Guest cunnah10

Help....luggage allowance (we have gone over for sure)

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    Guest cunnah10

    Hi ....well we have just one day to go now before heading BACK to ADELAIDE!

    All packed up ready to go AND having borrowed a set of scales have now realized that each suitcase (6 of them) is over the limit!!!

    We are ONLY allowed 20kg with Singapore Airlines and we are over on each suitcase by about 3 or 4 kg....How strict are they????

    What will happen when we check these suitcases in?:goofy:

     

    We believe that we can have only one 20kg suitcase each AND one 7kg hand luggage

     

    Gill

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    Guest soggy
    Hi ....well we have just one day to go now before heading BACK to ADELAIDE!

    All packed up ready to go AND having borrowed a set of scales have now realized that each suitcase (6 of them) is over the limit!!!

    We are ONLY allowed 20kg with Singapore Airlines and we are over on each suitcase by about 3 or 4 kg....How strict are they????

    What will happen when we check these suitcases in?:goofy:

     

    We believe that we can have only one 20kg suitcase each AND one 7kg hand luggage

     

    Gill

     

    Hi,

    our 3 cases came to 97 kg, 37kg over, when this was pointed out at check in I said in my most innocent voice " I was told we had a 40kg allowence each if we are migrating" (we are on 495 and I new we only had 20kg limit) she checked the visa, can't have really know what she was looking for, called a supervisor who informed us that the increased limit was only for UK passport holders (wife and daughter have chinese passports) and we were now still 17 kg over but said OK, as we were not having a stopover and the baggage would not have to be checked in again they would not charge us, we like that lady a lot, and Singapore

     

    Maybe you will be lucky too.:):)

     

    Simon

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    Guest the4hopes

    You can all take and hand bag (I had quite a large shoulder bag) they wont be weighed could you put anything in these?

    Laura

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    Guest ems

    Hi Gill.

    Sorry can't help with luggage as flew with Cathay pacific but just wanted to say have a safe journey. Bet you can't wait to get back.

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    Guest VickyB

    I don't think you need to worry. They were not stricted at all when we flew, actually they didn't even seem to notice that our cases weighed 26kg & 27kg. Good luck Vicky

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    Hi Gill,

     

    we went with Cathay and were being charged 35 GBP per kilo, we were told we could take 40kg only to find out at the airport we were only allowed 20kg, they wanted to charge us 2400gbp!!!

     

    We contacted our shipping company who took the exess luggage for a cost of 450gbp and it was with us two days after we arrived.

     

    I would double check as we were put in a terrible position and having to try and think fast. I know its a different airline, but as far as I know they are getting picky with this sort of stuff now.

     

    Anyways, have a safe journey and see you soon xxx

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    SIA charge summat like £50 per kilo over, fill laptop bags with as much as you can as laptops are a bonus on top of your hand luggage....failing that repack your cases into what you will need straight away and pack a couple of cases with stuff that you can do without for a week or so...then when you get to the airport, weigh in your cases that you will need.

     

    Try and pull a fast one by making up excuses about being over your allowance...they may let you get away with it....if not goto excess baggage and send the not so important cases with excess baggage, we had to do this they are very nice indeed and your cases arrive round a week or so later...

     

    Hope this helps.

     

     

    HG

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    Guest caoimhe

    Hi Gill

    We were a total of 37kg over and before checking in I asked the guy how much they would charge but he let us off....better than the gits from BMI who charged us £270 from Belfast to Heathrow.

    Just depends who you get but make sure you explain the circumstances

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    Guest kangomik

    it's all about the smile factor.......... and how full the plane is on the day

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