Hmmm....... penny pinching time? Qantas to increase excess baggage charge for domestic passengers | Travel News | News.com.au Qantas to increase excess baggage fees Domestic changes reflect international fees Fees kick in at 23kg, not 32kg QANTAS will increase excess baggage charges for domestic passengers from tomorrow. Travellers will be charged $10 for each kilogram over 23kg. Under the old system, there was no charge up to 32kg. The premium class baggage allowance will be reduced by 2kg to 30kg, the Herald Sun reports. Qantas customer services manager Lesley Grant said the changes would align domestic and international rates. On international services, the allowance for economy and premium economy passengers will be lifted from 20kg to 23kg. On a Melbourne-London flight, the excess charge will be $50 a kilo while the excess fee on some Asian services will be $35 a kilo. Passengers travelling in economy or premium economy to the US remain under the piece system, with a new free allowance of two pieces at 23kg a piece. A flat rate of $50 a piece is charged for any case exceeding 23kg. Maximum baggage weight is 32kg.