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Checked luggage allowances around the world

Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:42 am

G'day all,

This topic was brought up in the TAP A321XLR topic, where someone mentioned that Brazil used to have a law requiring all airlines to include 2x 23kg checked bags with every ticket. I found something similar when booking a flight from Vietnam to the US this year - pretty much every airline included two pieces of checked luggage with even the cheapest economy fares. This surprised me given how quickly European and US airlines have done away with all free checked luggage on TATL routes.

With KL/AF now bucking this trend and offering "lite" fares to both S. America and Asia, I was wondering what the reasons are for these remaining large free allowances. How long do you think we'll see some destinations/regions retain checked luggage as standard?
 
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Re: Checked luggage allowances around the world

Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:16 pm

Russia used to have a similar law as well, that is until Pobeda was founded. In fact the founding of Pobeda was the very reason this law was scrapped, but I believe luggage allowances on Aeroflot and other Russian FSCs are still pretty generous. Before Pobeda there have been several attempts to start an LCC in Russia, but they all failed because they were forced to include these loss-making products for free. Pobeda is the first Russian LCC that actually succeeded.
 
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Re: Checked luggage allowances around the world

Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:16 am

Australia still has one free checked bag max. 23kg on full fat carriers.
 
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Re: Checked luggage allowances around the world

Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:38 pm

Kent350787 wrote:
Australia still has one free checked bag max. 23kg on full fat carriers.

As you said only on the ‘full service’ brands Qantas and Virgin. I think the reason you see the relative generous inclusions from these airlines compared to the US and EU majors is due to the airlines owning their low cost competition. Therefore they have motivation to offer more of a difference in product between each groups two brands. We don’t have the independent low cost competition of other regions. Anything not QF or VA owned is small charter or regional operators covering small niches. The largest independent airline in Aus would be Rex flying 30 seat Saabs...
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