- Nov 12, 2012
Strangely enough, Qantas' marketing dept didn't make a song and dance about the airline jacking up excess baggage charges
Qantas is quietly lifting the amount it slugs passengers for excess baggage by 75 per cent.
The airline has been charging passengers who exceed their checked baggage allowance $40 for their first extra piece of luggage and $60 for each subsequent piece.
But on Friday, Qantas will increase that to $70 for the first excess piece of luggage – a 75 per cent increase – and $90 for each additional piece.
The "heavy charge" that is levied for single items weighing over 23 kilograms has jumped from $30 to $50 and pre-purchasing an extra piece of luggage on domestic flights has been increased from $30 to $35.