He said...Youve Got Too Much Baggage!

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  1. Eaglekiwi profile image77
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Has anyone travelled recently, and if you have please tell me how much you paid forluggage?

    National/International etc

    First bag free? does that mean a second bag is considered excess?

    My story is I called and explained to the guy,I am booked on such n such flight , my itinarary
    includes 2 national flights and one International ,so am I paying at each airline twice ,even though I booked with one airline?

    "How many bags"he said, "Two"I replied.

    You've got too much baggage!

    Yes I really meant luggage kinda baggage hehe

    1. Beth Godwin profile image81
      Beth Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Flew International in July.  No bags were free. First bag was $20.00 but must weigh less than 50 pounds.  Second bag was $49.00.  So I took one bag with a 30 gallon garbage bag for anything over 50 pounds.  I like to shop when traveling so I always have heavier luggage coming back. LOL. One carry on and one purse were allowed per person at no charge. Next time I'm traveling light!

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image77
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank-you your experience was helpful.

        Im traveling as light as I can.

        Carry on should be ok.

        Guess I just need to make sure Ive got enough cash,or I will just leave my worldly goods with the airline ..hmm

  2. barryrutherford profile image77
    barryrutherfordposted 7 years ago

    my mind for some reason when straight to emotional baggage smile

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image77
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      So.............j/k lol

      1. Lissie profile image77
        Lissieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Nothing - I travel carry on only. Often even if you get free luggage - which probably means you are paying more for the ticket - its only for 1 checked bag.

        2 bags is definitely too much

    2. pixiejoy profile image61
      pixiejoyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      me too.. haha big_smile

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image77
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Had to get your attention somehow wink

  3. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    how long was the trip?...i like to travel lightly and not drag around luggage - so...these days 2 suitcases might be too much - all the excess weight on flights.

    I find it really funny when i'm flying and see a couple with 6 or more bags...wow! and big ones too....looks like they are moving rather than visiting! and just trying to get around the airport to check in with too many bags looks like a real drag...

    I've over packed too many times and now i've got it figured out - I can do laundry...I think part of realizing how to travel lightly has come from travelling for a few weeks or more by motorcycle.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image77
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The trip will be 27 hrs (6 of that layover time)


      2 National flights -1 International.

      One way -and yep I hear ya re traveling light.

      Been sorting and resorting-sighs.

      The only thing Im really sure about is stuffing my handbag with candy lol

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
        Hollie Thomasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Don't know about NZ, but even that can be a problem in the UK, taking food or drink onto the aircraft. I think there's an exception though, if it's been bought in the airport.

        1. 2uesday profile image82
          2uesdayposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          There are restrictions on liquids you can take through the security check in the UK and some other European counties. So bottled water etc. has to be bought at the shops air side if you need it. You cannot carry liquids such as shampoo etc. above a certain limit. I have found a link that gives the restrictions here -

          http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTr … /DG_078179

          1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
            Hollie Thomasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Yes, I remember now 2uesday, but it also depends on the airline, too. Thomas cook, no more than 100mls, Emirates, 250mls.

        2. Eaglekiwi profile image77
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Food if sealed is ok-but im off to check wink

      2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        ...cool EK...going home for a visit...must be soon, if you're packing!

        I'm taking off for a quick visit to Mexico on Friday - i intend to pack really light....bathing suits, sarongs, sandals, some other light summer wear - not much more than that - i just plan on hangin' around the beach for a week....read, walk, explore a bit and eat and drink sumthin'!  ...no phone..no laptop...nothing electronic...ooops, I'll need my camera

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image77
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          How cool!!
          Get away from the rat race and enjoy everything smile

          Hope you have an awesome time.

          P.S Boil the water.

  4. 2uesday profile image82
    2uesdayposted 7 years ago

    I know this does not apply to Eaglekiwi's trip but just in case anyone is thinking of travelling in the UK.

    Regarding hand luggage to go through security your handbags cameras etc. have to go into your carry on baggage; that is just the one.  Not trying to steer the thread off course just thought it might be useful to someone.

    The budget airlines are also very strict on carry/cabin on luggage here, they will either weigh it or make you put it in a 'cage' to check the dimensions at the boarding gate. I was once made to empty the side pockets on a bag as it made it an inch wider, even though it was not as tall as the allowed size.

  5. leahlefler profile image97
    leahleflerposted 7 years ago

    When we travel, we usually have 1 bag for me, 1 bag for my husband, and 1 bag for the kids (combined because they are little) and 1 bag for medical supplies. That works out to 1 bag per person, which flies for free on Southwest (we usually fly within the US at this stage of life). I do believe medical equipment flies free (even if it means there is an extra bag)... I need to check on that, though.

  6. Borsia profile image42
    Borsiaposted 7 years ago

    Flew back and forth to South America on Copa 2 x 50 lbs free + carry-on
    My brother is Booked to the Philippines in Dec. Air China, or China air I'm not certain but it is the same 2 bags 50lbs free.

    I try never to fly on any US owned carriers the service is always better on foreign airlines. The food is better, more and free usually on Copa that includes free drinks, though I seldom drink.
    The staff is always friendlier as well, always helpful, never an attitude.


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