Qantas Airlines, a highly-respected Oneworld Alliance member, is not just Australia's most popular airline, but also the country's national flag carrier. As one of the world's top long-distance carriers, Qantas is known for its outstanding customer service, operational excellence, and commendable safety and maintenance.
Qantas was founded in Queensland in 1920, making it the 3rd oldest airline, after KLM and Avianca. While the airline began operating domestic routes in the 1920s, it was in 1935 that it added international flights to its service offerings. Today, the airline flies to over 85 global destinations.
The main hub of Qantas Airlines is found in the suburb of Mascot at the Kingsford Smith International Airport in Sydney, with an additional central hub in Melbourne. Secondary hubs can be found in Perth and Brisbane.
Regular passengers of the airline are rewarded with the Qantas Frequent Flyer loyalty program.
|Qantas flights from Johannesburg to Sydney||R14520.00|
|Qantas flights from Johannesburg to Melbourne||R14870.00|
|Qantas flights from Johannesburg to Christchurch||R15210.00|
|Qantas flights from Johannesburg to Wellington||R15240.00|
|Qantas flights from Johannesburg to Brisbane||R14950.00|
|Qantas flights from Johannesburg to Auckland||R15250.00|
As an iconic local airline to Australians and one of the most recognised airlines in the world, Qantas Airlines offers an extensive network of domestic and international flights. Loyalty is recognised with Qantas and the airlines’ vast range of code-share agreements with partner airlines means that there is no limit to where you want to fly.
In addition to local flights across Australia, the airline currently flies to 27 international destinations as well as 14 countries that span across Europe, Oceania, Asia, USA, and Africa. This does not take into account all of the additional destinations that the group reaches with its various subsidiaries.
|Canada (Seasonal)||South Africa|
|Hong Kong||New Zealand|
|Japan||Papua New Guinea|
|New Caledonia, France||Phillipines|
Qantas has received endless awards over the years, here are just a few of the more recent:
Passengers making use of the Qantas Airlines booking system can also fulfil their trip bookings in terms of car hire, airport transfers, and hotel/accommodation bookings. The airline has close associations with the likes of Avis, Thrifty, Budget, and Hertz, in more than 600 locations across the world. Frequent flyer members can use Qantas Points to make bookings with Budget and Avis in both Australia and New Zealand.
Qantas passengers also have access to hassle-free duty free shopping at the airport, where items bought can be delivered directly to the passenger's seat on-board.
The superior on-board entertainment offered by Qantas is always appreciated by travellers who are treated to trending movies, news, current affairs, music and more.
The Qantas Spirit of Australia is the official in-flight magazine, which provides interesting local and international stories, helpful travel information and advice, and valuable insights into the best restaurants, sights, and travel tours to try. This magazine has a lot to offer the modern traveller. In 2016, the magazine was highly commended as Custom Magazine of the Year at the Publish Awards, along with Best App on a Mobile of Tablet Device. The commercial sales team of the magazine also won Sales Team of the Year at the very same event.
The Qantas Airline fleet consists of 130 aircraft with 6 new Boeing 787-9 on order (as of September 2019).
Passengers have 5 cabin classes and fares to choose from:
Qantas Airlines currently provides a baggage allowance calculator on their website that enables passengers to calculate how much luggage they can take with them based on their fare and chosen destination.
General rules still apply as follows:
Economy class travellers are allowed 30 kg of checked luggage and one piece of hand luggage up to 7 kg for domestic flights and 10 kg for international flights.
Premium Economy class travellers are allowed 40 kg of checked luggage, and one piece of hand luggage up to 7 kg for domestic flights and 10 kg for international flights.
Business class travellers are allowed 2 pieces of luggage of up to 40 kg each, one piece of hand luggage up to 10 kg for domestic flights and 10 kg for international flights.
First class travellers are allowed 2 pieces of luggage of up to 50 kg one piece of hand luggage up to 10 kg for domestic flights and 10 kg for international flights.
The total dimensions of checked baggage may not exceed 158 cm.
Passengers must check-in for domestic Qantas flights 45 minutes before departure and for international flights, two (2) hours prior to departure. Passengers can choose to check-in in a variety of ways including:
It is best to establish what check-in options are available at the airport you are flying from prior to the day of departure.
Loyal customers of Qantas Airlines can join the Frequent Flyer program and earn points for each flight booked. These points can be exchanged for discounts on flights. Also, passengers can join the Qantas club that offers a variety of benefits from access to Qantas Club lounges at airports, extra baggage, upgrade opportunities, and convenient check-in options.
Qantas has a vast range of codeshare agreements in place to ensure that their customer base is well serviced. The airline has codeshare agreements with:
|Air New Zealand||Iberia|
|Air Niugini||Japan Airlines|
|Air Vanuata||Jet Airways|
|Alaska Airlines||Malaysia Airlines|
|American Airlines||Qatar Airways|
|British Airways||S7 Airlines|
|Cathay Dragon||SriLankan Airlines|
|Cathay Pacific||West Jet|
|China Eastern||Fiji Airways|
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