Partner Award Multi-Sector Mixed Class - Baggage allowances?

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  1. MrHanky

    MrHanky Intern

    Jun 11, 2010
    Hey all,

    Have a question regarding baggage allowance on QF Partner Classic Awards..

    I've booked a sector HKG-LHR with BA in F and have been eyeing off availability of J awards with QF/CX from MEL-HKG with the intention of bolting this on to the start of my journey.

    I've read up all I can find about baggage, and it seems that under IATA 302 the "MSC" rules apply for multi-carrier journeys, but it doesn't mention anything about mixed class travel.

    BA allow 3x 32kgs from HKG-LHR in F (very generous!). Given that there's no F cabin from MEL-HKG, the best I can hope for is a J award on the day I need (have booked one for my partner, but still holding out for one for myself...) - failing that, I'll have to book it in Y. In either of these circumstances, will I receive my full F baggage allowance as it's part of the same itinerary and this is the first sector crossing IATA zones?

    Many thanks!

  2. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

    Nov 25, 2004
    BNE & SYD
    By bolting you mean having it ticketed on the one ticket?? That would result in being charged F points for your J journey.
  3. TheDan

    TheDan Intern

    Apr 18, 2013
    My understanding is that as long as HKG remains a transit rather than a stopover, the most significant carrier rule will give you F luggage allowance on the Australia flight, even if one different PNR
  4. MrHanky

    MrHanky Intern

    Jun 11, 2010
    This might be the case for through-connections, but when I search for a multi-sector journey e.g. MEL-HKG, <stop>, HKG-LAX I can pick Y for 1 sector, followed by J for the next sector (for example) - in this case I only pay the respective points for each leg.

    Found this after digging through the carrier conditions for CX - my partner is booked on CX MEL-HKG <stop> followed by HKG-YYZ in J (both classic awards on the same PNR)

    However, this still doesn't clarify what applies for itineraries containing multiple booking classes... The response I got from QF on the phone was pretty much "YMMV" (lol). I was hoping that maybe IATA 302 (MSC) ruling would apply? Maybe I'm being optimistic :p

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