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Sterling - You Now Have To Pay For Your Luggage  
User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3890 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3044 times:

Because of the harsh market in the airlineindustry amongst the cheap competitors, Sterling will from autumn on put a pricetag on bringing your luggage with you..........................


0-15 kg: 5 USD
15-20 kg: 30 USD
20-25 kg: 55 USD


And this is for one way only !

You also have to pay 8.50 USD for every kg you have in excess luggage.


Article in Norwegian:

http://www.vg.no/pub/vgart.hbs?artid=154049

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User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3027 times:

Quoting Mortyman (Thread starter):
0-15 kg: 5 USD

Thats quite reasonable. Most people won't have more than that anyway, especially on the short intra-scandinavian and shorter intra-european flights. Their fares are good, so I don't think these luggage charges are over the top. However the gap between 0-15 and 15-20kg is quite large. This might be an indication that they want to try to limit people's baggage, for whatever reason.


User currently offlineAcelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 830 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2991 times:

does this include charter flights???
Just thinking that a family going on holiday for two weeks is going to end
up paying quiet a lot...
As a example holiday makers here mostly seem to travel with a case each
and I bet almost all are over 15kg....

Hope this is not going to become a trend....



from the Island with sun and great photo's.. Why not visit Lanzarote
User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2922 times:

Quoting Mortyman (Thread starter):
0-15 kg: 5 USD
15-20 kg: 30 USD

Well that's not so bad. The 55 $ is a bit high if you ask me. So 5 USD for me.  Smile never have more if I check.


User currently offlineIAHFLYER From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2922 times:

Quoting Mortyman (Thread starter):
0-15 kg: 5 USD

So even if you don't have luggage their is a $5 fee?



Little airports with the big jets are the best!! Floyd
User currently offlineAcelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 830 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2886 times:

Quoting IAHFLYER (Reply 4):
So even if you don't have luggage their is a $5 fee?

Perhaps they charge you for hand bagage instead...
Why is it priced in USD?



from the Island with sun and great photo's.. Why not visit Lanzarote
User currently offlineMaersk737 From Denmark, joined Feb 2004, 702 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

Quoting Acelanzarote (Reply 5):
Why is it priced in USD?

It isn't  Wink

The prices in Norwegian kroner:

0-15 kg: 27 kroner
15-20 kg: 175 kroner
20-25 kg: 323 kroner

Cheers

Peter



I'm not proud to be a Viking, just thankfull
User currently offlineKevin777 From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 1165 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

Well, when you're paying the price of a happy meal for your airline ticket I guess charging for luggage is fair enough..... However, Sterling claims it's because of weight reduction.. what about fat people then??!! Or generally people above average weight... I'm at 92 kilos, guess I should pay some penalty, too..

Stefan Vilner, Sterling' previous commercial manager who fled the company a couple of months ago, also claimed that it wasn't to make money from luggage charges, nor was it to save money on fuel for them - it was for THE ENVIRONMENT only... CO2 reduction... OH come off it!!! How stupid do you think people are...! I just read that Sterling also - no, I'm not joking - has removed two out of three inflight magazines (leaving just one per two rows) to save fuel..! Now, I'm not pro extra fuel consumption, and of course every little bit helps, but that's just silly.... doing it to save costs of printing the magazines, fair enough though...

I'm sure the old Maersk people at Sterling (probably down to the last few) are cursing the luggage charges....

Kevin777  Smile



"I was waiting for you at DFW, but you must have been in LUV" CPH-HAM-CPH CR9
User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3890 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

The prices are quoted in USD, simply because I made the conversion for you. We're serviceminded here in Norway, you see  Smile

There is no charges for handluggage.


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

This is a good idea, it will increase revenue without having to increase fares.

Kris



Word
User currently offlineIAHFLYER From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2604 times:

Quoting Mortyman (Reply 8):
We're serviceminded here in Norway, you see Smile

Thanky you, also is there much demand for norway to Houston traffic?



Little airports with the big jets are the best!! Floyd
User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3890 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2596 times:

Don't know for sure. However there are many big oilcompanies here in Norway, including American based in Houston. However if it's enough to start traffic, I don't know.

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