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Max Bag Weight 23 Kilo On SK (Y) Who Figures?

Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:32 pm

Hello fellow A.Netters,

I'm a regular SK and flies mainly out of Terminal 3 in Copenhagen. This morning I noticed a huge banner hanging from the ceiling claiming, Always Free with SAS:

- Seat Assignment
- 1 checked bag 23 kg
- Newspaper (yea right, if you happen to be among the first 40 people boarding)

Where on earth do the 23 kg originate from. Is that a "scientific calculation"? I mean, MTOW differes drastically from different aircraft, and SAS sure flies many different types.

Any one with insight, or how other carriers figure out the maximum wieght per bag??


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RE: Max Bag Weight 23 Kilo On SK (Y) Who Figures?

Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:52 pm

I don't know why, but that's equivalent to 50 pounds. It's basically the same for many airlines. There are exceptions, of course, but that's a pretty standard weight.

Might have something to do with an American workforce rule getting extended to other parts of the globe... But I really don't know. But the number, yeah, it's 50 pounds.

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