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Routes With Largest Amount Of Baggage?  
User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3458 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8032 times:

Do you see certain routes/airlines that seem to have an extremely large amount of baggage either hold or carry on? Which in peticular.


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User currently offlineLoisencroach From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 373 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8028 times:

I'm convinced that HP from PHX to MKE has the largest amount of wheelchairs. I used to non-rev that leg and always got bumped by what seemed to be an AARP delegation.

User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4252 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8016 times:

I remember reading on here a while back that those AA flights out of MIA and JFK to some of the Caribbean islands would be prime candidates!

User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8014 times:

FLL during cruise season! (which I think is year round.)

UA and DEN durring winter is pretty heavy/crazy with all those skis and snow boards.


User currently offlineJdwfloyd From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 837 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7993 times:

Anything to MYR, damn golfers.

User currently offlineMiCorazonAzul From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7961 times:

BOS-RSW and RSW-BOS...TONS of golf bags and it seems like just about everyone feels the need to have HUGE suitcases that weigh 100+lbs.....but we still love our customers and all their baggage... Big grin

As we like to say, lots of bags means lots of customers on-board and that's a good thing even if it kills us rampers!


User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7952 times:

New York - Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, South America.

Miami - Port Au Prince.

I think I remember hearing that Continental opens check-in at EWR for Puerto Rico and Santo Domingo flights 90 minutes beforehand, because of the vast quantities of cargo being shipped.



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32175 posts, RR: 72
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7954 times:

Quoting JAGflyer (Thread starter):
Do you see certain routes/airlines that seem to have an extremely large amount of baggage either hold or carry on? Which in peticular.

New York City, Boston, Miami, Orlando, and Fort Lauderdale to anywhere in Hispanola or Puerto Rico are extremely bag intensive routes. One reason jetBlue ended JFK-SDQ was because they couldn't handle the large amount of baggage.



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User currently offlineN471WN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1490 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7940 times:
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any flight to the Philippines.....I have never seen so much stuff in SFO on those flights to Manila----simply amazing.

User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7933 times:

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 6):

Doesn't CO have checkin open all the time or is there a "special" check in for those flights. Usually the check-in is open 2-3 hours before.



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User currently offlineJakob77 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7920 times:

Quoting Dbba (Reply 8):

exactly and a nightmare for flight attendants.


User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7923 times:

I'll add my 2 cents.

Having flown in and out of YUL about 10 times this year so far and leaving around the same time each time I have noticed pax travelling to Africa (AT, MS) seem to all have luggage carts piled up with at least 4-6 huge bags per family.

SQ in LAX needed 2-3 carousels for their 747 arrival from NRT. My flight (LY from YYZ/TLV) was also on the same belt and staff had to remove all the baggage since people couldn't claim it fast enough. Bags were falling off the belt in every direction. Funny thing is, there were 5 open belts and they decided to stick everything on these 3.

[Edited 2005-11-10 04:10:44]


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User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7897 times:

Quoting N62NA (Reply 2):
I remember reading on here a while back that those AA flights out of MIA and JFK to some of the Caribbean islands would be prime candidates!

Yeah the MIA-PAP,POS,SDQ,SJU all carry a ton of luggage!!!  Smile  wink 



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User currently offlineFlyHoss From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7888 times:

On several occasions, I witnessed single passengers checking in at DEN for ASE with more than 20 pieces of luggage. I recall the greatest was 26 pieces (yes, I stood nearby and counted).


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User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7893 times:

Any flight to Africa on Ethiopian Airlines - not uncommon to see pax with 8 pieces of large suitcases checking them in... I recall seeing this one old man at IAD checking in, came from parking lot with a skycap pushing huuuuge cart, about 8 or 9 similar large suitcases. At $150 excess for each above 2 pieces, well...

User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4011 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7866 times:

I would say any routes to and from major cruise ports. Boston-Miami, to name one. AA used A300s to serve the dual needs for large people and baggage capacity. That's what I hear about the A300s: they had a lot of belly space to fit those steamer trunks  Wink.

Now, either the cruise industry has gone to hell or AA is a few sandwiches shy of a picnic. A300s have given way to majestic MD-80s. They must be snapping, or else I have the dynamics wrong. They're the ones running the airline, so I'll defer to their wisdom (sarcasm intended).

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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7808 times:

SV flights from US seem to have lots of bags, due to the Saudi have no problem paying extra for all its washing machines, Tvs, refrigerators as excess baggage.

TACA does have a huge load on some routes from US as well.

I always found it a bit unusual that BWIA pax would checkin really heavy bags inbound to Trinidad and Tobago from JFK etc.

Winter is Ski bag season, Summer is Golf Bag season.

We should start a more interesting thread on Which flights have the most improperly packed bags?



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User currently offlineKevi747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7786 times:

JFK-SDQ hands down. (As some of you have mentioned.  Wink )


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User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11116 posts, RR: 62
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7764 times:

Joining the chorus, I think it would easily be flights from JFK and MIA to Caribbean points, particularly in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. People there literally fly to the United States just to shop for things that would cost many times more in their home countries, and then they fly home with all of it stuffed into bags. It is not uncommon for a family of six or seven to check in at JFK with several bags (per person!) to check

User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5108 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7757 times:

Flights to africa are very heavy. My uncle is from Ghana and when they visit, they expect some of their bags to arrive a few days over. I can also speak for London/Nigeria. The passengers would bring a whole car if they can.

And of course US/Caribbean not only SDQ/SJU try nearly all caribbean destinations. The shortshipped bags on JM and BW to the eastern caribbean becuause of bulkouts are endless during peak seasons. Many a times JM had to ship the bags on Amerijet / DHL cause after a week of bulkouts there is just no other way to get the bags down.

When I worked the JM counter on flights GND/JFK, you would see two people stuggling to lift one bag. They put on the scale and it runs up 100/120lbs, then stare at me and say it is a little heavy. It was quite an experience to work that counter. And of course those who are not overweight are sure to pack exaclty 70lbs in each checked piece and try to fit 50lbs in a bag that obvioiusly cant go in the overhead compartment or under the seat onboard, so to work the gate was another task. These peak season flights are always bulked out.



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User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7730 times:

Quoting N62NA (Reply 2):
I remember reading on here a while back that those SA)">AA flights out of MIA and JFK to some of the Caribbean islands would be prime candidates!

Any flight to SA as well. For some reason the passengers out of EWR seem to be the worst offenders. I wouldn't even know where to buy a suitcase the size of some of those you see commonly. I think it's these flights that created the suitcase wrap rip-off concessions.



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User currently offlineYhz78 From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7718 times:

Any flights on IceAir to KEF is always guaranteed to have a ton of bags and some very interesting cargo as well. About 5 years ago i worked the winter at EGE and Mariah Carey flew in from JFK with 3 or 4 people. Their bags took up all of hold 4 of a B757, I couldn't believe it......what's crazier was that she was only staying for 4 days.


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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12878 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7714 times:

Some flights from the USA to Carribbean island countries, Mexico, certain South and Central American Countries have year round limits on the quanity of excess baggage one can check in. Some of those same airlines and routes severly limit or don't allow any excess baggage at key heavy travel times like around Easter and Christmas.
With many of those flights noted above, they go to places where basic goods are either unavilable, highly taxed (like booze) or expensive (clothing, appliances or almost all imported goods). Often you have a family member working in the USA (legally or illegally) or traveling to see family in the destination countries. They usually bring back stuff for family, friends they bought with their income. In some cases, some are bring items for resale in the destination countries for themselves or for others to make money from.


User currently offlineBabaero From Philippines, joined Jan 2002, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7704 times:
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You wanna see flights from HKG to MNL at christmas time.. 150000 filipino maids trying to get home for xmas, they carry just about everything possible.

User currently offlineLono From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1335 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7657 times:

to and from most places in Mexico... to/from the USA


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25 Sevenforeseven : LHR>LOS>LGW>PHC. Raw fish in carry on bags and car tyres also try to get car batteries on too!!
26 AA B777-200 : I know KLM has weight restrictions on Nigeria flights. But trust me on this one, once you've been on a KLM 744 to Paramaribo you'll go "what the heck?
27 MANmatt : The PK flights from MAN carry a ridiculous amount of luggage to ISB, LHE, KHI, etc. Its not uncommon to be told that all the luggage will not make the
28 HUYfan : I would bet a lot of money on London-Lagos. Regards Mike
29 SA7700 : For the African continent I would say JNB-LOS and JNB-LAD on SA. Rgds SA7700
30 Carpethead : Whenever EK decides to put 800 pax on an A388.
31 Noelg : Any flight from the UK to Pakistan, you walk through the check in hall at for instance BHX before a PK flight leaves and everybody has huge boxes tied
32 Post contains images OSA330 : I recently checked in at BKK for my flight to Zurich/Vienna. I am always very lucky because I have the ability to repeatedly queue in the slowest lane
33 Sjsu2sjcAA777 : SJC-ATL a lot of flowers and veggies from the central valley, also a lot of HR's.
34 Mats : But which flight has the greatest amount of EMOTIONAL baggage?
35 Post contains images FlyAUA : HA! When I worked at AUA I had a lot of experience with this. I must say that routes with the passengers that take the most luggage are: -India -Turke
36 A300AA : Any flight out of MIA to Latin America, specially MIA GYE MIA CLO MIA VVI MIA MGA No overheadbins available after the first 100 pax have boarded. MIA
37 B757capt : Jdwfloyd- you hit it on the head Our 737-300's carry 132 pax. usually on a full flight we have some 250-300 bags. GYY-MYR NUTS
38 N323ER : They are a few that come to mind from my years of being a ramp agent Old Ghana DC-10 BWI-Accra FL BWI (Florida) ATA BWI-EGUN RYAN RIACREW
39 RicardoFG : Then you havent seen a MP YYZ-AMS flight...30-40 WCHR per flight I have to say Lagos flights I've never seen so may oversize bags in my life...any fl
40 Aussieindc : When I was working at Heathrow, any flight into India was horrendous for extra baggage. People started to get crafty though and carried huge amounts o
41 BritPilot777 : Yea you guys havent seen shit till you see the amount of baggage, both hold and carry on, on the LHR - LOS route, you gotta see it to believe it!! BP7
42 Lucianflyboy : I vote for JFK/MIA to SDQ/PAP/KIN/POS. AA has baggage embargoes every year for that reason. It's crazy especially at Christmas time.
43 Columbia107 : I vote for Bermuda/ JFK. The island has limited good quality clothes and dometic appliances retail outlets. Thus everyone goes to the US for shopping.
44 Kahala777 : A few votes for the largest baggage loads! Los Angeles to Honolulu Los Angeles to Manila Los Angeles to Sao Paulo Los Angeles to Seoul New York to San
45 Supa7E7 : MCO has some really heavy bags!!!
46 B707Stu : From my experience from working at tkt counters, it's no question, it's West African trips. Boxes and boxes, bags and bags, from computers to stereo's
47 Post contains images LGWspeedbird : BA's LGW - KIN is the worst, I checked in a pax the other day who had 5 bags all at 32kg (70lbs I think). We have a whole zone dedicated to the KIN ch
48 Post contains images SongStar : Ooooh...my 2 cents here... I have to agree with the JFK/LGA-FLL route...and believe it or not....JFK-SFO...apparently there are no retail stores in th
49 Jetdeltamsy : Nearly all routes between North America and Latin America & the Caribbean are very, very heavy with checked luggage. I know the ski and golf destinati
50 YV136C : I'll pitch in with MIA-MAR. A VH captain once told me that they had leased 733's to fly that route to replace the 722's and then decided against it be
51 Post contains images TAL727 : I fully agree with some previous comments Flights to Africa have definitely lots of baggage. I have flown TP LIS-OXB (Bissau) and it is incredible!! L
52 Soups : Any long haul flight from Lagos, Accra, Abidjan, Kano, Port Harcourt, Lome, Cotonou, Beirut, Damascus, Kingston, Freetown, Dakar, Ouagadougou,Abuja. N
53 JAGflyer : Last time I arrived @ T3 in YYZ I noticed about 30 elderly people in wheelchairs with a CX lanyard and information card. Lots of families take their e
54 Kahala777 : JFK-SFO, is a business driven routed supported by more than healthy international tourist demand. As fr as retail in the Bay Area. Chanel, Ferragomo,
55 BlrBird : So true! Generally to/from India is lot of baggage, but india-sin takes the crown and India-DXB might be up there.
56 Post contains links Shane : OMG it's gotta be SFO-MNL (via HNL)! can you say BALIKBAYAN BOX? Have you ever seen the hideous check-in lines?! look at this: http://www.bayanimagazi
57 SLUAviator : I would say UA from ORD to any of the Asian destinations!
58 Post contains images Leezyjet : Around Xmas time when the B744 used to operate LHR-LOS, it could not physically carry the amount of bags that passengers brought so a couple of cans o
59 Post contains images AirTranTUS : Until all the boats and people get blown away.
60 AZFLYER84 : anything to LAX, gotta love that international luggage, numerous and heavy!!
61 Post contains images SongStar : Wow ...tongue-in-cheek goes nowhere on here huh....i was being sarcastic...but oh well... ss
62 FLYACYYZ : YYZ-DEL - hands down. Agents routinely "work the lounge" tagging excess and oversized baggage. If memory serves correct, the inagural flight had over
63 Post contains images SAIL52115 : As a fairly regular flyer on MDW-LAX on WN, I am still amazed at how much luggage families can tote! And here's the kicker: they are usually transferr
64 Malaysia : yeah but I need to really figure out why the balikbayans seem to bring tons of boxes of Krispy kreme Donuts as carryon to MNL??? I dont think a donut
65 RAMPRAT980 : Any of the flights to India gats my vote for the most amount of bags
66 DeltaGator : Multiple by 2.2 if my memory serves me correctly which would make it just shy of 163 pounds. I believe the British term would be "bloody heavy!" I sw
67 AC777233LR : Any transcon flight arriving on the Indian subcontinent!
68 An-225 : Guys, remember, it also depends on the aircraft. During summer months, UA flight 43 DEN-HNL had a domestic 777 (36 first/312 coach config). What a pai
69 ACB777 : Why do India flights have a large amount of baggage?
70 LH423 : I once had a band checking in and they had a box that way 104 kg (yes, kilograms)! I had no idea what to do since there was no way they could take ou
71 2travel2know : For CM: PTY-PAP-KIN, PTY-SDQ, PTY-LIM, PTY-HAV
72 Rafabozzolla : Basically any flight from a place where things are cheaper to another one where those same goods are more expensive. So any US flight into a third wor
73 QM001 : My 2 cents... Any DT flight from either LIS or JNB. I once saw a fully loaded 742 depart with 97 pax. There was that much bagage. Some pax had 2 or th
74 Post contains images Swatpamike : Hello all There should be a law against huge bags As a ramp agent you are my favorite customer At MCO on WN it is not unusual to see a flight booked t
75 Soups : Thats typical of africans sometimes you see 5 year old kids pushing a trolley with 3-4 bags
76 Aerofan : any destination to lagos. excess bags to this destination is a good revenue stream
77 Jafa39 : I was going to suggest LHR-AKL NZ1 as you get 2x32kg checked baggage but having read through this thread that would seem pretty small beer compared to
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