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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 5:12 am

nms1 wrote:I don´t think that I will go shopping at my one and only free day in the week...

but may be my girlfriend, with a lot shorter week, will do it for me...


What is this? A windup? For every response given you come up with another whiny problem. Are you sure you are old enough to fly down here and live independently?

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Postby Kats_ » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 8:21 am

renter wrote:
when my german teacher told me this, I was very surprised. :)
she said she liked here, she found germany boring, all shops closed on Sunday. :lol:


Yes, shops get closed early even during weekdays as compared to Singapore but the nightlife is awesome even on weekdays if you know where to go and provided you dont live in some remote corner ofcourse!

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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 8:53 am

Oi gewalt!

nms1 sounds like the typical German who expects to have everything done for him and is indignant when this is not the case.

As Bremen said: 20kgs are the norm - you receive a lot of paper with writing on it that tells you the conditions of the ticket, flight, Warsaw Convention and the rest.
When you rent a car do you expect the car rental company to give you details on consumption, boot space, petrol pricing and how to care for the upholstery?

please tell me how my girlfriend and I have to pack for 6 months and have only 40kg together???


You are correct, of course. I believe the airline should be held responsible for not allowing you six months worth of clothing, food, appliances, furniture, those Bavarian soft-porn flicks of the 70' and hair care products - as well as a six months supply of complaint forms as you are starting your trip off well.
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Postby dot dot dot » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 8:55 am

Welcome back!

So how is the nappy changing goin'? :P

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 9:14 am

Vaucluse wrote:You are correct, of course. I believe the airline should be held responsible for not allowing you six months worth of clothing, food, appliances, furniture, those Bavarian soft-porn flicks of the 70' and hair care products - as well as a six months supply of complaint forms as you are starting your trip off well.


Last summer I came home on SQ with a chair and a table. No kidding, checked them as luggage. Two gigantic boxes. At Christmas time we brought home my daughter's 'plasma car' in a huge box.* Again, just checked it as lugguge. I love Singapore Airlines.

*this is one of the best toys of all time. A low little scootery thing that you ride on. It moves in perpetual motion just by turning the steering wheel. Good for up to 200 lbs. Awesome.

P.S. A warm and hearty welcome to Vaucluse. Glad to know my cries in the dark have not gone unanswered. :D

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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 9:19 am

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
Vaucluse wrote:You are correct, of course. I believe the airline should be held responsible for not allowing you six months worth of clothing, food, appliances, furniture, those Bavarian soft-porn flicks of the 70' and hair care products - as well as a six months supply of complaint forms as you are starting your trip off well.


. At Christmas time we brought home my daughter's 'plasma car' in a huge box.* .

Good for up to 200 lbs. Awesome.

P.S. A warm and hearty welcome to Vaucluse. Glad to know my cries in the dark have not gone unanswered. :D


A child's toy made to carry a 200lb child? Oi Gewalt, Tony the Tiger has a lot of explaining to do . . . (I want one too - do you think TripleM is old enough?)

On the other hand, those 70's Bavarian soft-porn flicks are good value as well.
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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 9:22 am

That's the beauty of the plasma car -- the whole family can take turns. I want to own a whole fleet so we can battle gladiator style.

Which brings to mind -- did anyone else ever have office chair olympics in their work place like we used to? Is this kind of thing still going on?
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Postby ale » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 5:41 pm

ask the airline directly instead of the travel agency. you should be able to beg your way to 10 extra kg for each of you. and yeah, it might be the norm but still sucks. you have every right to be mad at them iand bitch n my book.

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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 7:04 pm

ale wrote:ask the airline directly instead of the travel agency. you should be able to beg your way to 10 extra kg for each of you. and yeah, it might be the norm but still sucks. you have every right to be mad at them iand bitch n my book.


And why would that be, ale?
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Postby Bremen » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 9:06 pm

Can we read that book too? I'm sure Freud would have a field day with it.
"Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."
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Postby Vaucluse » Wed, 26 Apr 2006 8:58 am

Bremen wrote:Can we read that book too? I'm sure Freud would have a field day with it.


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Postby Saint » Sat, 29 Apr 2006 1:46 pm

A few of other tips, stick everything heavy in hand luggage bag, they give you between 5-7kg but they never weight it! Don't bring heavy stuff like loads of shoes which are dirt cheap in Singapore

If you are feeling brave and are being seen off at the airport by family/friends (just in case this doesn't work) try and find a couple or someone else who's flying on the same flight to Singapore who seems to be travelling rather light. Ask them if you can use their un-used baggage allowance, just explain your situation. If you can't find anyone and you can't check it all in, you will need someone to take stuff home.

I've done this twice, the last time going back to UK in December with KLM, works a treat everytime :wink:

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Postby schizoide » Tue, 02 May 2006 12:45 pm

yes, i always do the hand luggage switcheroo trick as mentioned by the previous poster. works fine if you ask me. when necessary i will put all my heavy stuff in my hand luggage, you can get away with up to 20kg .. as long as it fits in the overhead compartment.. not safe, but economical!

and SQ is definitely more relaxed about the allowances, when i was still studying i was able to get away with 45kg check-in luggage because i was a student.. no problem. but other airlines were quite strict about it (or even try to cheat you, like garuda) ..


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