20kg baggage allowance...what to take and what to leave??
Hi all :)
We are trying to gt our flights booked but cant find an airline that will let us prebook excess luggage. They all want to charge $50 per extra kilo!! It would work out really expensive so it really isnt an option to pay that! BA will let us prebook but cant guarantee that the connecting carrier will allow it and may charge us anyway
We were thinking of bringing things like the ipod docking station, dvd player and dvds and some personal items to make the shoprt term rental a bit more homey...but not sure if we can now. We can get another 7kg each in hand luggage (plus the laptop and my handbag for free) but with the restrictions on carry on items im not sure how much we can do with this?? Any tips or ideas on how to make our allowance work for us?
Advice gratefully received as always!
Yes it is expensive,my husband was charged 450pounds excess!!! i wasn't with him !!!
How about posting ahead.
We opened an account with hifx to transfer money over and they were offering one way flights with Quantas 40kg allowance, well we snapped their hands off!!!this was in March/April though so it may not still be on, go to their website, there's a number on there and you can ask them, it's also free to open the account, they dont charge when they transfer either.
Or as already mentioned, you can get a removal company to do you a box with excess luggage to send with you, someone suggested this on here before, I wish I'd thought of it when we came over!!!
Make sure your hand luggage bags are lightweight when empty, we made the mistake of taking wheelie cases and they weighed 3kgs empty!! 4kgs isnt alot to go in a case! We brought loads of cds and dvds (out of the cases) and put them in the travel holders. Get a big hand bag and stuff it full.You can both have one. You just aren't allowed sharp objects, even tweezers, and liquids over a certain amount.
Depending on the visa type you may be able to access the double baggage allowance offered by some Airlines. We travelled on a PR Visa & had the double baggage allowance with Qantas, the only thing was that you have to fly all legs on the journey with the same airline. When we booked our tickets we had to send copies of our PR to the Airline for the increased baggage allowance to be granted.
;)Iam sure you can get extra for one way flights singapore airlines was 40kg each for PR visa holders....check it out.
We only had 20kgs limit too.
We bought the largest size hand luggage allowed, filled it until it weighed 7Kg. We wore clothes with lots of pockets, our heaviest shoes, our jumpers and our coats. We then filled all our pockets - even the kids - with small heavy items.
After check in but before security we removed our coats and jumpers and put all the heavy items into the hand luggage.
We also packed anything electrical looking in our laptop cases. That stuff can be very heavy.
Ironically we flew with Cathay and they told us that they unofficially allow 25kgs before charging excess baggage.
As our container had already left we did have some extra stuff and we sent that by seamail - cost us £60 for a case of clothes.
We also air freighted our business papers, the wii, my jewellery.... so we only had to do without it for a couple of days. You could air freight your stuff as it is cheaper than excess baggage. If anyone is interested we can recommend a good air freight company.
Hello we packed two suitcases of clothes and bits and bobs and got the packing
firm to send them over .they arrived within two weeks dont think it cost more than one hundred pounds .well worth it really
good luck on your new venture
Hi, we had a similar problem. We had 25kg allowance each for the 4 of us on the long haul flight, but then to save money, we didn't book a seat for our youngest from perth to Adelaide as she was just under 2years old, but we forgot that we would lose the luggage allowance!!!! We were a total of 44kg over!!! We gave big dough eyes and luckily the kids were tired and screaming so they just let us go through with no excess!
However, Singapore airlines do offer baggage allowance of 40kg if you prebook. Wish we'd have known.........
You can also get single boxes of belongings air freighted out which costs about £150. Google it though, cos loads of firms do it and you'd obviously have to shop around for the cheapest option! The only thing with that is getting it flown at the same time as you, otherwise its a return trip to the airport to collect it!
Good luck xxx
We had the same problem we flew with Cathy Pacific and they were really strict, we brought through in our hand luggage,3 laptops and my sons x-box and our hand-luggage was 7kg but laptops free, and 20kg for our luggage, dont forget to pk tin-opener and corkscrew essentialxx