Goose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1895 times:
Heh... 100 lbs? Packing light. I recall working inbound CP flights from LHR.... now those are big friggin' suitcases! Four to five feet long, a foot and a half deep to two feet deep, and three or four feet high... with a million wheels on the bottom, and tied with a length of ugly yellow (or blue) nylon rope. And they weighed 150 lbs! Ah, the memories.....
But yeah... some LCCs do charge excess bag fees if you're carrying 20 pieces of luggage.... and they'll tell you that your excess bags might not make the flight, as they are a lower priority than someone else's single suitcase. I recall some charter carriers used to charge hefty overweight fees, but I haven't heard or seen that amongst LCCs up in my neck of the woods.... usually anything over 50 lbs is most often considered a "Heavy" bag.
WestJetYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1865 times:
Here at WestJet each guest is allowed to check 2 pieces up to 70lbs/32kg per piece, and carry on 2 pieces not exceeding 22lbs/10kg each. Excess baggage fees are only $25CAD+tax ($26.75) for an extra checked bag, or overweight checked bag. Which is VERY reasonable. I've heard of some charters charging as much as $5 per kg over, and they only allowed up to 50lbs!