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Old Mar 18th 2008, 9:06 pm
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Hi,
Trying to book flights to nz on 26th april, we're coming for 3 weeks, so want maximum baggage allowance, do you get extra via LAX, singapore is apparently good, don't know if they go via u.s..

What airlines do?


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Originally Posted by jjthefridge View Post
Hi,
Trying to book flights to nz on 26th april, we're coming for 3 weeks, so want maximum baggage allowance, do you get extra via LAX, singapore is apparently good, don't know if they go via u.s..

What airlines do?


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we flew AirNZ and went via LAX, business class and had 64kg each (even the children) and a piece of hand luggage. SO each case could weigh 32kg.

If I remember rightly you dont have to travel business class to get the generous luggage allowance. It is higher via LAX because the health safety laws are a lot stricter going via the east.

Just check out the airline websites and they will have detailed info there.
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Singapore are good - but the flights I have booked later this year have a 20kg allowance (economy flights).
Excess baggage is GPB38 per kilo so don't go over!!!
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If you book with a first international flight (or any subsequent flight) being BA you can get a maximum 32KG overweight bag. which will be accepted on other flights.

e.g. I booked with Cathay (20kg allowance) first flight was BA (Newcastle to Heathrow) BA maximum allowance per single bag 32kg

From BA web site:
Overweight bags effective November 2008
In accordance with the UK Health and Safety Executive’s recommendation on the maximum weight for checked baggage, British Airways has introduced a limit of 23kg (51lbs) for any single checked bag as part of your free baggage allowance.

We understand that there are times when you will need to exceed this limit. Therefore, from November 2008, a flat fee of £25 GBP will be applied to bags weighing more than 23kg (51lbs). This charge is to cover the additional handling that bags weighing over 23kg (51lbs) can attract.

Until this charge is implemented, we will continue to accept a single piece of baggage weighing up to 32kg (70lbs) without charge.

Please note that we will not accept a bag heavier than 32kg (70lbs) as checked baggage.

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A word of warning.....

Singapore Airlines give additional (double) baggage allowance automatically providing you are emigrating and have an unused migrant visa that states 'to remain in NZ indefinitely'.

This makes 40kg per adult, 40kg per child, 10kg per infant (no different in last case)
On the phone they appear to be very strict on this re: the type of visa you hold.

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Thanks for the advice, spoke to air nz they confirm that via LAX its 2x23kg, does anyone know what they are like to travel with?


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We travelled AirNZ with 2 little ones, and they were great, the in flight entertainment was fab, we each watched our own thing, and the kids had overload on cartoons, which they loved. The food was good, but I would advice you to take a few dollars with you when landing in LA, we were hungry again (all we did was eat, so not sure why we were hungry), but they only take Dollars in the airport and it's not the best airport in the world.

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I've flown both ways and feel Changhi Airport at Singapore knocks spots off the scabby LAX airport.
I've no idea what the current delays and security checks are like at LAX . Last known ,it was pretty much the pits I thought.
You may not get extra baggage allowance flying with Air Singapore but you will certainly get child friendly service and great transit facilities.
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