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Baggage allowance to US?

Postby bluesky2009 » Thu, 08 Jul 2010 12:58 am

I'm going to the States on student visa. Anyone know how much free baggage allowance do I get as a student? Is it subject to each airline carrier's baggage T&Cs or student gets extra 1 piece free by default as long as there is a valid student visa to be presented?

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Postby Plavt » Thu, 08 Jul 2010 2:43 am

Why don't you try looking on the relevant airline's website, the information should be there? :roll:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 08 Jul 2010 7:00 am

Normally it's two pieces of checked in luggage. I've never seen any specials for students.

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Re: Baggage allowance to US?

Postby x9200 » Thu, 08 Jul 2010 8:06 am

bluesky2009 wrote:I'm going to the States on student visa. Anyone know how much free baggage allowance do I get as a student? Is it subject to each airline carrier's baggage T&Cs or student gets extra 1 piece free by default as long as there is a valid student visa to be presented?

Could you please explain how one can get the idea of any free allowance as a general rule for a commercial airline only because she or he is a student?

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Postby curiousgeorge » Thu, 08 Jul 2010 2:05 pm

Travelling to USA is a weird one, airlines mostly operate the 'piece' system whereby you are allowed two bags that don't exceed maximum dimensions/weight.

Most other flights operate the 'weight' system where your bags must not exceed a certain weight, obviously.

Careful how you travel though...if you use a connecting flight thru Europe for instance, you will be limited by the luggage allowance of that portion of the flight - as suggested best to check with your airline.

When my sister emigrated to the States, she was well over her baggage limits...so she literally put all the clothes on, right there in the airport check-in line. She looked like the Michelin Man, and was a bit warm by the time she boarded but managed to sneak through another 30kg that way :)


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