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User currently offlineAMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2713 times:


I'm flying AMS-BHX-DUB next week and just KNOW for sure that my suitcases are gonna be over the weight limit. I don't even know what the weight limit is on My Travel Lite and Ryanair.

Does anyone know what it is on both carriers?

Any advice?


Aer Lingus, Proud to be Irish.
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User currently offlineGoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2706 times:

MyTravel Lite: 20kg checked, 5kg on board http://www.mytravellite.com/skylights/html/info_faq.htm

Ryanair: 15kg checked, 7kg on board http://www.ryanair.com/faqs/travel.html?id=6


User currently offlineJjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2656 times:

Finally: airlines with reasonable luggage weight restrictions. I cringe when I see folks coming up with 100 pounds of luggage; airlines are not moving services.


User currently offlineGoose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1849 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2632 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.

"Talk to me, Goose..."
User currently offlineWestJetYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2602 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!

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