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US Baggage Discrimination

Mon May 15, 2000 7:08 am

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?
 
daddy1
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RE: US Baggage Discrimination

Mon May 15, 2000 9:03 am

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.
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Brick
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RE: US Baggage Discrimination

Mon May 15, 2000 10:11 am

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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HyperMike
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RE: US Baggage Discrimination

Mon May 15, 2000 2:56 pm

Don't forget that fewer bags mean that more room can be given to their cargo customers.
 
WorldTraveller
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RE: US Baggage Discrimination

Tue May 16, 2000 12:20 am

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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