Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3368 times:
When did they change that? Because I always heard (and read) of the airlines allowing two pieces up to 32 kilos... and, yes, that's for Economy Class.
While I know that some airlines wanted to change that to 2 pieces of 20 kilos, I'm aware of at least one airline that tried (NW/KL) to introduce this change, but officially recalled the decision one or two months ago.
Ltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13692 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3355 times:
Check the websites of the airlines you plan to use. Those websites will note the total maximum one can have as check in baggage per bag and the total of all bags, the fee schedules for additional bags. On domestic flights, like on CO, the max is 50 pounds (about 22 kgs) per bag, and up to 70 pounds (~32 kgs) with a overweight fee. There are also dimentional size limits on baggage, with fees for items beyond a certain size range, and an absolute limit. There may also be additional fees for sports equipment (skis, snowboards, surfboards).
Some airlines may also limit the total amount one can have as baggage on a flight (even where additional fees paid) on certain high demand flights, at certain times of year (like around Christmas on some international flights).
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3322 times:
As far as I always knew, isn't it 23 kg (50 lbs) for domestic and 32 kg (70 lbs) for international? I knew, either way you can have up to 32 kg, I just thought the difference was whether or not you got charged or not. It seems silly if they only allow 23 kg on international flights, when almost every international airline allows up to 32.
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The only exception are elites, see http://www.nwa.com/freqfly/elite/benefits.html Elite members may check a maximum weight of 70 pounds (32 kilograms) and a dimension (length plus width plus height) of 62 inches for domestic and international travel.
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2629 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3223 times:
While you can exceed your baggage allowance and pay an excess fee, there is one limit which you can't really get around...
In the UK (and for UK carriers) while total baggage allowances may vary, health and saftey regulations limit the maximum weight of a single piece of baggage to 32kg.
They should not accept any bag over this weight due to employee liability ie. somebody will have to lift that bag at some point. And any bag weighing over 20kg will have an additional "heavy" tag attached with the weight written on to pre-warn the baggage handlers.
Mark8762 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3155 times:
It is 23kg (50 pounds ) for domestic, however I would check with the carrier you are flying with domestically. At the ailine I work for, we will allow you 32kg (70 pounds) if your international sector is/was within 24 hours of your domestic sector. Check with the airline you are with and see if they have a similar policy.