7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3341 times:
Quoting LGWspeedbird (Thread starter): US and Carribean allowances will be 2 cases at 23kgs
Europe and Domestic plus Australia will be 1 case at 23kgs
Is this a change? I have been issuing tickets to the US/Carribean for donkeys years with 02PC on them, so unless the limit per piece is changing....?
As for the European / Domestic thing, doesnt IATA regulation require domestic tickets to be issued as 01PC and European as 23KG? (depending on carriers weight restriction) Again, it seems to be the same.
Debate is what you put on de hook when you want to catch de fish.
Sampa737 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3310 times:
All I know is DL used to allow 70 pounds per checked item to Brasil and now it's 50 per checked piece. When you have a wife and extremely giving grandmother that like to shop and bring American goodies back to the kiddies, that extra weight is a big difference. However, it does tend to lighten the AmEx bill!
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8943 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3289 times:
DL allows 2 50 lb. bags for most destinations (1 bag for EYW), plus a carry-on bag that can weigh up to 40 lbs. and then a personal item. For example, last week I checked two 45 lb. bags, carried on a 30 lb. bag, and then used my 40 lb. briefcase (that's what happens when you've got 2 computers, a bunch of wires, etc. in it) as a personal item...did not cost me an extra dime, since the carry-on fit into the overhead and the briefcase went under my seat.
WarmNuts From United States of America, joined May 2006, 116 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3271 times:
As a FF, I've seen the allowances decline over the past few years... first on one carrier, than another (though to date the only instance I recall encountering carry-on weight limit enforcement was on CX). It seems this is a great way for airlines to cut operational costs by (marginally) lightening the a/c, maybe?
BTW, when my wife and I embark on our trips back to India (her home), we without fail undergo the Packing Ritual... The scale is brought out two days before we leave, and damned if I don't end up hoisting that suticase while standing on the scale at least a dozen times within that 48 hours... I allow for a 10% margin to compensate for the inaccuracy of our beater scale, and we're good to go...
Teixeim From United States of America, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3250 times:
Sampa, I believe that Delta has just recently changed its baggage allowances to Brazil. We just used DL to and from Brazil in December 2005 and the allowance was 70lbs. per bag. Now, that allowance is only on tickets purchased in Brazil. Bags weighing 51-70lbs. must pay $25 excess baggage fee - a bit of an annoyance, but not a total show-stopper.
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5114 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3202 times:
Quoting 7LBAC111 (Reply 1): Is this a change? I have been issuing tickets to the US/Carribean for donkeys years with 02PC on them, so unless the limit per piece is changing....?
HAHA been a while since i heard that phrase.
Most airlines have always allowed 02P but at 70lbs/32kgs each on international flights. This has been recently changed to 50lbs/23kgs each. Most North American and Caribbean Carriers have already done this, save for a few routes. I was wondering when things were going to change on the European side. As to exactly why the change, I can't remember exactly. SOmeone who does please shed some light.