Australia weighing carry-ons

This item appears on page 4 of the February 2019 issue.

As of Dec. 17, all airlines in Australia now weigh carry-on bags on domestic flights to ensure they meet weight requirements. Any carry-on bag over the weight limit will need to be checked. The allowed one additional "personal item," such as a handbag or similar small bag, will not be weighed.

Qantas and Virgin Australia both limit carry-on bags to 7kg (near 15.4 pounds). The budget airlines Tigerair Australia and Jetstar Airways also have a weight limit of 7kg, but each offers an upgrade at extra cost that increases the limit to 12kg and 10kg, respectively.