Q Bag Tag - Now available

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  1. savydog
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    The new Q Bag Tag is a permanent bag tag that allows you to check-in your baggage easily when flying within the Qantas domestic network and eliminates the need for a paper bag tag, streamlining your journey through the domestic terminal.

    $49 to purchase or 7000 points

    http://www.qantasshop.com.au/product-174-QBagTag
     
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    What a great idea, RFIDs are showing up everywhere and for bag tracking it just makes sense.
     
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    I got my Plat freebies in the first round...shame I never check bags! I have still put them on bags I use, just in case.
    My partner gold is eagerly awaiting hers!
     
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    I'm keen to see what the non status Q Bag Tags look like! Hopefully will get to see people rocking them out soon!
     
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    Tag.jpg
     
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    That colour looks the the Qantas Club colour scheme, doesn't it?
     
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    Same colour as my bronze FF card since I let my QC membership expire :)
     
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    What a great idea!

    Anyone know how strong that loop is? I've lost several bag tags in transit over the years and none of them have cost me $49.
     
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    Looks good! I like the bag tags even though they took a while to grow on me!

    They are pretty strong. I don't know quite what they're made of but they have a fairly good mix of flexibility and strength. If one broke in transit then you'd hope that Qantas would replace it for you seeing as there would be issues about your lost luggage to deal with as well.
     
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    If you check over at AFF you'll hear many (bad) reports about these tags.

    They're strong-ish, but people have reported them being gone when bags arrive. There's also the constant failures for bags to actually arrive at a destination, and many reports of people being told to remove the tags and put the old reliable paper tags on when checking bags in.

    NGCI is still not going as smoothly as QF claims it is, if the anecdotal evidence is anything to go by.
     
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    Might have to wait for version 2 to be released :) I did have a few spare points to throw at one.
     
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    I’ve used my tag 2 or 3 times now and my bag has arrived at the destination each time (touch wood) with me, so they do work quite nicely, I just need to find the optimal position for it, to eliminate any mishaps that could occur (such as theft or it being ripped off).
     
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    If they get torn off on a Qantas flight do you still have to pay to buy another?
     
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    It seems a shame that there is no discount for QP members :)
     
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    If it gets torn off then there are bigger issues, like where is your bag? But all you do is call them up and explain it went missing, and they’ll supposedly send out another one. Same thing if it’s damaged.

    For a time they had this available when logged in, where you could select 1 or 2 replacement tags, but I suspect that was being abused, and having that going on during the general roll-out probably took its toll too. It may come back in the future.
    Just another sign of the times I suppose, though alarming that they are charging so much. My question to myself on AFF was if they are trying to get people to use the system, then they’re probably pricing the tags competitively and not making much back on them, and if that is so, then just think what the roll-out to status members set them back. Would have been a huge expense, if that is all correct. Personally I don’t understand how an RFID-tag, even designed by Marc Newson, could cost anywhere near to that amount.
     
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    Here is a scan of my tag (I am Plat). I suspect the shape and size make them vulnerable to being torn off. I could also evision a situation of them being "lost" off bags coincidental with wage negotiations, for example!
     

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    QF still hasn't sent me the tag.

    Over a dozen phone calls and emails so far.
     
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    Maybe still regarded by the faceless managers in Coward Street as still an Oz domestic issue. I know you are more Oz domestic than many of us, but maybe an address thing?
     
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    As I jump between SQ and QF can you advise if the tag would have to be removed for international travel with another carrier ? I know that some check-in staff seem to be very zealous in their removal of the wrap around sticky type tags in this situation.
     
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    Wouldn't imagine so, it's a QF bag system thing. In theory, it'll be no more destructive to your bags chances of arriving at your international destination in one piece, than the old credit-card sized plastic bag tags:)
     
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    No, everyone else in NZ has gotten theirs several months ago. QFF keeps blaming fulfilment process errors without resolving the problem.
     
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    My TA says that I have probably earned a "black mark" with QF for some of my past antics, maybe I'm not alone ;)
    Also my partner gold is waiting for her card and tags and it's been 4 weeks now (they do say 4 - 6 weeks - which I have never understood - immediate fullfilment would create a lot more goodwill and comment than "it's still not arrived"
     
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    Bag tags finally arrived.
     
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    I did my first self service bag drop in Sydney yesterday. Quite easy to put the sticker on my bag and then scan my boarding pass. What happens if you are over 23kgs ? I was 20.8kgs. I take it with the Q Tag you can just put it on the belt and send it through.
     
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    Oops I received the tag when I made silver and threw it straight in the bin. Oh well, figure it doesn't really matter as I have found Qantas sends the luggage out when they feel like it. It doesn't matter what status or class of travel I have with Qantas you can always guarantee that my bags will be amongst the last.
     
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