & Alcohol

When flying domestically in economy class, passengers are given complimentary soft drinks (on selected flights), with wines and beers available to purchase. Business passengers on domestic routes are given complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including premium wines.

On international routes, first and business class passengers can enjoy complimentary drinks including award-winning champagnes, cocktails and juices, alongside the usual drinks service which is available to all classes of passengers.

Frequent Flyer Program

Qantas operates a frequent flyer program that rewards customer loyalty. Find out how you can earn and use Qantas Points.

Qantas Frequent Flyer

Qantas operates a frequent flyer program aimed at rewarding customer loyalty with Qantas points. Points are accrued based on distance flown, with bonuses that vary by travel class. Points can also be earned on other Oneworld airlines as well as through other non-airline partners. Points can be redeemed for flights or upgrades on flights operated by Qantas, Oneworld airlines, and other partners such as Airnorth.

The Qantas Club is the airline lounge for Qantas with airport locations around Australia and the world and offers membership by paid subscription (one year, two years or four years) or by the achievement of Gold or Platinum frequent flyer status. Benefits of membership include lounge access, priority check-in, priority luggage handling and increased luggage allowances. Additionally, Qantas operates dedicated International first-class lounges in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland and Los Angeles. Learn more about the best frequent flyer programs with the Alternative Airlines blog.

Airline Alliance

Qantas is a part of the Oneworld Alliance - a network of major global airlines.

Oneworld Alliance

The Oneworld alliance is a leading global airline network, with 15 member airlines. Oneworld alliance was founded and now consists of member airlines such as Cathay Pacific, Finnair, LATAM, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, SriLankan Airlines, Iberia, British Airways, American Airlines and many others. The Oneworld alliance covers more than a thousand destinations in 155 countries.

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Destinations that Qantas flies to

Qantas flies to many destinations including Santiago de Chile, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Denpasar, Jakarta, Osaka, Tokyo, Noumea, Singapore, Manila, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, London and many others.

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Each of the airlines below fly similar routes to Qantas, operating flights across Europe, Asia and Oceania.

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Seat Selection

With Alternative Airlines, customers can see seat availability and choose their preferred place on the plane while making their reservation. We let customers check their seating options when making a Qantas booking. So whether you like sitting by the window or getting extra legroom, we let you find the perfect Qantas seat for you! Find out how to book your seats.

Fleet

Qantas' fleet consists of A330s, A380s, B737s, B747s and B787s. The airline currently has orders for A220s, A321XLRs, A350s and more B787s.

Hub Airports

Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport is the major airport serving Sydney and is the hub airport for Qantas, Jetstar Airways, Alt AirRegional Express Airlines, Virgin Australia and Tigerair Australia. Other airlines which fly to and from this airport include EmiratesEtihad AirwaysGaruda IndonesiaFiji AirwaysHainan AirlinesJapan AirlinesJetstar AirwaysSamoa Airways and many others.

Fully equipped with restaurants, airport lounges, a prayer room and a great selection of shops, Sydney Airport is one of the most up-to-date and impressive airports in Oceania.

Adelaide Airport

The airline also has a hub at Adelaide Airport (ADL), which is also the hub for Cobham Aviation Services, Alliance Airlines, Qantas, and Regional Express Airlines. The airport is the principal airport of Adelaide and the fifth-busiest airport in Australia. It served 8.5 million passengers in 2019.

Buy Qantas Flights with Apple Pay

Apple Pay is a secure, convenient payment method that you can use to quickly pay for your flights on our site, no matter when or where you're flying to.

At Alternative Airlines, we make searching for and paying for your Qantas flights with Apple Pay easy and hassle-free. You can search for your flights to any destination of your choice, pick the Qantas flights that are most suitable for you and select Apple Pay as your preferred payment method at checkout. For a secure transaction, all you need to do is enter your Apple passcode, use Face ID or use fingerprint recognition.

Thinking about spreading the cost of your Qantas flights over time? With Apple Pay Later, you can split the cost of your Qantas tickets into smaller payments to be paid back over time.

For more information on buying Qantas flights with Apple Pay, please take a look at our FAQs below.

Book Qantas Tickets & Pay With PayPal

Are you looking to buy Qantas flights and pay using PayPal? Well, you'll be pleased to hear that when you book through Alternative Airlines you can easily book your next flight with Qantas and pay with PayPal. Other than Qantas, you can also book flights with any of the 600+ airlines we ticket on our site and pay using PayPal. There are absolutely no restrictions to buying Qantas flights with PayPal!

Take a look at the FAQs below for more information on buying Qantas flights with PayPal.

Buy Qantas Last Minute Flights

If you'd like to book last-minute flights with Qantas, you can do so with Alternative Airlines. Our step-by-step guide below will show you how to use our search form and apply filters to find the perfect last-minute Qantas flight for you.

At Alternative Airlines, our e-tickets are sent to you immediately or within 2 hours via email. Please note that in some cases, when booking last-minute flights, it may take up to 24 hours for you to receive your e-ticket.

Popular last-minute flight routes with Qantas

Qantas is the flag carrier of Australia operating scheduled flights to over 85 destinations including cities in Australia, Europe, Asia and the Americas. Below are some of the most popular last-minute Qantas routes:

  • Sydney ✈ to Perth
  • Bangkok ✈ to Sydney
  • Melbourne ✈ to Los Angeles
  • London ✈ to Singapore

For more information on booking last-minute flights with Qantas, take a look at our FAQs below.

Buy Qantas Flights and Pay Over Time

Spread the cost of Qantas flight tickets with Affirm or Afterpay with Alternative Airlines. It's easy to do and can be done at the point of the transaction when buying your Qantas tickets through Alternative Airlines.

Frequently asked questions

How to earn Qantas points?

In order to earn and use Qantas points, you must become a Qantas Frequent Flyer. Further points can be earned through flights, Qantas Hotels, Qantas Activities and rental cars.

Points are easy to earn, with no extra effort needed. Some fun ways to boost those Qantas points include booking a round of golf through Qantas Golf Club or simply booking an Airbnb via Qantas Hotels.

Do my Qantas Points expire?

Qantas Points won't expire as long as the points are still being earned or used once every 18 months through the frequent flyer programme. If the points end up becoming expired then you'll still remain a member of the frequent flyer program.

How many planes does Qantas have?

Currently, Qantas has a fleet of over 120 aircraft. This fleet consists of Airbus, Boeing and B787-9 Dreamliner. They also lease a handful of Embraer E 190 jets from Alliance Airlines, a fellow Australian airline.

Can I book multi-city flights with Qantas?

Yes! You can book multi-city Qantas flights right here at Alternative Airlines. Multi-city flights with Qantas are usually departing from or arriving at cities in Asia and Oceania, as well as select cities in North America and Europe. For example, you can book a multi-city flight from Hong Kong to Sydney to Los Angeles and spend as long as you need to (days or weeks) in each of these cities!

Can I pay for Qantas flights with Apple Pay?

Of course! You can search for and book your flights with Qantas through Alternative Airlines and then select Apple Pay as a payment method at checkout to secure your flights. You can use Apple Pay to pay for ANY Qantas flight, as well as with any flights offered by the 600+ airlines we ticket on our site.

Neither your destination nor your travel dates matter - Apple Pay will be available as a payment method at checkout for ANY Qantas flight at Alternative Airlines. All you'll need is an existing Apple account.

Why should I use Alternative Airlines to buy Qantas flights using Apple Pay?

Alternative Airlines is one of the only travel sites where you can book your Qantas flights and use Apple Pay as your preferred payment method. With Apple Pay, you can securely pay for ANY flight offered by Qantas or the 600+ other airlines we ticket. This means that if you come across a flight that's more suitable for you than what Qantas offers, you'll still be able to use Apple Pay to pay for those flights at Alternative Airlines. You can even pay for your Qantas flights in ANY of the currencies that Apple Pay accepts.

Can I use Apple Pay to pay for flights on Qantas' official site?

Yes, you are able to use Apple Pay as a payment method on Qantas' official website, however, this is only available for certain flights. At Alternative Airlines, you can use Apple Pay to securely pay for ANY flight with Qantas, no matter where or when you're flying.

How to buy Qantas flights with Apple Pay?

  1. Find our search form at the top of the page and fill in your search details, including your departure/arrival airports, travel dates, number of passengers and fare type. Click 'Search Flights' to proceed.
  2. After the search results have loaded, you can see all available flights based on your search. To only see Qantas flights, you can use the Airline filter. Select the flight that's most suitable for you and confirm your selection to proceed.
  3. Scroll down to the payment methods section and select 'Other Payment Options'. Select Apple Pay and scroll down to confirm your payment.
  4. Click the Apple Pay checkout button. Pick the payment card you want Apple Pay to use to pay for your Qantas flights. Follow the instructions provided - you should then be prompted to authenticate your booking by entering your Apple passcode or by using Face ID/fingerprint recognition. Once Apple Pay has confirmed your identity, your Qantas booking will be confirmed and we'll send you your e-tickets within minutes!

Where can I book Qantas Business Class flights?

At Alternative Airlines, of course! Using the search tool at the top of the page, you can easily book your Qantas Business Class flights on our site. When entering the total number of people travelling, be sure to choose "Business Class" as your preferred cabin class. Based on the information you entered in the search criteria, select the Qantas flight that's ideal for you.

If you're having trouble booking Qantas Business Class flights, just follow our step-by-step guide from above.

How much does Qantas Business Class cost?

The price of your Qantas Business Class flight ticket will vary depending on the destination which you're flying to/from and the dates you're planning to fly. Please note that Business Class flights are more expensive compared to an Economy/Premium Economy ticket. So, if you're looking for cheap Qantas flights, we advise flying in Economy. The reason that Qantas charge higher prices in business class is due to the fact that you'll be offered better quality amenities both at the airport and on board.

With the help of our Buy Now Pay Later payment options, you can spread the cost of your Qantas Business Class flight ticket into easy and manageable instalments.

Why should I use Alternative Airlines to buy Qantas flights using PayPal?

When you make a booking with Alternative Airlines, you can safely and securely purchase flights with Qantas by choosing PayPal or PayPal Credit at the checkout. Many of our customers love using PayPal as a form of payment. On our website, you can book flights with ANY of the 600+ airlines and pay with PayPal. This includes flights on Qantas. Booking a flight with PayPal has never been so simple thanks to Alternative Airlines!

Did you know you can spread the cost of your Qantas flight with PayPal Credit? With PayPal Credit, you can easily book your next vacation without worrying about paying for your flight all at once.

Can I pay for Qantas flights with PayPal?

Absolutely! Booking Qantas flights using PayPal is really easy! PayPal is a customer favourite at Alternative Airlines. When you make a reservation through Alternative Airlines you can buy flights with Qantas and any of the 600+ airlines we offer on our site and pay with PayPal. In order to buy flights with Paypal, all you need is an existing PayPal account. PayPal will be shown as a payment option when you book through Alternative Airlines. PayPal is available no matter where you're flying to or how much your flight ticket costs.

Where can I book Qantas last minute flights?

You can book your last minute Qantas flights right here at Alternative Airlines! Use our handy step-by-step guide from earlier to see exactly how you can easily search for last minute flights with ANY airline of your choice, including Qantas! It's worth noting that if you're booking a last minute flight through our site, it may take up to 24 hours for you to receive your e-ticket.

How to book last minute flights with Qantas?

  1. First, scroll to the top of the page to find our search form and fill in your departure and arrival destinations, the day(s) you plan to travel (this needs to be close to the date of booking to be considered 'last minute'), how many passengers will be flying and the cabin class you'd like to fly in. Hit the 'Search Flights' button to see all available last minute flights.
  2. Once the results have loaded, you can apply the Airline filter to only show last minute flights operated by your preferred airline, e.g. Qantas. You can do this either above the search results or in the 'Airlines' drop-down tab on the left of the page.
  3. If you've found the ideal last minute Qantas flight for you, click the 'Confirm Selection' button to proceed with your booking. When booking through Alternative Airlines, you can easily secure you're booking with one of the many flexible payment methods we offer at checkout, including debit, credit, Apple Pay, Buy Now Pay Later plans and even cryptocurrency!

Are Qantas last minute flights cheaper?

Yes and no - last minute flights can be cheap when an airline wants to fill up empty seats on the plane quickly. However, they can also be expensive when airlines take advantage of travellers who are willing to pay more to travel quickly, either for emergency purposes or for business). There is no hard evidence that all last minute flights are cheap.

Can I finance Qantas last minute flights?

Absolutely! Booking last minute Qantas flights and paying later is incredibly easy when using Alternative Airlines. You can book today and spread the cost of your Qantas tickets over time which may come in handy if you need to travel for emergency purposes and you're not financially prepared. We offer a wide variety of flexible 'Buy Now, Pay Later' payment plans at checkout (depending on where you reside and the currency you're paying in) such as Afterpay, Klarna, Affirm, Atome and many more. If you'd like to find out more, you can read our guide on all the finance options we offer or take a look at our Fly Now Pay Later with Qantas guide.

Other pay-later options available in Australia:

  • LatitudePay (currently unavailable at Alternative Airlines)
  • StepPay (currently unavailable at Alternative Airlines)
  • PayRight (currently unavailable at Alternative Airlines)

Can I book Qantas flights within western Australia?

Yes! Qantas is one of the most popular airlines in Australia, providing international flights to the country as well as extensive domestic and regional routes within. Within the state of Western Australia, Qantas (and its subsidiary, QantasLink) connects Perth with smaller cities and key destinations. The airline flies from Perth to the following destinations: Onslow, Newman, Geraldton, Broome, and Brockman Mine.

Take a look at our guide on booking cheap Western Australia flights to find out more, or explore other domestic Qantas flights here.

What is Project Sunrise?

Project Sunrise is the long-awaited ambitious plan of Qantas Airlines to establish non-stop flights from Sydney and Melbourne to London and New York. Once operational, these flights will be the longest commercial flights in the world.

Find out more about Qantas' Project Sunrise project here.