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Re: airplane baggage
At 1:47 AM +0900 4/23/06, mech wrote:
>Yeah, it would probably be best to err on the side of caution. The
>airlines have evidently decided very recently that charging for
>overweight and excess baggage can be a new revenue stream for them.
>And they've all pretty much fallen lockstep into the same pattern at
>pretty much the same time too, from what I've just seen.
Uh-oh. I don't like the sound of that.
I got dinged by Delta for an excess baggage charge on the return leg
of a round trip, after being able to carry my guitar on board
Coming home form Jamaica a couple of weeks ago I was required to
check my guitar at DFW, after carrying it on board at Montego Bay
with no problems.
Inconsistent enforcement of unstated policies can be crazy-making.
If it's going to be uniform and punitive, I may have to change my
whole strategy for traveling with gear.
How much does it cost to ship a road case separately?
>Our whole family flew across the country out to Seattle last month.
>We figured it would be easier all around to have one larger bag for
>three people, rather than lots of smaller ones. Our one large bag
>weighed in at ~65 pounds, and we got charged a fee at the airport
>for that single bag being overweight. This was despite the fact
>that we could have been within our rights to take along three bags
>apiece, each weighing 50 pounds.
I got hit that way once, too, and I was not very nice about it. My
two bags added up to less than the limit, but one of the bags was
more than the single-bag limit. Seemed to be all about the money.
>Oh, and in case you didn't catch it above, it looks like the max bag
>weight has now been lowered from 70 to 50 pounds per bag. Another
>hidden charge with which air carriers can gouge their customers, so
>watch the weight on those racks. :P
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