dejavu wrote:Qantas is fair. You can take up to 2x 23kg and height up to 2100. Even better if you are a platinum as you get 2 x 32kg. I take two Cabrinha bags. One a day surf bag 1800 and a coffin bag 1700. Fits 4 kites, 2 boards and associated gear,all only 46kg.
Flights out of HNL to OGG...Maui I have found ok for my coffin bag but different story coming back. They prey on kiters. You will pay $60 even under 23kg.
Air NZ are shocking. They never charged up until about 1990 always friendly, no charge for ski bags etc,then they cracked down. Qantas enjoyed my custom thereafter.
Jetstar up to 23kg ok, up to 2100mm on their large planes, I think 1800 on smaller.
Out of Las Vegas they also charge by the kg if you are a kg over weight.
General rule stay under 23kg
Air NZ or rather, check-in nazis in NZ are pieces of shit.
Took my 160cm North bag to NZ on Korean Air into Auckland, then Air NZ to Chrirstchurch. Paid $200 return to Korean, then $70 Auckland to Chc. No problems as it was prebooked, although the dicks in Auckland grumbled about the size and weight.
Coming back here, got to Chc airport and presented my bag and was told flat-out that "It's impossible - you can't take that bag on this flight. No way at all." Told the bitch to shut up and get her supervisor who, just like the dingbat clerk, starting in on the whole "Can't do it" wrap. Once she shut her trap, we explained that actually, we flew it in from Auckland on this airline so it can be done, we just want to know how much it'll cost.
Took a while to get that into their thick heads. Eventually we got from "Impossible" to "can't do it" to "but you'll have to pay" to "Oh ok you don't mind paying"
Normal procedure for those assholes.
Previous flights out of NZ . . .
"Oh your bag is 22kg and your bag is 18kg . . .our limits are 20kg. You'll have to pay extra-luggage charges". Bitch, 40kg is going on the plane, it doesn't matter where it goes.
And weighing my carry-on (8kg) and telling me to get rid of stuff while the guy in the next queue has a huge tramping pack stuffed full . . .