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Baggage Allowance...

Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by bennydcfc, May 15, 2011.

  1. This may be useful for a few of us teachers moving abroad this summer:

    How have current overseas teachers managed with taking a very small amount?

    When I fly to Bangkok, I'm going to presume I'll be allowed to take 23kg (which is the usual holiday allowance, right?)

    Has anybody had any problems with this? I.e. leaving something at home, which you would have really liked to have taken.

  2. For around an extra $50 you can take a 2nd bag and for another $150 you can take a third. Plus you can take a 10kg carry on and a laptop.
    Between the three of us, we'll be carrying an extra 230kg.Our school pays this, but even if you have to pay it yourself, why not take extra stuff if you want / need it?
  3. I didn't think it would be that cheap!

    My school will pay for the flight, I'm presuming I will have to pay for any extra baggage

    Definitely worth considering though, thanks!
  4. I don't know where you are flying from or who with to get it so cheap do share.

    I've been looking into this to fly to Jakarta with Emirates. If you want to take an additional 10kg it's £280 and up to 15kg £420. I think I'll be shipping a box as that is done by space 1 cubic metre is around £200.
  5. Had been wondering about this too. Will investigate more and report back m'lud
  6. To my knowledge those prices are pretty much the same for BA, KLM and Lufthansa, but I could be wrong.
  7. I have been recommended a company called Ubag, it costs a bit more than shipping but is picked up wherever you want home-wise and delivered to you at your destination very quickly apparantly as opposed to the long wait for shipping. Think it travels as unaccompanied baggage on a flight...
  8. Re: Emirates
    Ask about unaccompanied baggage. When I came out here, checked-in excess baggage was $65 per kilo. To send it unaccompanied was $7.71 per kilo. Going back, it's even cheaper.
    Definitely pays to ask, in some places!
  9. BondStreetBabe

    BondStreetBabe New commenter

    Gulf Air and Emirates both offer a generous 30 kilos in Economy Class - pretty good if you are travelling as a family.


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