20th March, 2012

MusicNSW members to benefit from Qantas baggage deals

In a new effort aimed at supporting local touring musicians, MusicNSW members will now save thousands of dollars in baggage costs thanks to our new partnership with Australian airline Qantas.

Eligible musicians travelling on Qantas domestic services will be now able to request an additional baggage allowance of one piece weighing up to 23 kilograms free of charge, meaning they can double their baggage allowance to 46 kilograms.

Business Class travellers and Qantas Club members will now be able to travel with two pieces of luggage weighing up to 62 kilograms. Musicians can also pre-purchase online up to two additional pieces of baggage at $20 per piece. Musicians were also allowed to pool their luggage among band members, and buy an additional 32 kilograms for $15 if booked 48 hours before departure.

To become a free member of MusicNSW simply sign up to our newsletter by heading to our website and entering your details in the top right hand corner. From there, if you wish to embark on a flight with Qantas and take advantage of the deal, please follow the instructions below.

How musicians can request the additional baggage allowance via Qantas:

Musicians who are registered community members of MusicNSW, travelling on Qantas Domestic flights individually or in groups of 9 or less with a musical instrument or other touring equipment, will be entitled to request in advance an additional baggage allowance of one piece per musician with a weight allowance applicable to their class of travel and Frequent Flyer status.

Bookings can be made through their preferred travel agent, through one of the specialist music industry agents such as The Appointment Group or via www.qantas.com

Bookings made via a travel agent:

At least two business days prior to departure, the agent wishing to request  the eligible musician’s additional baggage allowance will need to email qicmusicbag@qantas.com.au listing their booking reference, representative musical association and membership number, and type of musical instrument.

Bookings made via qantas.com or through Qantas direct:

At least two business days prior to departure, customers wishing to request the eligible musician’s additional baggage allowance need to email specialhandling@qantas.com listing their booking reference, representative musical association and membership number, and type of musical instrument.
A confirmation email will be sent once the request has been approved and booking updated.
If additional assistance is required, please contact (02) 9304 7974.

Musical groups of 10 or more

Musical groups of 10 passengers or more should contact Group Sales for information on special baggage allowances for group passengers.

Current Allowance Additional allowance for Musicians
Economy 1 piece (maximum 23kg) + 1 piece (maximum 23kg)
Business 1 piece (maximum 32kg) + 1 piece (maximum 32kg)
Qantas Club members 1 piece (maximum 32kg) + 1 piece (maximum 32kg)
Silver Frequent Flyers 1 piece (maximum 32kg) Economy
2 pieces (maximum 32kg each) Business
+ 1 piece (maximum 32kg)
+ 1 piece (maximum 32kg)
Gold Frequent Flyers 2 pieces (maximum 23kg each) Economy
2 pieces (maximum 32kg each) Business
+ 1 piece (maximum 23kg)
+ 1 piece (maximum 32kg)
Platinum Frequent Flyers 2 pieces (maximum 32kg each) + 1 piece (maximum 32kg)

Need a travel agent? Check out our preferred booking agency The Appointment Group