From the 5th of August, travellers will need to to check into flights at least 30 minutes prior to departure.
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Now that you can check in ahead of time and pick your seats via SMS, website, Qantas app, and kiosk, the major airline is seeing fit to raise the amount of time you’ll have to arrive before a flight from 20 minutes to 30.
Though, checking in is not really checking in anymore. It’s more of a “Yep, I still want to fly!” But if you don’t do it before 30 minutes prior to departure, or you won’t be able to fly. From that point on, your eligibility to catch a different flight will be up to the flexibility of your fare. International cut-offs are not affected.
The full list of recommended and cut-off check in times is below.
Qantas Club members and Business Class flyers will be exempt from the new policy and will still be able to check in with only 20 minutes to go.