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Baggage Allowances on QF codeshare + AA

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Josh

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Hi,

I'm travelling MEL-SFO-YVR, YVR-LAX-DEN, DEN-LAX-MEL in a month or two's time. SFO-YVR is QF codeshare with Alaskan, and DEN-LAX is AA (not QF codeshare).

I just have a question regarding baggage allowances. Because I'm SG, I get an extra bag on USA flights. Now my questions:
1/ Am I meant to get the extra baggage allowance on the QF codeshare Alaskan flight? I have heard two different stories on this, does anyone have any experience?
2/ Are AA strict with their baggage allowances? As OW Sapphire, can I get away with taking 3 bags?

Thanks,

Josh
 

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QF additional baggage allowances are only on Qantas metal&Qantas number flights. So your codeshare on Alaskan will be whatever their allowance is.

They might let you on with more, but that would be a bonus, and not expected.

(Sometimes you can get away with this where your bag goes through transit to another airline and isn't re-weighed by the new airline, but this isn't going to happen on your itinerary. )

Can't comment on excess baggage and AA.
 

simongr

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Josh said:
Hi,

2/ Are AA strict with their baggage allowances? As OW Sapphire, can I get away with taking 3 bags?

Thanks,

Josh
Reports on flyertalk are that AA are very strict with weight allowances - over 50lbs and you will pay - but might depend on class - they might let you get away with a few lbs if in J.
 

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Josh said:
1/ Am I meant to get the extra baggage allowance on the QF codeshare Alaskan flight? I have heard two different stories on this, does anyone have any experience?
2/ Are AA strict with their baggage allowances? As OW Sapphire, can I get away with taking 3 bags?
1) No. The additional allowance applies to QF operated flights only

2) You can take 3 bags, but expect to pay excess baggage fee

Dave
 
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Josh,
You may be able to find out your query from your iternary. My latest iternary from qf shows baggage of two for all flts as i am flying to england and then canada & usa.
it doesn't show the actual baggage allowance. but this is the first iternary i've rec'd showing the two bags.
cheers, trish
 

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Making this clear - Any itinerary involving the US, Canada and a few nearby areas has be law a "2 Piece" checked luggage rule.

AA restrict each piece to 50lb(23Kg); and excess luggage may be payable if you are over.

You may have a higher weight per piece when checking in with Qantas, but if on the same itinerary and checking in with AA with a piece weight of over 50lb you are likely to be charged for the excess.
 
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