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Dubai Airports Crackdown On Oversized Baggage  
User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2130 times:

This was inevitable:

http://www.gulfnews.com/Articles/NationNF.asp?ArticleID=185316

Everytime I travel out of Dubai or towards Dubai, there are passengers with huge bags that are full of everything... weighing upto 50 KG in times. Then you get that passenger asking if he can put some of the stuff with you to avoid paying extra!!! WHAT!!!! Didn't you forget the security question:

"Did you pack your own bag? Are you carrying anything for someone else?"

Dunno how it is in other parts of the world though? Enlighten me people!

Thanks
EK 156

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User currently offlineToptravel From Italy, joined Oct 2005, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

EK156, I was aksed recently on a domestic flight in Australia if I'd check a bag for a woman who had a zillion pieces of luggage.

Are you kidding Sweetheart...Sorry but NO


User currently offlineFOLOV From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2025 times:

This is a good thing for DXB and all airline operating out of it, and all the connecting flights.

It will decrease the injuries, claims for damage bags, lost bag and everything. Lower fuel cost. Refusal of the bags due to lack of space.... so on and on
I hope that more will follow.
I really like this idea of the 50pounds bags that some carrier are adopting.

I travelled with excess pieces before moving from PAR to LAX but i was ready to pay. It will surely cut down the time we argue with pax about overweight charges and so on.
The price of ticket are low but the rules about the bags have not change.
Less weight less fuel. You want more, you pay! makes perfect sense.


User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6924 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

Good God, it's about time!!!

LGW and LHR have major problems with oversize transfer bags from EK to other carriers there, and it was reaching a crisis situation.

What they don't mention in that article was that many of the vendors in the UK were refusing to even move EK's bags, letting them sit. That got their attention pretty quick and the fire spread from there.


User currently offlineFlyLondon From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

Quoting Slider (Reply 3):
LGW and LHR have major problems with oversize transfer bags from EK to other carriers there, and it was reaching a crisis situation.

What they don't mention in that article was that many of the vendors in the UK were refusing to even move EK's bags, letting them sit. That got their attention pretty quick and the fire spread from there.

Its an issue for all their European destinations. EU legislation means bags cannot be over 32kgs for health and safety reasons. EU airports would be within their rights to refuse to unload the oversized bags.


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