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Ghosty · 17/08/2004 08:35
I thought it went on weight ...
We have always been told that it should not weigh more than 7kg as it would be a safety hazard if it fell out of an overhead locker and clonked someone on the head!
The last time we went longhaul I had a bag that was over 7kgs and the check in lady let us go through but told us to get a couple of duty free bags and transfer some stuff into them ...
CountessDracula · 17/08/2004 09:35
It also depends a bit when you are flying - if you go on a business flight eg the 7am to Paris, they are much more lenient as there are lots of business types with their laptops + a bag, I have taken way over the odds on some of these flights as hand baggage and no-one bats an eyelid.
On holiday flights they seem much more stringent. We went with Ryanair the other week, they have a measly 15kg allowance in the hold (with no allowance for babes on laps!) but 10kg each as hand luggage. I just packed accordingly and it was fine. On the way back they are much less stringent and I just bunged everything in the hold.
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