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Baggage fees for interlined bags flying Alaska-Qantas

Christina Lake...
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Baggage fees for interlined bags flying Alaska-Qantas

Flying Spokane-Portland-LAX-Sydney on one Qantas ticket. Looks like bags should be interlined (though I have to clear customs with them in LAX), but what are the fees? QF has 2 free bags, but AS charges something like $20 per bag for domestic flights and "Through January 2013 customers making international connections to other airlines within twelve hours of arriving in the connection city, may follow the baggage allowance and weight restrictions of the international airline if there is a baggage agreement in place"

Anyone know if that clause still applies? Will the fees apply or not?

Sydney, Australia
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1. Re: Baggage fees for interlined bags flying Alaska-Qantas

You do not have to clear Customs when you are leaving the USA. You should be able to check your bags at Spokane and collect them at Sydney.

If you connect off Alaska onto an international flight with a stopover of less than 12 hours, the international carrier's conditions apply.

Hong Kong, China
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2. Re: Baggage fees for interlined bags flying Alaska-Qantas

You should get the QF allowance if everything is on one ticket.

Edited: 2:42 am, February 04, 2013
Sydney, Australia
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3. Re: Baggage fees for interlined bags flying Alaska-Qantas

I think probably even if not on one ticket.

Last year, we flew Qantas SYD-HNL and then Hawaiian on a separate ticket to Lihue. We had to take our luggage to a Hawaiian agent. When we saw the QF boarding passes, there was no charge for luggage on the inter-island flight.

Florida - Alaska...
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4. Re: Baggage fees for interlined bags flying Alaska-Qantas

If it is a single ticket, the international rules take precedent over the domestic rules, so your Qantas baggage rules should apply.

Christina Lake...
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5. Re: Baggage fees for interlined bags flying Alaska-Qantas

Thanks!

6. Re: Baggage fees for interlined bags flying Alaska-Qantas

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