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Getting to know Qantas

Qantas Airlines is the national flag carrier of Australia and is usually your best bet if you’re looking for the quickest flight from South Africa to Australia and onward to New Zealand.

Qantas stands for ‘Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services’ Qantas is widely regarded as the world's leading long distance airline and one of the strongest brands in Australia.

They have built a reputation for excellence in safety, operational reliability, engineering and maintenance, and customer service.

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Why fly with Qantas

  • Famed as the second oldest airline in the world since its founding in 1920
  • For 3 years in a row Qantas has been named the world’s safest airline by
  • In 2008 Qantas was voted the third best airline in the world by Skytrax

Baggage policy

The Qantas carry-on baggage allowance for passengers on economy class international flights is set out below:

  • 1 x 115cm (45in) bag no more than 7kg
  • 1 x 185cm (73in) non rigid garment bag no more than 7kg

The Qantas checked baggage allowance on international flights is as follows:

  • Economy Class – Luggage must not exceed 30kg
  • Premium Economy Class – Luggage must not exceed 40kg
  • Business Class – Luggage must not exceed 40kg

Click here for more information about what items you can bring into Australia, and duty free concessions.

Check in

Check in for a Qantas flight requires passengers to check in 45 mins prior to departure for a domestic flight while 2 hours for international flights.

Qantas provides its customers with a variety of check in methods from Airport kiosk, Online and mobile check in depending on airport of departure.

Cabin Classes

Qantas features the following cabin classes to its passengers

  • First Class
  • Business Class
  • International Busines Class
  • Premium Economy
  • Economy

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Qantas Airways’ has a central hub at Sydney’s Kingsford Smith International Airport.

Qantas services 65 local destinations while travels to 27 international destinations making that a total of 92 destinations worldwide. With the most popular of those desitnaions being

  • Sydney
  • Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo)
  • Dallas
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • San Francisco
  • Vancouver
  • Hawaii
  • Noumea
  • Singapore
  • London

Fleet information

Qantas services the destinations mentioned with a massive fleet size of 131 aircrafts consisting of the:

  • Airbus A330-200
  • Airbus A330-300
  • Airbus A380-800
  • Boeing 737-800
  • Boeing 747-400
  • Boeing 747-400ER
  • Boeing 787-9
IATA code: Hub Airport: Alliance: Loyalty program: Inflight magazine:
QF Brisbane, Melbourne
& Sydney Airports
Oneworld Qantas Frequent Flyer Spirit of Australia

The information on this page is correct as of February 2016. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.

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