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BLYTH - Answered a Question by Ailward (21 Jul 08 15:40)

Currently one piece of hand luggage each max 10/12 kilos and we have had 3 suitcases one a 60ltr and 2 70ltr accepted for two people. The max is around 22/23 kilos. the problems lately does mean we have a dedicated suitcase each and one we share so hopefully we have something to wear at the other end. We usually weigh the cases to save the embarassment of having to open them up at check-in and spread the weight if one or two are over in tothe ones that hopefully are under weight. It is worth checking with which ever airline you are flying with to see if there are any changes so you have covered all bases before you leave home.

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Wilba - Answered a Question by Ailward (21 Jul 08 15:50)

There's only one place to check, & that's the airline website your flying with. The fact you are going on a cruise has no bearing on the luggage allowance, & as Blyth said check again before you leave home as these regs are changing all the time.

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BLYTH - replied to Wilba (21 Jul 08 15:57)

Wilba we were told only one piece per person by BA but when we checked in we argued we were going a cruise and given the new weight restrictions we really needed 3 cases and we were told OK and that work both ways. A bit reckless though but I think we were justified, like the Irish we Scots have a lot of luck on our side. I am`sure on their webiste if you upgrade it gives you two cases per person but it is a bit ridiculous. Yes before you ask, if they had said no we would have had to pay, so nothing ventured nothing gained.

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Wilba - replied to BLYTH (21 Jul 08 18:37)

Well done!! And yes if you upgrade most airlines give you extra bag & extra weight.

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Neil and Ida Down - Answered a Question by Ailward (21 Jul 08 20:11)

I'm sorry but the questioner says Heathrow to Miami and BA are still allowing 2 bags per person to the States, the one bag refers to Europe and Far East in the main. We are now assuming that the Ailwards are using BA and you are right to say; check with the airline you have been allocated and check before travelling because they are continually trying to lighten the load and thereby ease the fuel consumption. If you are flying in on a charter airline then the chances of two cases per passenger are slim. I would also suggest that if you haven't got a "locator number" for the flight that you ask the agent or the cruise line to give it to you. You can then log in with the airline concerned find out all this very relevant information and register (essential for the States) your passport details and several other vital bit for American immigration prior to flying very often being able to select and book you seats pre arrival at the airport and print your own E tickets. ... so much information and all for free .... Neil I, for one would be interested if I knew whether the Dundee Blyths are two or one and if possible a Christian name or two, you’re too good to be that anonymous. There are one or two on this circuit who use pseudonyms ( some dreadful ones) so I would accept that too. Regards Ida .

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BLYTH - Answered a Question by Ailward (22 Jul 08 09:19)

Hi Neil, Checked the BA website for USA, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, South America, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana and World Traveller Plus and World Traveller is 2 Bags Maximum, so apologies my error but I did say worth checking the website which is the safest bet. In these short paragraphs we do our best to get it right but as it says above if you spot an error then please advise. In the added bit below I should have said this was for flights to Sydney and back from Auckland which is not covered by a 2 bag allowance.

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BLYTH - replied to BLYTH (22 Jul 08 09:30)

Hi Neil, Omitted to say no pseudonym, it is Bill Blyth but this site does discourage us from really giving out more then just our surname and location. The flights down under I referred to above were to join Mercury for two weeks travelling Australia; Tasmania and New Zealand, great trip.

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Watts - replied to BLYTH (22 Jul 08 22:13)

Pseudonyms? Neil Down and Ida Down LOL.

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Neil Down - replied to BLYTH (22 Jul 08 14:37)

Thanks Bill, You get so much right that no one is going to critise you so no apology needed .... Neil Now we have two Bills ... sounds like a refund is necessary. N.

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