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US Baggage Discrimination  
User currently offlineBell X-15 From Cayman Islands, joined Apr 2000, 46 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 852 times:

I have travelled on many carriers from many countries, but can anyone tell me why Americans can take 2 cases of luggage when in Europe it is on ly 1?

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User currently offlineDaddy1 From Australia, joined Apr 2000, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 804 times:

graet question, the Americam carriers seem to afford this luxury only to those who travel to and from the us, I guess it must be some incentive to keep them from flying those great airlines like BA and CX,any one else have an idea why this situation occurs.daddy1.


can I have an upgrade thanks..
User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1575 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 781 times:

It has nothing to do with discrimination. Give me a break!

It has everything to do with the weight and balance of the aircraft. Less bags on flights = greater aircraft range and lower fuel costs. Greater range and lower fuel costs yield cheaper fares.



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User currently offlineHypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 750 times:

Don't forget that fewer bags mean that more room can be given to their cargo customers.

User currently offlineWorldTraveller From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 624 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 729 times:

You can take 2 pieces of baggage with you on every flight to the US, it doesn't matter if it is a US airline or not.

Unfortunately, I have no clue why!  

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