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i dont understand my baggage alowance!!!

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific i dont understand my baggage alowance!!!

1. Posted by hannahs92 (Budding Member 42 posts) 5y

im moving to australia in a week to live for a year. so i have a lot of stuff to bring obvs. iv filled a massive suitcase and weighed it to aproxx 20 kg maybe a little more

just wana know if it will be much more if its a few more kg's overrrrr x dont really wana have to go much into my fundssss x

cheers x

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3712 posts) 5y

It depends on the airline and on the individual at the desk. I once flew with Cathay Pacific and although my bag was 27kg I didn't get charged anything, but I've known people get charged excess for only being a little bit over. Most long-haul airlines will give you 23kg these days and Emirates allow 30kg.

3. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 5y

Even going 1 kg over can now result in brutal charges from some Airlines.

Cheers,
Terry

4. Posted by hannahs92 (Budding Member 42 posts) 5y

does anyone know about the singapore chargess?

5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3712 posts) 5y

Quoting hannahs92

does anyone know about the singapore chargess?

This link to the Singapore Airlines website gives you an idea of what you might have to pay. As I said above though, to a certain extent it is at the discretion of the person on the check-in desk.

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7. Posted by wanderer82 (Full Member 111 posts) 5y

Depends on the airline to be honest, but I would err on the side of caution especially when flying domestically (airlines like Jetstar and Tiger) won't give you any extra.

Be aware that some airlines allow 7kg or more in hand luggage which could help you spread some of the load.

8. Posted by hannahs92 (Budding Member 42 posts) 5y

is there seriously no way of getting more allowance for my weight i bring as im staying for a year its really difficult to pack light. im also a beauty therapist and wanting to work from home out in aus so il be bringing some of my kit with me.

cant believe its $60 for one extra kilo!!! ridiculas!!!! :(:(

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10. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3712 posts) 5y

Quoting hannahs92

is there seriously no way of getting more allowance for my weight i bring as im staying for a year its really difficult to pack light. im also a beauty therapist and wanting to work from home out in aus so il be bringing some of my kit with me.

cant believe its $60 for one extra kilo!!! ridiculas!!!! :(:(

There's not really a way round it. It might actually be cheaper to send your stuff by sea if you have a lot extra, but this obviously takes time - normally 2-3 months between the UK and Australia.