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1 Piece of Luggage!!??

Travel Forums Africa and The Middle East 1 Piece of Luggage!!??

1. Posted by Goshawk (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

I got my ticket for my trip to South Africa but on it it says luggage: '1 Piece'. What does this mean? Does it mean I can only bring one bag? Or can I have carry on and one as cargo? Is weight a problem? Do I pay extra at the airport if I have more luggage?

The travel agents closed early today, so I can't get in contact with them til tomorrow, I'd lke to get this out of my head until then, and when I go back up tomorrow to have the right information and not be stupid about whats happening.

Maybe I'm worrying to much.
Thanks. :)

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Take a look at the airline's website--it will explain their luggage policy.

I'd guess the "1 piece" refers to checked luggage only, especially if you're flying long distance. Overweight bags usually incur extra charges (I've seen people at the airport putting on 5 sweaters to lighten the load). The website should specify all those details for you.

3. Posted by Goshawk (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

Okay, thanks very much.

LOL Five Sweaters!!

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 7y

I'd say 99.99% certain it's the luggage you check in :) 1 bag is pretty common these days anywhere outside of North America

5. Posted by Goshawk (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

Okay I checked the ailrines, I am travelling with two different airlines(changeover) and they both have different policies on luggage. I suppose I'll just have to bring it up with the Travel agent tomorrow.

Thanks again all for the the help, Sam and tway.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 12, 2009, at 12:22 PM by Goshawk ]

6. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 7y

I just got back from a trip to Nepal, the middle east, and Egypt. The best advice I have is to back your stuff into one carry on. Depending on where your going you will be thank full to have a small bag between the security checks, crowded buses, and the airlines. If your a guy you can get away with taking for less items that require them to be checked. If you are interested in a pack, as your name suggests the Kelty Goshawk 2200 a fantastic travel pack. I used it for 4 months at was just enough. Besides ask any veteran traveller, YOU DO NOT NEED TO TAKE THAT MUCH CRAP!! Remember if you need something you can buy and it would also be a souvenir.. If you need any help on your destination let me know. Brent