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Howard, Maria, Jamie, & Sam.
Howard Flinn - Mobile Bank Manager for ME Bank - www.mebank.com.au
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I'm sure I had seen it - had another look on their website and it looks like the charge for an extra bag is £90. I am panicking over baggage now - don't mind paying a bit extra if I have to but not hundreds. I know you get more baggage allowance with Singapore Airlines but they were way more expensive and the way things are going - every penny helps. Have written to them to see if they will give me more - will let you know if I hear anything. When are you flying over?
We flew with Cathay from Heathrow to Hong Kong then onto Adelaide in March. We couldnt believe how crap the baggage allowance was considering we were emigrating! And we didnt get an option of having extra allowance. We were over on most of the bags but they didnt charge us, either at Heathrow or HK. The plane was nice from H to HK but not so good from HK to Adelaide. I would use them again all in all!
When packing look at the things that are really heavy ie; shoes, handbags, toiletries makeup. Decant the last two into small portions, you can buy the rest of the stuff when you get here. You can cut back on undies etcetera, I know it sounds crazy but they all add up you can wash as you go and your shipment will arrive not long after you and they are all things that you will have to replace eventually anyway. When packing your jumpers etcetera, bring the ones that are lighter even if they are bulkier, buy the shrink bags to put them into. I travel all around the world quite often and carry hardly anything, you can manage. Its hard enough travelling without having to lug around a bunch of stuff. My son on the other hand takes everything he has ever owned with him including his pillow and his blanket he has had since he was 3 (he is now 27 and way to old to have a blanky), it is such a damn pain travelling with him. All the best.
How bizzarre, we are going to Heathrow then Via Hong Kong with Cathay and have been told we can have 23K each? Its all so different.
We are so overweight but are just sending a box by sea, cheap as chips and just some clothes we won't need (and lots of kids toys) until we've been there a while.
Denise (40) Nathan (41) Jake (6) & Lola (5)
For the people that flew from Manchester to Adelaide - can I just ask if you had to physically check in again at Hong Kong (retrieving your luggage again) - did you not get a boarding pass for the whole journey?
Thanks Vicki :-)
Joanne (43), Ged (41) & Bella the cat (8).....and now Brian the dog; the only Aussie in the house. Arrived 8/1/09 from Oldham, Gtr Manchester.
Rented in Findon, SA for 22 months built own house & so now moved to Seaford Meadows. Became citizens 9/12/13. Life doesn't get much better
We flew Cathay Pacific from Heathrow on 4 June this year and were probably about 5kg over and nothing was said to us and we didn't incur any excess baggage. It's probably the luck of the day and who is on the desk and how nice you are to then. Good luck.
hey huys ive booked with cathay and was told about the migrant fare but decided against it, regretting it now!! whats the max hand luggage allowance??