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c5onknees
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Buying A Seat For Baggage.

Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:15 am

I was on the Delta website looking around and found this, I was just looking around at the baggage sizes, etc. allowable for carryon and saw this.. You can purchase a seat for bag and they give examples of acceptable bulky items. Is it me or are these the most random examples ever? Who comes up with this stuff?

Examples of Fragile & Bulky Items:
Amplifiers
Animal Trophies
Antiques
Archery Equipment
Beer
Bicycles
Blueprints
Cameras
Car Seats
Ceramics
China
Counters
Crystal
Diving Equipment
Doll Houses
Dolls
Figurines
Fishing Rods
Flash Equipment
Flowers
Lenses
Liquor
Maps
Meters
Microscopes
Mirrors
Model Airplanes
Model Trains
Musical Equipment
Ornamental Bric-a-Brac
Oscilloscopes
Paintings
Perfumes
Plants
Polygraph Equipment
Projectors
Radios
Sculptures
Sketches
Sleeping Bags
Speakers
Stereos
Strollers
Stuffed Animals
Tape Recorders
Televisions
Tennis Racquets
Tents
Terrariums
Trophies
Vases
Wines
 
MarshalN
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RE: Buying A Seat For Baggage.

Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:25 am

When you have a half a million dollar cello (as my friend does) you don't really mind paying for the ticket. Besides, if you're travelling for work chances are someone's paying for the ticket anyway :p
 
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RE: Buying A Seat For Baggage.

Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:22 am

I guess the idea is that if you buy a seat, you should not expect to put anything you want on it, as in have a live dog in there etc. I guess if you are a jewellery dealer, or a courier of sensitive material (such as diplomatic pouches etc), and need extra room with you for your additional carry-on, then buying another seat would work.

Some airlines, like Ethiopian, have seat upgrades for something like $200 upon checkin, one-way. So, if you have too much luggage to checkin, you could pay for an upgrade and get additional checkin allowance that comes with the class. I believe for each extra item, one is charged $150 (these rates may have gone up recently).
 
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RE: Buying A Seat For Baggage.

Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:31 am

Quoting MarshalN (Reply 1):
When you have a half a million dollar cello (as my friend does) you don't really mind paying for the ticket.

If his cello was worth a half a million dollars, do you really think he would be flying on an airline such as Delta? I would think he would have his own plane or something if he's got money like that.
On a side note...for $500,000 whats his cello made of? Solid Gold? Or is he Yo-Yo Ma?
 
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RE: Buying A Seat For Baggage.

Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:39 am

Quoting C5onknees (Thread starter):
Archery Equipment

is this a typographic error ?
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RE: Buying A Seat For Baggage.

Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:59 am

Quoting ACYWG (Reply 3):
If his cello was worth a half a million dollars, do you really think he would be flying on an airline such as Delta? I would think he would have his own plane or something if he's got money like that.
On a side note...for $500,000 whats his cello made of? Solid Gold? Or is he Yo-Yo Ma?

Considering that your run of the mill brand new Yamaha baby grand piano runs you about 20-25,000USD, I have no doubt in my mind that the cello is old, nostalgic, and has a one in of a kind sound to it. It's a piece of artwork that produces artwork through the form of melodic and harmonic melodies. The thing is, often times these instruments are floating around, waiting to be discovered, then their deceased grandfather's cello gets valued, and it comes up at a high price. Don't have to be a millionaire for that to happen.

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RE: Buying A Seat For Baggage.

Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:20 pm

Quoting ACYWG (Reply 3):
If his cello was worth a half a million dollars, do you really think he would be flying on an airline such as Delta? I would think he would have his own plane or something if he's got money like that.
On a side note...for $500,000 whats his cello made of? Solid Gold? Or is he Yo-Yo Ma?

If you're a really talented musician, often people and dealers will loan out, long-term, one of a kind antique instruments for you to use. It increases their value when it's returned, and often you can't get anything new that sounds like them. It's not even remotely a stretch for someone to be carrying around a cello appraised at $500k.
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RE: Buying A Seat For Baggage.

Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:25 pm

I want someone to tell me why you can take archery equipment onto a plane. Why don't they just say you can take yuor $3000 rifle onto the plane?

Some people.
 
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RE: Buying A Seat For Baggage.

Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:35 pm

Reservations calls it "cabbage". The second seat is booked under the last name of the passenger, first name "Cbbg".


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c5onknees
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RE: Buying A Seat For Baggage.

Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:39 pm

Ramprat, its def. not a typo. haha
 
MarshalN
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RE: Buying A Seat For Baggage.

Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:44 pm

Quoting ACYWG (Reply 3):
If his cello was worth a half a million dollars, do you really think he would be flying on an airline such as Delta? I would think he would have his own plane or something if he's got money like that.
On a side note...for $500,000 whats his cello made of? Solid Gold? Or is he Yo-Yo Ma?

You clearly do not know how the classical music industry is like... there are plenty of musicians whose instruments are at least $50000-$100000, and these are often students in conservatories whose families are willing to invest that much into a good instrument. Once they start working they will continue to invest in their equipment (and sell the old ones if they want). I have quite a few friends who are professionals in this area, and their instruments definitely cost more than their cars -- it's their career, and it makes sense for them to pay top dollar for this stuff. Just the bow of the cello/violin/whatever string can cost just as much as the instrument itself.

I don't know how much Yo Yo Ma's cello costs, but I'll be surprised if it's not 7 figures.
 
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RE: Buying A Seat For Baggage.

Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:41 pm

I was dealing with a pax that was flying LAX/CDG/EVN in Bussiness Class.
She had 6 bags with her. As per Armenian airlines rules, Pax are only allowed to check-in 3 bags which they pay for 1.
I told her that we could not check in ther bags due to that. I told her the only way was to buy another seat, which she did for about 4000 dollars one way if i recall in J/cl.
 
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RE: Buying A Seat For Baggage.

Wed Oct 12, 2005 4:07 pm

I've never had trouble buying a seat for my baggage. If the kids are lucky, they even get to sit next to me as well! He he he
 
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RE: Buying A Seat For Baggage.

Wed Oct 12, 2005 5:45 pm

Beer???
who buys a seat for beer???
maybe they meant a barrel of beer???
now wouldnt that be interesting to have on board....hmmm
 
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RE: Buying A Seat For Baggage.

Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:37 pm

Sometime it might also be cheaper, with excess baggage charged by some airlines around $60/kg
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RE: Buying A Seat For Baggage.

Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:58 pm

We have a small section in our cabin crew manual dedicated to the carriage onboard, and restraint of cellos! No other instrument or bulky item rates a mention, just cellos...!

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