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Maxing your baggage allowance
This morning I booked flights to Adelaide - BA via Melbourne, inc 46 kgs of luggage plus an additional sports bag (diver!) plus as much hand baggage as I can carry (normal on most airlines is 7kg).
How? BA charge £72 if you book in advance for an extra bag, no weight restrictions on carry-on luggage as long as you can lift it onto the hat rack unassisted. I was charged £540 for flight, £72 for the extra bag, all in economy.
How did you max your baggage allowance?
Last edited by Pies; 13-05-2009 at 06:59 PM.
Hi pies i tried to do the same and was told i might be charged again with qantas as the first half was with BA,the flight was glasgow to heathrow ba1489 then heathrow to singapour ba0011 then the last singapour to adelaide ba7382 but operated by qantas. Can you tell me if your last part is with qantas and have you herd this.
looking to book for the 30th june.
from sunny clydebank
Yes you need to be careful with that guys - if your flights are not with the same carrier all the way through the journey, you could come unstuck. Double check to make sure
Originally Posted by ReadyPenny
Ok, I am now in Oz with my 80kgs of luggage and 20kgs hand luggage - it cost me an excess of £90. But it was a close run thing!!
If I had turned up at the airport with all the luggage, BA would give me an extra sports bags worth, BUT charged me at £25 per kg for all other excess.
BUT, because I had contacted the call centre a few days and asked them what the script was about excess luggage, explained to them that I had booked through BA in order to take advantage of their excess baggage policy and tried to book excess bagggage online but system had failed, they put a note on the system saying I was entitled to sports bag and one excess bag at £90. (normally it should be £72 if checked in online 24 hours ahead of the flight)
So they had to honour it at the airport................................nor did I get charged the £25 excess they normally charge for bags in excess of 23kgs, so result all round.
Moral of the story: check, get confirmation and stick to your guns (I should add that on both calls to the call centre and discussion with the ground staff at Glasgow they all had to defer to more senior colleagues).
OK, then it took 3.5 days to get here and 4.5 days for the luggage to arrive, but I'm here now...........
Last edited by Pies; 19-06-2009 at 09:42 AM.
Anyone shipped a car over to OZ in the container before?
Is this possible? To ship your car in a container along with your other stuff?