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User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1910 times:

What are the baggage allowance policies for today's major airlines? I notice that there seems to be an industry-wide shift toward lighter allowances. (For example, ATA used to be 70 lbs domestic. Now, it's only 50 lbs. Same with United.)

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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1846 times:

I think you can look them up on each airline's own website for that info.


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User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 days ago) and read 1707 times:

FROM/TO USA 2 pieces not excedding 32k (70lbs) on most airlines, some airlies allow three pieces when i flew on UA, and Southwest!
flight that doenst end or start in USA, you should check with the airline some allow 20KG 23KG 30KG 40KG 50KG (depending on route and class)



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User currently offlineGotbound From Sweden, joined Oct 2006, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

If I fly on a itinerary. which includes a trans-atlantic leg, a few days stopover, then continue on a domestic US leg, and then back to Europe, all on same carrier. Will I have 2 x 32kg allowance (which is stated for the trans-atlantic legs) on all my flights incl. the US domestic leg?

rgs.GOTbound


User currently offlineAms From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

Will I have 2 x 32kg allowance (which is stated for the trans-atlantic legs) on all my flights incl. the US domestic leg?

If the U.S domestic flights belong to the International segments (Through Fare)then the same allowance applies to the domestic flights, However if you are holding a separate ticket; then the normal domestic rules applies.


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AMS



User currently offlineDstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1462 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

This is one area where the airlines are sending very mixed and confusing signals to their customers.

Once upon a time it was clear 22kg in economy in Europe, piece system transatlantic. To Lagos anything hat can be carried.

Now some LCC's have reduced, but not very well publicised, lower hold baggage limits, 15kg for example which they enforce (ryanair) but some have increased on board weight limits, Easyjet for example. Yet some carriers who used to be full service, but now try to be all things to all people, have begun to police on board weight limits more aggressively.

Curiously the reams of conditions pages that spew out for an eticket (all at your expense) seem to bury this information very deeply.

No wonder passengers are confused


User currently offlineSkyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1604 times:

Well for ATA....

3 bags allowed(domestic)...any combination of checked or carry-ons....

extra bags-$50.00 each
bags that weigh 51-70 pounds-$25.00 each
bas that weigh over 70 pounds-$50.00 each

No bags allowed over 100 pounds......although some of our stations are very liberal in what they charge for baggage.

Chris


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

To Lagos anything hat can be carried.
that is SO SO SO SO SO SO true! Last time i was on a flight from lagos to Beirut i was at the airport checking in and everyone had about 2 suitcases + 4-5 boxes!!! they said its pineapple! LOL on return flight a guy in cedar club has 2 iron board with him and a vacum cleaner... he gets home open the door and YELL to his wife : LOOK WHAT I BOUGHT U



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User currently offlineJjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

It's no more than two checked bags plus a carry-on (and a personal item, excluding assertive devices, etc.) now at ATA, Chris  Laugh out loud Both checked bags may be no more than 62 linear inches or 50 lbs. unless they are assertive devices for an ADA-protected customer or an item that is otherwise charged a handling fee (i.e. a bike).

Some agents are liberal, but if the scale shows that a bag is over by more than 3-4 pounds, I'll present the customer with their options (to include paying the very reasonable $25 fee). As you know, at C8 we are the rampers; I think this makes us more apt to strictly enforce the rules pertaining to baggage weight.

joe


User currently offlineSkyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

Heya Joe......

OOOPSY daisy.....get your nose out of that contract of carriage  Nuts  Nuts Anyway if they don't want to pay I make em take it out!!!! No lie....one day I unloaded at least one bag that weighed over 100 pounds easy...and 4-5 that were at least 90 pounds. Now what's if you have a boogie board do you have to put a limited release on it.....no cheating......just kidding.

See ya around

Chris


User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 hours ago) and read 1504 times:

What's JetBlue's carry-on policy? There's no specific size anywhere on their website. Is it just basically what you can put overhead or underneath your seat?

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