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      You can pick up a kettle or toaster for under $10 at the likes of Big W, Target etc so i wouldn't waste the space bringing them in my case. Pretty much everyone has somewhere furnished for their first few nights at least, so would have access to those things if needed.
      Agree with the bathroom stuff, i brought a nice little stockpile of personal things-perfume- creams- make up etc, i found it gave me time to search for replacements over time,lol.

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      Quote Originally Posted by calNgary View Post
      You can pick up a kettle or toaster for under $10 at the likes of Big W, Target etc so i wouldn't waste the space bringing them in my case. Pretty much everyone has somewhere furnished for their first few nights at least, so would have access to those things if needed.
      Agree with the bathroom stuff, i brought a nice little stockpile of personal things-perfume- creams- make up etc, i found it gave me time to search for replacements over time,lol.

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      Problem is I've always found it's the bathroom stuff that adds the weight. Same thing with all the documents you may need. Consider scanning them and printing them out if and when you need them.

      Emirates have weighed my cabin luggage twice.

      Flying via the US, even in Economy, can give you extra luggage so worth baring in mind.

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      Etihad are pretty good - 2 x 23kg per person in economy, and USD70 to top each bag up to 30kg.

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      Quote Originally Posted by kyliedonut View Post
      Etihad are pretty good - 2 x 23kg per person in economy, and USD70 to top each bag up to 30kg.

      I'm 66 sleeps away, and I already want to start packing!
      Its one bag to 23kg in economy.

      In economy flex or economy classic its when you get the 2 bags at 23kg each. Least from what I can tell reading their bookings page and luggage allowance etc.

      There will be a marked difference in price between economy and one bag and the other two economy types and two bags. Also the cost of an extra bag or upgrading it may vary.

      I had a quick check and for a one way flight from LHR to MEL in August you can get an economy for 580, an Economy Classic is 932 and the Economy Flex will set you back 1254.

      That's a big difference in price for an extra luggage allowance or flexible dates I think. I don't know if you get any extra leg room or anything, it didn't say anything in the blurb. FWIW we shipped our extra bag (weighing up to 32kg) with an excess baggage company for under 100. It was picked up from our house the day before we flew out and arrived in Aus, delivered to our door the day after we arrived, so 4/5 days total. It saved us the hassle of having to get it to the airport, cart it round either end and so on. We then flew Singapore Airlines which has 30kg per person as standard for its economy. It also does the 10kg (per person) extra allowance for those flying out on an unvalidated permanent visa (need to confirm this with the airline and the visa being verified at check in etc). So all up in that situation its 40kg allowance for a person.

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      Quote Originally Posted by calNgary View Post
      You can pick up a kettle or toaster for under $10 at the likes of Big W, Target etc so i wouldn't waste the space bringing them in my case. Pretty much everyone has somewhere furnished for their first few nights at least, so would have access to those things if needed.
      Agree with the bathroom stuff, i brought a nice little stockpile of personal things-perfume- creams- make up etc, i found it gave me time to search for replacements over time,lol.

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      I agree with Cal on this. If you've a furnished place booked for a few nights/weeks then you won't need that stuff to start off. And yes, in the short term till a container arrives you can pick up the cheap stuff in any of the usual stores. And they are then handy for spares or to pass on to someone else.

      I did bring some extra toiletries but not in my luggage. I shipped that in the container and just brought enough to last me a month or so as I would when going on a long holiday or some such. I then bought here really easily as my 'brands' are sold here and if they were not I soon found an alternative. Thinking back now, everything I use bar Waitrose baby bottom butter is sold here And that stuff I shipped a fair few tubs of and stocked up when I was back last year. I don't have to use it but I like it, once its run out this time I won't bother unless someone comes over and can bring some for me :)

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      Quote Originally Posted by snifter View Post
      Its one bag to 23kg in economy.

      In economy flex or economy classic its when you get the 2 bags at 23kg each. Least from what I can tell reading their bookings page and luggage allowance etc.

      There will be a marked difference in price between economy and one bag and the other two economy types and two bags. Also the cost of an extra bag or upgrading it may vary.

      I had a quick check and for a one way flight from LHR to MEL in August you can get an economy for 580, an Economy Classic is 932 and the Economy Flex will set you back 1254.

      That's a big difference in price for an extra luggage allowance or flexible dates I think. I don't know if you get any extra leg room or anything, it didn't say anything in the blurb. FWIW we shipped our extra bag (weighing up to 32kg) with an excess baggage company for under 100. It was picked up from our house the day before we flew out and arrived in Aus, delivered to our door the day after we arrived, so 4/5 days total. It saved us the hassle of having to get it to the airport, cart it round either end and so on. We then flew Singapore Airlines which has 30kg per person as standard for its economy. It also does the 10kg (per person) extra allowance for those flying out on an unvalidated permanent visa (need to confirm this with the airline and the visa being verified at check in etc). So all up in that situation its 40kg allowance for a person.

      Yea if you go economy plus/flex its 2 x 23kgs each, thats what we had last month before we upgraded to bc. It was only an extra 30ish from basic economy to the plus/flex so made sense at that price for us, or we would of gone down the excess baggage company like you recommend. You get the extra luggage and cheaper cancellation/amendment fees but nothing else. It also gives you the access to the upgrade bidding thingy majig

      Timings do make difference on price so if you can be flexible (OP) then you may be able to bag a bargain, its worth a look our one way from Manchester to Perth was 860 total for the two of us on economy plus/flex. And like Cal and Snifter said, dont worry about household things, you can get them cheap here to tie you over. Ikea sell single plates and crockery ect like in the UK so you dont even have to buy whole sets. We have 1 plate each
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      30 kg per person with Emirates

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      Yeah, it wasn't much of a difference between Etihad economy and economy flex, hence I went for the 2 x 23kg - think it was about 50. I'm sure if you (OP) are flying out of London, you could get a good flight deal, just keep your eyes peeled, and delete your cookies :P
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      Qantas are also offering 30kg as well any knowledge of whether this can be split into 2 pieces ?

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      Quote Originally Posted by faithmove7 View Post
      Qantas are also offering 30kg as well any knowledge of whether this can be split into 2 pieces ?
      Check the baggage info on their website. And also the website info of the codeshare airline if they are using one.

     

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