Now as I have been back and forth to Corfu for a thousand years, in my humble opinion ask a fellow forum member, Jan Manessi for any light weight tips!! She is the only person I know who managed to take out an Aga on the plane from the UK and get away with it. In those days we had the luxury of being allowed billions of kilos, could take as many bottles and potions in and if you were more than 50 kls over you could very politely ask the person behind you in the check-in queue if they didnt mind adding a few kilso to their weight - all very civilized and certainly 15 kls is absolutely outrageous!! It makes Easyjet look very generous indeed.
Message posted by Kaffy on 21 January 2010 at 5:27pm - IP Logged
My suggestion would be to wear as many of your thicker clothes as you can! I always think that passengers should be weighed in with their luggage (but I expect that will be greeted by howls of complaint about me be "largeist"!). Tiny, thin people should be allowed more lee-way than enormous people. My children are a case in point, my daughter is 5 ft. 3 ins. and tiny and my son is 6ft. 4 ins. They have the same baggage allowance although he must weigh almost twice what she does. But she always has to pay extra because she carries her artist's paraphenalia with her which I think is most unfair as she herself is a much smaller "package". I am halfway between the two and don't see why I should only be allowed 20 kgs of baggage when the guy in front of me obviously weighs twice or three times more than me. My son, a Human Rights post-graduate, will tell me that I am being discriminatory but I believe that at the moment we are discriminating against small, thin people.
Now there is a contentious issue for everyone to discuss and I am sure I have put the cat among the pigeons!
Message posted by Kernowman on 21 January 2010 at 9:42pm - IP Logged
Hi, I'm with you Lavinia! I've decided we should all wear as many clothes as we can to save on baggage allowance. The only problems that I can foresee are fitting into the rediculously small seats on the plane and trying to use the loo!! But if it will save some space in my suitcase why not?
Message posted by BoltonLynda on 21 January 2010 at 9:57pm - IP Logged
We have often only had 15kgs of luggage. My tips are - make sure you use your hand luggage allowance to the full (but be careful - T Cook is the only airline who has ever weighed our hand luggage). Buy a smaller suitcase - then there isn't the temptation to pack loads of things in. My suitcase weighs 20 kgs when it's ram packed full - so I make sure it isn't. And we have started weighing everything before we set off using my son's fishing scales!
Message posted by petergm on 21 January 2010 at 10:15pm - IP Logged
I think that I have a 20kg allowance this time with easyjet. I usually use a set of fishing scales to weight my case going and coming back. I wear all my heaviest clothes on both journeys, gets a bit warm waiting at Corfu airport. I take small part used containers of toiletries, just enough to get through and leave anything left over there. The room vacated by the toiletries then allows some for a little alcohol and I buy the balance of my duty free at Corfu airport after check in on the way back.
Message posted by janmanessi on 22 January 2010 at 8:28am - IP Logged
Now as I have been back and forth to Corfu for a thousand years, in my humble opinion ask a fellow forum member, Jan Manessi for any light weight tips!! She is the only person I know who managed to take out an Aga on the plane from the UK and get away with it- by Susie M
I wish I had, but I didn't.....Dan Air were happy to bring it but there was no unloading equipment at Corfu Airport that could unload such a heavy object, so it came by road- but I did bring over loads of things- easily 250 kilos a trip with no problems- those were the days.
Now though I have realised that when I am travelling I only need half of what I take, and do try and cut down accordingly.
I have been on flights where passengers as well as hand luggage have been weighed (sometimes necessary when taking off at a high altitude), and a pilot friend once announced over the tannoy to his passengers that they had nearly killed hthemselves, and him, by bringing so much hand luggage on board that it had upset the weighting of the aircraft and it nearly crashed on take-off.
As I mentioned, I couldn't believe it when taking my mother to the airport for a month on the USA that she onoy had hand luggage- and she always looks immaculately turned out- she said she uses laundry facilities at hotels or hand washes, and puts a foldable bag in side in case she makes purchases when abroad
Message posted by Ellenjay on 22 January 2010 at 9:14am - IP Logged
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