Qantas Will Start Weighing Carry-Ons
One World Alliance Member, Qantas will be installing scales at gates in an effort to step up enforcement of carry-on weight restrictions. While many airlines have size restrictions for carry-ons, not as many have weight restrictions. I’m not aware of any carriers currently weighing passenger’s carry-ons but I wouldn’t be surprised to see more begin to do so. This is interesting because I rarely even think about the size or weight of my carry-on since most of the time no one seems to really be enforcing restrictions.
According to The Points Guy’s coverage, passengers most likely to be affected are those traveling domestically in Australia on some of the busiest routes. If their luggage is more than the allowed 30 lbs, they will have to check their bags.
With several American carriers raising prices and fees for checked bags this year, it would make sense for them to more strictly adhere to size and weight dimensions.
One major area of concern when it comes to your carry-ons is whether there will be overhead bin space for everyone’s bags, but I’m not sure how the weight factors into solving that age old problem.