LGWspeedbird
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Baggage Allowances On Major Carriers

Mon May 15, 2006 10:24 pm

Hi All

Soon BA will be reducing their checked in baggage allowance and hand baggage will only be allowed if it fits in the Hand Baggage check thingy.

US and Carribean allowances will be 2 cases at 23kgs
Europe and Domestic plus Australia will be 1 case at 23kgs

Anything else and you will be charged for it.

I have noticed that Virgin have already dropped their economy allowance on US flights to 2 pieces at 23kgs, what are the allowances on other major carriers?

Thanks

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7LBAC111
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RE: Baggage Allowances On Major Carriers

Tue May 16, 2006 1:06 am

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.

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RE: Baggage Allowances On Major Carriers

Tue May 16, 2006 2:33 am

Quoting 7LBAC111 (Reply 1):
02PC

Yes but the limit has indeed gone down to 23KGS, 35 for Businessclass, at KL at least.

Quoting 7LBAC111 (Reply 1):
European as 23KG

KL gives you 20KGS, 30KGS Businessclass. No IATA seems to apply. There's a 2 KGS waiver.

Handluggage has to fit in the 'thingy' and weigh no more than 10KGS or 5KGS for commuters.

At AMS there's a 'mystery guest' showing up almost every day so don't be surprised to find very strict Agents at the counters  Wink
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sampa737
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RE: Baggage Allowances On Major Carriers

Tue May 16, 2006 2:36 am

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!
 
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RE: Baggage Allowances On Major Carriers

Tue May 16, 2006 3:38 am

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.

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RE: Baggage Allowances On Major Carriers

Tue May 16, 2006 4:03 am

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...

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RE: Baggage Allowances On Major Carriers

Tue May 16, 2006 4:10 am

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teixeim
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RE: Baggage Allowances On Major Carriers

Tue May 16, 2006 4:34 am

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.

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http://www.delta.com/traveling_check...aggage/baggage_allowance/index.jsp
 
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RE: Baggage Allowances On Major Carriers

Tue May 16, 2006 7:57 am

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.
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RE: Baggage Allowances On Major Carriers

Tue May 16, 2006 8:02 am

Remember also, DL waives the $25 fee for up-to 70lb bags for Medallion flyers.

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