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QantasLink is an Australian carrier and the regional subsidiary brand of the national airline of Australia, Qantas. The airline flies to several destinations across the country, offering domestic flights to more than 50 destinations across Australia's six states. As well as internal flights within Australia, the airline has also flown a weekly service to Singapore in the past, although, this has been suspended since the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.
QantasLink is not technically an airline, instead, it's a brand that a number of airlines operate flights under. QantasLink is currently made up of four individual airlines that all fly under the QantasLink name and adhere to the standards of the and procedural operations of the brand. These airlines are Network Aviation, National Jet Systems, Eastern Australia Airlines and Sunstate Airlines.
The brand was officially founded in 2002 and initially flew using Australian Airlines liveries after it was acquired by Qantas and the livery of Qantas itself. Eventually, the brand adopted its own livery, which it was it flies its planes with today. The brand was established in order to serve the niche routes within Australia that Qantas itself doesn't focus on due to its international flight offering. Although it's currently made up of four airlines, several other airlines have operated under the QantasLink brand over time.
QantasLink is one of the top choices for flying around Australia. It has bases in city's in each of Australia's six states, so is perfect for flying long distances across the country or flying shorter distances within certain states. It has more Australian destinations within its route network than any other airline in the country. Plus, it has the same great reputation as Qantas.
Your baggage allowance will depend on the destination you fly to/from and the cabin class you fly in.
Passengers are given a free carry-on baggage allowance of up to 14 kg (30lbs) total. No one piece of baggage can weigh more than 10 kg. Each passenger can bring a maximum of two bags as carry-on.
On select flights flown by certain aircraft, the maximum weight for carry-on baggage is 7 kg (7lbs). The baggage allowance will be displayed at the time of booking and on your e-ticket.
All items carried onboard are subject to airport security checks including any fluid exceeding 100ml and sharp items. Any containers containing liquid must be placed in a plastic bag for airport security checks. Your carry-on items must fit within the overhead lockers and under the seat.
Economy Class passengers are given a free total checked baggage allowance of 23 kg (50lbs) per passenger, with a maximum of one piece per passenger.
Business Class passengers are given a free total checked baggage allowance of 32 kg (70lbs) per passenger, with a maximum of two pieces per passenger.
If you bring any checked baggage more than 32kg (70lbs), the airline would not accept the item as it exceeds the health and safety regulations.
When you book with Alternative Airlines, you can add excess baggage to your booking. It's often cheaper to buy excess baggage online than at the airport.
QantasLink officially has 2 cabin classes — Economy and Business Class.
Economy Class perfect for those who want to get from A to B in a clean and comfortable cabin. The airline's kind and attentive cabin crew are available to help with anything that passengers might need.
Complimentary food and drink are served on flights and each passenger is provided with a pillow and blankets to keep them relaxed on the flight.
Each seat is made from genuine leather. Seats are set out in either a 3 x 3, 2 x 2 or 2 x 1 formation with 28-30" (71-76.cm) pitch, 18" (45.2cm) width and 3" (7.62cm) seat recline.
The Business Class cabin is only available on select flights but offers a premium service, with larger seats, an exclusive Business Class food and drink offering, in-flight entertainment and access to the airline's Business Class lounge.
Seats are set out in a 2 x 2 formation.
Passengers travelling on Boeing 717, Fokker 100, Airbus A320 and Alliance Airline’s Embraer E190 aircraft will be allowed to watch the latest movies, TV shows through the Qantas Entertainment app on their personal device. Ensure to download the Qantas Entertainment App before boarding on your plane so you can browse through a number of movies and TV shows.
QantasLink rolled out high-speed WiFi on all of its domestic aircraft in 2017. If you're flying to regional destinations across Australia on QantasLink, you can enjoy free wireless connectivity. WiFi is currently available on the Boeing 737 and the Airbus A330.
If you wish to connect to QantasLink's WiFi you must ensure that you keep flight mode activated on your devices. You must also respect members of the cabin crew and passengers on board, so no voice or video calls are allowed on the flight.
Qantas serves complimentary snacks and drinks on all flights, regardless of which cabin class the passenger is flying in. Passengers can choose from a range of sweet and savoury snacks, as well as hot, cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
In-flight refreshments will be served by the airline's flight attendants once the plane has taken off.
Passengers in Business Class have access to an exclusive Business Class food and drink offering.
QantasLink has different opening and closing times depending on the method of check-in and the destination you're flying to/from.
Passengers can check-in for the flight by visiting the Qantas online check-in page. Online check-in can be completed 24 hours before flight departure time. Passengers just need to enter their booking reference number and last name and follow the instructions on-screen to complete check-in.
You're advised to check-in online as it saves time queuing at the airport and you can head directly to airport security if you haven't got checked baggage to check-in.
Airport check-in can be completed by visiting the airline check-in counter at the airport of departure. Airport check-in closes 30 minutes before the scheduled flight departure time for domestic flights, however, it's recommended that passengers arrive at least 15 minutes before this in order to allow for enough time to pass through the airport.
If you fail to check-in before the airport check-in deadline, the airline reserves the right to refuse you to board the aircraft.
QantasLink's frequent flyer programme is called 'Qantas Frequent Flyer'.
Qantas Frequent Flyer is the frequent flyer program for Qantas. It lets customer who fly with the airline regularly to earn points and spend them on future flights or at partner hotels or Air BnBs. The Qantas Frequent Flyer program has different membership status' and rewards the more frequent flyers with higher membership status'. Those with high membership status' unlock a whole other range of benefits and perks, such as lounge access (where available), priority check-in and larger baggage allowances.
QantasLink is a member of the OneWorld alliance.
QantasLink is an affiliate member of the Oneworld airline alliance, through its parent airline, Qantas. As an affiliate member, QantasLink and its passengers enjoy all the perks that regular members of the alliance do, with great connectivity throughout the world. The interline agreements and strategically planned route networks for QantasLink and other Oneworld Alliance members gives passengers an easy way to travel across the world, with more convenient flight options.
Plus, passengers can earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points any time that they fly on another airline within the Oneworld alliance or vice versa.
QantasLink offers a number of special services for passengers who may have reduced mobility. Please contact the airline at least 48 hours prior to your flight departure time if you or any member of your party require special assistance.
QantasLink allows pregnant women to travel without any documents until the 28th week of pregnancy. From the 28th week, pregnant women must show a medical certificate stating that the passenger is fit to fly and the date of delivery.
After the 40th week of pregnancy for single pregnancies and the 36th week for multiple pregnancies, pregnant women aren't able to travel.
If you or a member of your party require a wheelchair, QantasLink is able to assist you. QantasLink advises that you contact the airline at least 48 hours before you travel so the airline can accommodate to your needs.
QantasLink flies to more than 50 destinations across all states within Australia. This includes destinations such as Canberra, Coffs Harbour, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Kingscote, Melbourne, Blackall, Horn Island, Longreach, Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Newman, Port Hedland and many more.
Check out our table below to see all the destinations that QantasLink flies to.
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Sydney Airport (SYD) is the main airport in Sydney, Australia and the hub airport for QantasLink. Sydney Airport is one of the oldest and busiest airports in Australia - each year it handles around 42 million passengers. The airport has three runways and three terminal buildings. QantasLink is based at Terminal 3 at the airport. Although Sydney Airport is the main base for the airline, it also has secondary bases in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, and Perth. From this airport, you can fly to over 45 domestic and 40+ international destinations non-stop.
Other airlines that are based at Sydney Airport include Regional Express Airlines, Virgin Australia, Jetstar Airways and Tigerair Australia. While other international airlines that fly to/from the airport are Air Niugini, China Southern, Fiji Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, United Airlines and more.
You're probably wondering if pre-selecting your seats is worth it. Well, the answer is - absolutely YES! Doing so can significantly improve your in-flight experience. With QuantasLink you can pre-book your seat on Qantas-operated flights+ at the time of booking or after. You can do this by visiting 'Manage my Booking' at the top of this page. Please note that the earlier you pre-select your seat the more choice you have on where to sit.
Standard seat selection is available to purchase if you have a Bronze Frequent Flyer and you plan to travel outside of Australia or if you are flying internationally in Economy sale. You'll receive a standard seat selection complimentary when you're travelling domestically on any Qantas flight, travelling in First, Business or Premium Economy or in Economy on a saver or Flex fare.
The airline has a varied fleet with aircraft models from a range of manufacturers, including Airbus, Boeing, Fokker and Bombardier. This includes models such as A320, B717, F100 and Q400, Q300, Q200 and 200 series. The fleet includes a fleet of jet engine and turboprop aircraft, both highly efficient for short/domestic services offered by the airline.
18th August 2022
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