THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE
If you aren’t looking for the airport baggage handlers to play Tetris with your luggage, well make it easy for them. Stacking a massive number of bags for a getaway would not just multiply the possibility of delaying your checks but also increase your movement convenience, so if not for them, do it for yourself.
And regardless of how long or short, your travel is going to be, checking and abiding by all the necessary baggage regulations, restrictions, fees, and permissions are the most sensible thing to do before you start your trip. Here are a few tips and tricks that you can consider for all your baggage hassles;
In a general scenario, travellers are permitted to carry with them a single bag and personal item onto the flight. Weight and size restrictions are generally followed to ensure that every passenger is in the comfort of fitting their items in the cabin. The weight that is carried onto the flight with the passengers, in general, fluctuates among the classes for different airlines. In general, the passengers booked for the economy class are entitled to carry 5kg-7kg while the first and the business class are at liberty of extra baggage.
Tip: try and carry an extra set of clothing with you to the flight in case of an unwanted situation or an emergency.
The baggage that you get checked in also holds guidelines separately for individual airlines, some may charge you separately and some may not. Similarly, the baggage you carry to the flight will have its own set of size and weight restrictions depending on the airlines. But, generally, the weight that is allowed in the flight varies from 15kg to 32kg for passengers in economy and is higher for the business or first class. If your suitcase weighs more than the allowed weight the airline will charge you extra subjecting to their policies.
Tip: try and avoid carrying with you any item that is valuable in your check-in luggage to evade the chances of it getting lost or damaged. Keep all the essential items like cash, laptop, documents, and passport with you.
It will all go in the baggage you checked if you are carrying any bulky item like bicycles, golf clubs music equipment, etc. and an additional fee may apply on these items depending on the airline you are flying with. There are individual airline baggage allowance rules that the passengers have to abide by generally for items like bicycles, fishing rods, surfboards, etc.
Tip: it is best to ensure that you pack your belongings, for example, a bicycle in a box to avoid any damage and these cartons are available everywhere at shops or even specific airlines.
The guidelines that are followed for the baggage of an infant vary for different airlines and at times are also added in the adult baggage allowance. A baby capsule or a car seat can be carried to the airline depending on the age of the infant. Certain airlines also offer safety in terms of seats to make sure that the infant is safe. If you are looking for some specific or detailed information on the same you can always refer to their website and get exact information, you may also call the airline to educate yourself on this.
Tip: at best travel at the usual sleep hours of your infant and make sure you carry plenty of nappies and food for unexpected situations.
There is a list of dangerous and restricted goods that is followed by all the airlines to ensure the safety of their passengers and the aircraft. The determination of these goods is done by the authorities generally and accordingly governed. These dangerous goods that are restricted from all and any kind of baggage can be anything like sharp objects, explosives, certain medicines, flammable liquids, etc.
Tip: there is a very high chance you may be unaware of the restricted status of the goods you carry, it is best to call and check first.