We arrived 3 weeks ago and flew with Singapore Airlines,
If you are not on a permanent visa the baggage allowance is 20 kg with 7kg hand luggage.
We were on a 495 temp visa so only allowed 20kg.
Almost impossible to keep it under as you have 3 months to live till container arrives and a mountain of paperwork.
We were 38kg over at Heathrow between us as were told we could only take one hand luggage onboard as was bulky.
Told the lady we were emigrating and she made a phone call and said ok.
She also put a note on the system as we spent 4 days in Singapore and was then ok from Singapore to Adelaide,
Im not saying this is the way to go but there is a bit of leeway.
Pack your bags so you only have one or two bags to use in Singapore, then put the rest in left luggage at the airport - makes travelling to and from the hotel easier. Left luggage is on one of the basement floors (a couple below where you come in if I remember).
If you are over the limit when you get to Heathrow/Manchester, make sure you pay the excess for the whole trip to Adelaide, otherwise you'll get charged again and may have problems in Singapore.
We were 30 odd kgs over at Heathrow, but got there early and were pretty much first to check in, the guy behind the desk only charged us for an extra 5Kg, but it was still nearly £200! It was £38/kg in October this year - flying with Singapore airlines and stopped off in Singapore for 3 days.
thanku every one 4 that ur all so helpful!! x
on a one way permanent visa they gave us 40 kg.each as long as passport not stamped.
I spoke to Singapore Airlines last week before booking and she confirmed that an unstamped permanent visa meant we got 40kg each (no more than 32kg per bag) but as many bags as you liked. The golf bag had to be included in the weight unfortunately.
Originally Posted by The Dimmocks
Get on the A380 if you can its awesome...:)
Think we are on an A380, I wrote it down but can't find the piece of paper. I know it a double decker and think it an A330 Singapore to Adelaide. Can't wait
Originally Posted by HEAPS GOOD !!!
yeh i think the flight SIA to ADL is SQ269....you will love the A380...the best by far...then agin i am a bit biassed i did make parts for it back in the yUK...
i flew out one way with singapore and they were very lenient at heathrow when i explained that i was leaving the uk forever and i thought that my bags were a " little bit over the limit". maybe they took pity on me and 4 small children but i didn't have any problems. Regardless of the luggage issue i would not fly with any one else now, the service was absolutely fantastic. hope this helps