Hello. I'm hoping some traveler out there can help me. My husband and I leave to travel ATW in just 10 days. Our trip involves flights and cruises, so we will be traveling with 3 or 4 checked bags. Since we will arrive in NZ by cruise ship, and not by air, our subsequent flight on Quantas (through BA) from CHCH to Sydney to London to Munich since it originates in NZ will not allow us the 2 pcs/pp baggage allowance. I suspect there may be a problem with Aegean in our short hop from Munich to Athens, as well.
Because 2/3 of our ATW trip is on cruise ships we will be bringing more clothes than many of our TP backpacking friends (our choice, obviously)! But we don't want to get socked with unexpected airline charges. I am hoping a printout of all of our travel plans will be enough to get us the "by piece" allowance from the airlines. My phone call to Quantas didn't give me any more help than that "maybe". Any thoughts or similar experiences?