Qantas yesterday introduced their new charging system for domestic baggage, changing from the old weight based charge to the new number of bags charge.
Although this change was announced last October it has caught many by surprise as it hasn't been widely advertised, and was suddenly implemented yesterday.
The first piece of luggage (up to 23kg) will continue to be free, while the second piece will cost $15 if booked online or $30 at the check in desk, while the third and subsequent pieces will cost $60! Passengers will also be slugged a $20 heavy fee if the bag is between 23-32kgs.
But it isn't all bad news for Qantas passengers
The airline has also changed its international charges to a piece-based system, but has not reduced luggage limits and has increased weight allowances for frequent travellers.Read more about the luggage changes from theaustralian.com.au's Steve Creedy and Mitchell Nadin HERE