Login Now to remove this and all advertisements (GOLD and SILVER members)
Not a member? Register Now for free

Allowances to Lord Howe Island

Not open for further replies.


Junior Member
Jan 9, 2013
Hi all,

I was wondering what precisely are the limits when it comes to Lord Howe Island.

From the Qantas web site:

Carry-on baggage allowances
Route: Dash 8 services
Piece Allowance & Dimensions*: 1 x 105cm (41in) bag
Weight Allowance: 7kg (15lb) total

Also: In addition to your carry-on baggage allowance, you may also carry on board one small personal item such as a handbag, laptop computer*, overcoat, small camera, a reasonable amount of reading material or a small amount of duty free goods (where permitted).

Note that a 4kg carry on limit is identified for Olympic Dam, but not Lord Howe Island.

Checked baggage allowances
(Under exceptions)
Aircraft Type: Dash 8 Services
Destination: Lord Howe Island
Checked Baggage Allowance: 1 piece (maximum 14kg (30lb))
Carry-on Baggage Allowance: 7kg (15lb) total Dimensions apply

Dimension limits is 105cm linear (smaller carryon bag)

Now, I also talked to a Qantas staffer in the BNE QP who said that if several people are travelling, the 14kg limit applies per person, you could not have a 20kg bag and a 8kg bag and check both of them in, each had to be <=14kg.

Now, to ask some questions of the community:
- Does a briefcase count as a personal item? I would think it does. Does it have to be weighed, I think not - the personal item is supposed to be in addition to the carry-on bag allowance.
- There have been some stories (including people reporting personal experience) of a 4kg carry on limit being imposed on Lord Howe Island trips, even though the Qantas web site (twice) states 7kg.
- I presume there are no QP or PS, SG, WP weight concessions.
Trying to access your favourite Australian websites when overseas only to discover they have been geo-blocked? Concerned about your internet privacy especially when using unsecured wifi? NordVPN will solve both these common problems.

Recommended by the Australian Frequent Flyer
Not open for further replies.

Community Statistics

Latest member