expired Qantas Q-Tags, 75% off. Single Tag Pack - Was: 6280 points Now: 1570 points Double Tag Pack - Was: 9510 points Now: 2376 points

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Qantas Store clearance sale… doesn't usually have great value with various exclusions (particularly gift cards etc)… but if you're looking for a Q-Tag they are 75% off.

Single Tag Pack - Was: 6280 points Now: 1570 points
Double Tag Pack - Was: 9510 points Now: 2376 points

And 50% off Qantas Luggage…
https://store.qantas.com/catalogue.a2?productcategoryid=26869&int_cam=au:qs_splash:text-link-(qs):clearancesale_dec2017:en:qs

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    Helps to put the cost in the title

    Single Tag Pack - Was: 6280 points Now: 1570 points
    Double Tag Pack - Was: 9510 points Now: 2376 points

    Normally an insane price for what is a pretty durable bag tag, but with the reduction they make reasonable sense.

    Have seen the double pack platinum ones selling on eBay for $130! crazy

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      sorry, thank you. :) edited the post.

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      How can they sell those? They're tied to that person's qff number isn't it?

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        Yes, but only if you scan them, otherwise it wouldn't be an issue.

        Could get tricky as a QFF if someone you sold them to caught the same flight as you, they could get your boarding passes if they scanned them at the auto-checkin. That would be freaky rare though.

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          I remember reading from somewhere that they arent linked to any QFF accounts and that it is actually only linked to the flight that you scanned it.

          Which is why when you use them you must scan your boarding pass first. Because if itbwas linked you should be able yo stick them through straight away without scanning a boarding pass.

          Read this:
          https://www.ausbt.com.au/tip-qantas-wireless-bag-tags-can-be...

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          @lplau: The ones you get issued from QFF are linked to your account. The platinum ones on eBay almost certainly would be linked an account. You can scan those (like your QFF card) at the auto-checkin.

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          @ChickenTalon: maybe it has changed cuz that article was written in 2011.

          Anybody a platnium qff who knows more? Haha
          It would be almost like identity theft if you got the tag stolen. Just imagine somebody send some drugs using your linked tag and the package went missing. They scan the tag and your name appears.

          I bet Qantas would have thought of the scenario of a stolen tag.

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          @lplau: I'm plat

          Same as getting your QFF card stolen

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          @lplau: to quote the relevant section here:

          "At the bag drop, the Q Bag Tag is synchronised with the boarding pass or Qantas card and flight details that are scanned at the bag drop. The flight details are then recorded in the Q Bag Tag for that flight. The Q Bag Tag does not store any personal information (except the original frequent flyer number the tag was allocated to, so we can find the owner of the tag if it were lost)."

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          @ChickenTalon: ahhh congrats on ya plat. Im only upto Gold atm.

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          @lplau: plat is a bit of a waste of effort if you're trying. Gold gets you 80% of the benefits. Here is my summary of tiers and benefits

          @ajdlinux: mmm maybe you're right. I could have sworn I'd used my tag to check-in before.

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          @lplau:
          I'm plat as well, my wife uses my gold tags and it's definitely associated to the traveller at each trip.

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          @ChickenTalon: The tags you get sent as a frequent flyer are not linked to your account so you are free to give them away or sell them if you please. They are linked to a boarding pass at the bag drop for that flight only. After the flight is complete, they can be used by anyone else on any other flight.

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          @ChickenTalon: No, they're not.

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          @lplau:
          Yup i'm platinum too. As mentioned, the tags simply have a unique ID associated with them. When you check in, your tag is scanned and associated to that flight booking PNR. You can give the tags to anyone if you want. It's just an ID (and a pretty colour if you are silver/gold/platinum/platinum one/chairmans lounge). Apart from the colour, the functionality is the same. Priority luggage is handled based on the status of the pax who is checking in the bag, not the Q tag (so a bronze using a platinum Q tag would receive nothing over what they would with a regular paid-for tag).

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        Wondering if you can lend or give one of your wireless Qantas bag tags to a friend or family member?

        The answer is yes. In response to a series of Australian Business Traveller enquiries, Qantas today confirmed that the electronic tags are not linked to any one traveller's frequent flyer profile, but rather, are linked to a specific check-in.

        For example, if you are a silver frequent flyer who has received the silver wireless tags and later reach gold level, you will be sent two new gold bag tags by Qantas, leaving you with two excess silver ones.

        You can pass on those two silver bag tags to a family member (even if they are not a member of Qantas Frequent Flyer) and they can use them on their trips. The tags will be associated with their booking when they check in.

        Q: If you were a silver Qantas Frequent Flyer member and received silver RFID bag tags, and then received a status upgrade to gold, could you keep using the silver bag tags on your luggage in addition to the gold ones on other luggage?
        A: Yes you can.

        Q: Also, if in the above scenario you had your four bag tags (two silver, two gold) but only needed two for yourself, could you transfer the two silver tags to a bronze frequent flyer to be associated with their account?
        A: You can lend your Q Bag Tag to a family member when they are travelling.

        Q: If a bronze member travels with a suitcase that has an RFID bag tag of another member on it (for example, if family members share suitcases) would that cause luggage to be lost/misrouted, or is the Qantas luggage system smart enough to know that if the frequent flyer whose tags are on the bag isn't flying, then it should fall back to reading a barcoded label?
        A: At the bag drop, the Q Bag Tag is synchronised with the boarding pass or Qantas card and flight details that are scanned at the bag drop. The flight details are then recorded in the Q Bag Tag for that flight. The Q Bag Tag does not store any personal information (except the original frequent flyer number the tag was allocated to, so we can find the owner of the tag if it were lost).

        Does the tag have to be used by a Qantas Frequent Flyer member? Presumably if they're not a Frequent Flyer they wouldn't have the Q Card and therefore couldn't use the new self-check-in kiosks?
        A: Actually, the tag will work if you are not a frequent flyer member — anyone can use the self-check-in kiosks, whether they're a frequent flyer or not. If you don't have a Q Card, you are printed a boarding pass. Then. when you go to the bag drop, you either scan your Q Card, or your boarding pass barcode, and the tag is linked to the booking.

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        (from the Qantas web site) Q Bag Tags can be purchased from the Qantas Shop for A$29.95 or A$49.95 for two or from the Qantas Store for 6,280 Qantas Points or 9,510 Qantas points for two.

        Qantas Club members will also find them for sale at the Sydney T3, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth Qantas Club service desks.
        Important Information

        1. You must declare any Dangerous Goods you are carrying before you check in.
        2. If you lose your Q Bag Tag you will need to purchase a replacement.
        3. Q Bag Tags will not be replaced due to fair wear and tear.
        4. Q Bag Tags which are faulty, lost or damaged by Qantas can be returned for replacement. Contact the place from which you acquired your Q Bag Tag with details of the fault as soon as you discover it. For purchases from Qantas Shop, Qantas Frequent Flyer Store and Qantas Clubs, contact the relevant area with details of the fault, loss or damage as soon as you discover it along with a receipt for proof of purchase with your request.

        - Qantas Shop, PO Box 90, Lindfield NSW 2070
        - Qantas Store, 215 Arden Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051
        - Qantas Club – Q Bag Tags - 215 Arden Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051

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    I am still amazed that Qantas charge for these when their purpose is to save on staff costs by making check-in self serve.

    "Let's make customers check-in themselves and then find a way to charge them for it."

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      It has absolutely nothing to do with saving on staff costs. It's to avoid situations like this: Long Queues - Virgin SYD T2

      Still the same amount of staff, then when there wasn't their new check=in system. There is actually more. Even the people on AFF say this!

      • +13 votes

        You honestly believe that moving customers to self serve is not about cost cutting?

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          It was about customer flow - reducing bottle necks, improving customer experience, reducing customer frustrations etc. anyone here enjoy dealing with the checkin process at Virgin over the ease of the Qantas process?

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          @Buyme: I almost exclusively fly Qantas domestic with checked bags from Sydney because it takes me 60 seconds to check and then I can sleep at the gate for 45 minutes vs standing in a queue at Virgin for 45 minutes. Last time I flew Virgin I checked in a connecting international flight very early in the morning and asked if it's normally this quiet now, the response was "in an hour the queue will be out the door".

      • +6 votes

        Q Tags will not help with queues at Virgin.

      • +2 votes

        Ever been to the Sydney Qantas domestic terminal during its morning peak hour? Huge security lines. If there's no check in bottle neck, there's still a bottle neck at security

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        Mgmt: Lets spend 10s of millions of $$$ of new capex on technologies and machineries just so we can maintain the same level of staffing costs going forward indefinitely

        If what you said is true which is not, the mgmt should be shot for essentially robbing the shareholders of those $

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          It's actually in their EBA, that no staff member will be made redundant due to the 'Next Generation Check-in' and there is also no downgrade of any airports worker classification.

          http://www.asu.asn.au/airlines/qantaseba10

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          @Gilby15:

          It'd be nice to have a proper professional airport security service, like you find in NZ and (to a lesser extent) the US, instead of the complete imbeciles contracted through Group 4 or another big company whose objective is profit.

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      You know what's even more crazy that you get new tags each time you go up and down the levels (silver, Gold, plat) they give you the tags again. I've got like over 10 in silver/gold.

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        go up a level yes, go down a level no. I've had the slow crash landing from gold to bronze due to a change in work and i've only recieved new cards as i've dropped down

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      You don't need a q tag for self serve as the machine actually can print off a regular ild school baggage stick tags for FREE.

      Q Tags just make it easier and slightly faster for people who fly heaps.

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      You pay for the status. Some like to be seen with platinum tags instead or a bronze tag.

  • +1 vote

    There's a mixed review on TripAdvisor. I remember that the QANTAS employees were telling people they're more hassle than they're worth.

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    So is there anything special about these tags?

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      Instead of printing out and putting a paper sticker tag on your luggage, you can use one of these to automatically scan to your ticket. They are not linked to your Freq Flyer, anyone who scans a ticket then scan this tag will match up on luggage. Only suitable for Qantas domestic travel.

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    Can you order one not programmed for your ff code with this(I.e. Partner)?

  • +1 vote

    nope

  • +9 votes

    I'm going to get one for the backpack I take to work everyday to show everyone that I'm a frequent flyer

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    so really one use of these tags is for domestic travel?

    doesn't even include international?

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      That's right. Only useful for domestic frequent flyers.

      I'm platinum and I don't do many domestic flights… mainly international. So the Q Tags are really not getting any decent use. I reckon all the Sydney-Melbourne business travellers will find it very handy.

      INTERESTING FACT OF THE DAY: The Sydney - Melbourne flight route is the 4th busiest in the world!

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    Does anyone know, are they doing any Birthday codes for additional discount like last year."BDAYJAN???"

  • +1 vote

    As is commented on the Ausbt website here https://www.ausbt.com.au/tip-qantas-wireless-bag-tags-can-be...

    "Wondering if you can lend or give one of your wireless Qantas bag tags to a friend or family member?

    The answer is yes. In response to a series of Australian Business Traveller enquiries, Qantas today confirmed that the electronic tags are not linked to any one traveller's frequent flyer profile, but rather, are linked to a specific check-in."

    I have also lent excess ones i have to heaps of family and friends with no issues

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    Seems like a nice trinket, but I never fly Qantas domestic so probably is useless?

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    Flying with Qantas in March, and have a bunch of FF points I don't use much. Bought two and will see how they go.
    I do love my tech :-)

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    When I last tried to use a tag it didnt work as I was at a 'regional' terminal (Townsville). Have the rolled this tech out across oz yet?

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    Thanks OP, just ordered Qantas CLONCURRY SET

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    Ive found the Q tags save time checking in while everyone else is fumbling around trying to workout how to get their bags checked in the manual way. Even if you need to pay for an extra bag, it does make the process much quicker.

    One very big reminder is to always remove old bar codes and tags from previous flights - this is the biggest reason why your bags can go missing, the bar code scanners get confused.

    As previously mentioned they only work at major Australian airports with Qantas self check in and not overseas.

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    Great deal. It always feels good to pay/redeem points for something's true value. Or at least closer to it, anyway!

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    Is the luggage any good?
    any recommendations?

    "Availability: Despatched in 10 business days" seriously? 10 days. argh. a pickup option would be nice.
    are they coming directly from the factory/warehouse in China?

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    Apparently:

    one Qantas Point is worth an average of 0.7 cents,

    …so this make this about $11 worth of point for one tag, or $17 for two…

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    Single tag pack back in stock

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