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  1. SARAH1974

    Etihad guest miles for extra bags

    Hi guys Can anyone help with this question (as I can't find anything on the Etihad website!). We are moving from Manchester to Brisbane on a PR visa in September 2017. We have 42,000 guest miles with Etihad. Ideally I want to use some of these to take an extra suitcase(s) with us but I've been told that we won't know how many miles we need for an extra bag until we book the flight and have a booking reference. We are sending the majority of our stuff over by sea in a movecube in the next few weeks and if I can't use the air miles to take the extra case I will obviously need to factor in sending more stuff in the movecube. Why can't Etihad just state an extra suitcase is 30,000 miles or whatever it is!! Does anyone know the answer? We have a 3 year old child so the idea was to take a suitcase of toys so she has familiar things around her when we arrive - if not it's a 3.5 month wait before it arrives by sea. Thanks!
  2. > Thank you for your email. > > Please be advised, if you hold an unused/unstamped/not validated migrant visa that specifically states that you are permitted to remain in Australia indefinitely / permanently, you will then be entitled to the double baggage allowance (40 kilos, per passenger). > > The double baggage allowance will only be granted when you check in at the airport when this visa is sighted and checked that it has also not been travelled on before, this has to be the first time it is being used. > > You can have as many items of checked luggage as you wish provided: > > The total combined weight of all the items put together does not exceed your total checked allowances > No single item of baggage exceeds 32 kilos in weight, as a health and safety requirement > > If you are not holding the correct visa mentioned above at check-in, then you will be entitled to the standard free checked baggage allowance of 20 kilos per passenger. > > Yours Sincerely, Hi all, Yesterday I emailed Singapore airlines to double check that we will get 40kg of baggage allowance when we fly to oz. We just bought a regular one way ticket, we bought it online. I also spoke to them yesterday - to request this email confirmation, and they said I didn't even need the email, that the check in staff would automatically grant the extra on seeing the visa, but it is nice to have something to wave under their noses just in case! Anyway I just thought I would pop their reply in here, for all to see. X >
  3. Hello! Hoping someone can help me... I have made the very traumatic decision to go back to the UK after 5 happy years in Aus (sob). I don't really have that much stuff that i need to keep, so I was thinking maybe just send it air freight/unaccompanied baggage. Prices seem quite reasonable, but I'm thinking there must be some sneaky import customs taxes, duties type things for when my stuff arrives at Heathrow - does anyone know anything about this? I can't find the info online. Basically, if there are lots of sneaky costs, I'll just buy the more expensive BA flight and get extra luggage. I did think about shipping, but the man at the freight company seemed to think that was a rubbish idea - talk about needing professional packers, and having to pick up the stuff from Dover myself. It sounded too hard and pretty expensive. Would really appreciate any advice xxx
  4. Just recounting our experiences in the hope it helps others We have been organising our flights for our relocation in November. It's been a bit awkward because the company are doing the booking and paying, so we've had a bit of to and fro in trying to get the best result that means we can take a decent amount of luggage to tide us over until our stuff arrives We couldn't book the "migrant fares" that some airlines offer, nor the additional migrant baggage allowances, because the booking wasn't being made from the UK nor by a migrant, but by the company from Australia. I checked and confirmed this with the airlines and they wouldn't budge However, on research we found that of the common direct carriers the following applies a) Emirates have the best standard allowance in economy of 30Kg b) BA, Qantas, Virgin allow 23 Kg c) Most of the Far Eastern airlines (I checked CP, Singapore, Malay) only allow 20Kg More importantly, BA and Virgin were *vastly* cheaper for a pre-booked additional bag. They will both let you have one extra bag (so a further 23Kg) for £33-34 per person for the whole bag, if you book online All other airlines that I researched - including Qantas - wanted somewhere between £500 and £700 for the same amount of additional baggage The BA/Virgin additional baggage charges are a bit of a steal to be honest. For the three of us we've booked an extra bag each, so now have up to 46Kg each (ie 2 big bags, which is plenty even for our son's toys) for the total of only about £100 for all 3 of us If you are struggling with balancing the luggage equation and trying to work out your flights, it's worth bearing in mind HTH
  5. lauradarlin

    Baggage Allowance

    Does anyone know if you can wangle extra baggage allowance from any of the airlines when coming to Oz for a year? I know there's talk of getting a bigger allowance when you emigrate properly but wondered if any of the airlines might be kind enough to give me an allowance big enough for my shoes - a year is a long tome for us to be separated!! :cute:
  6. Can anyone help me? Have been told that I am allowed 25kg on a 457 visa nad that it should be on the endoresements sections of my ticket. I have booked online and cannot see this anywhere on the e ticket?
  7. Ali&Paul

    Extra baggage for migrants

    Hiya does anyone know how you get the extra baggage allowance? Emirates say they don't do it anymore, is it only certain airlines? Someone told me that you can get the extra baggage if you open a bank account with ANZ, is that right enough? Thanks for any help
  8. Hi all, I know some airlines like Singapore airlines offer extra baggage allowance for free for holders of PR visa's. Does anyone know if Air Asia offer anything like this? Thanks, Lucy :cute:
  9. The Pom Queen

    No Excess Baggage Fee

    JETSTAR check-in staff at Cairns airport will not charge travellers for excess baggage on Friday. The action, dubbed No Weigh Day, is the first industrial action the airline has faced in its eight-year history. The Australian Services Union said yesterday the Qantas-owned carrier’s check-in staff would waive excess baggage fees for 24 hours in protest at stalled workplace agreement negotiations. The No Weigh Day will affect passengers at airports in Cairns and also at Sydney, Melbourne, Avalon, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Excess baggage fees will be waived between 3.30am on Friday and 3.30am on Saturday. ASU Assistant National Secretary Linda White said workers at the airline had been negotiating a new workplace agreement for the past 12 months covering about 400 employees at seven Australian airports, including Cairns. "The decision to take industrial action was a last resort but management has left their workers with no other option," Ms White said. "They’re not interested in listening to workers’ reasonable requests for a fair pay rise. Rather, they are looking to push wages and conditions in the industry to new depths. Our members just want Jetstar to value their work. "This Friday, ASU members will send a message that it’s time for management to start seriously negotiating with their workers and valuing their work. "We’re happy to say that this will have no negative impact on passengers, in fact it will be a bonus." Some passengers immediately took to social networking site Twitter to welcome the decision. "Jetstar won’t charge excess baggage fees this Friday … time to take Aunty Gloria in Adelaide that Banana Tree Pot Plant I got her," one person wrote. Jetstar said it was disappointed check-in workers were taking industrial action which is estimated to cost the airline $50,000 in lost fees. No Weigh Day comes as Qantas faces its own industrial relations problems. The airline’s ground staff, engineers and pilots have all carried out recent industrial action.
  10. Guest

    Excess baggage!

    Hello, Hi There, after 18 months from start to finish we have just recieved our 176 sub class state visa for Victoria and are looking forward to moving to Melbourne in January. When we recieved our visa we had some information telling us about discounted filghts and extra baggage allowence as we are emigrating, does anybody know what companies do this and how you go about sorting it out? Thanks alot James and Hayley
  11. Hi, its been a long since weve been on here. Does any one know the baggage allowance for singapore airlines going from heathrow to perth (one way) ????:unsure:
  12. Hi there, was hoping someone could help - Im going to be travelling to Australia with Singapore airlines who I know offer extra baggage allowance for people who are travelling to live in Australia permanently. I currently have a 309 visa ... which strictly speaking is a temporary visa for 2 years, so will this make a difference? ... I dont want to be stuck with a £800 bill for an extra bag at the airport. Cheers!
  13. Peemacgee

    sending excess baggage via courier

    We are moving to Sydney on 19th October, out household items are going via pickfords. But we are going to be sending a couple of cases roughly 40kg in total via courier. Stuff like clothes we need for when we get there but not the ones for travelling. Wondered if anyone else has done this or could recommend someone Cheers Paul
  14. Hello, I rang singapore airlines to enquire about getting the extra baggage allowance. I had to send on my visa letter and the answer I got was that we are not eligible as we do not have a permanent resident visa. The visa we have is Partner Permanent Visa (subclass 100). My husband has the original permanent resident visa. I'm just wondering if anyone has had the same response? How will I fit everything in 20kg per person? :arghh: Thanks in advance
  15. Just wondering if anyone had managed to get extra baggage allowance or discounted flights through International Organisation for Migration. I have emailed them but had no response yet. thanks k
  16. I’m trying to add additional baggage to my Qantas flight. On the website it says “Visit Manage Your Booking to purchase an Additional Baggage Allowance.” For the life of me I cannot find any options where I can pay to have my baggage allowance increased. :arghh: Have any of you experienced the same problems? TIA
  17. I remember someone in PIO is having discussion regarding the extra baggage allowances that they got in singapore airlines... Can anyone brief me wht i want to do to get the extra allowances. I am 475 visa holder. Rex
  18. I am sure that I have read recently of PIO's getting additional baggage allowance when flying singapore airlines. I contacted customer services and they were of no help just sent me a standard e-mail. Any suggestions would be gratefully received! :biggrin:
  19. Hi all, Does anyone know whether we would be able to take the 40kg of luggage if going over on a 457 visa? Wasn't sure if it was just for perm residents? Gave them a call today and who I spoke to didn't make it clear at all! Thanks for your help, Katie x
  20. Hi guys! Just a quickie! Does anyone know if any of the airlines offer extra baggage when you are flying one way to Oz? Someone mentioned to me that you can get 40kg a person but didn't know the airline? They could just be talking out of their bottoms though!!:eek: Nicky x :hug:
  21. I am checking out flights / airlines / prices / times / etc etc etc... Hope to book in the next day or so!!! If not today... So I know a couple of airlines which do the extra baggage allowance if you are on a premanent visa... Qantas Singapore Airlines But what about the likes of... Cathay Pacific Malaysia Royal Brunei Korean Air & is there any other airlines I should check out before booking??? Also, I have been quoted €35 extra per person for the double baggage allowance with Singapore Air, is this normal, does everyone have to pay??? Thanks guys... Susie:biggrin:
  22. We are hoping to move to Canberra in August this year - we have already used our extra allowance as we have validated and now we will be stuck with 20kg as hoping to fly with Singapore (will try and get the extra 5kg some have got ...) Our things will be shipped 2-3 weeks before we fly, we are then stopping off at Singapore and expect to be in Canberra for 6 weeks before our shipping arrives. We think we are going to need more clothes and shoes (including interview outfits) and possibly a printer for job/house applications etc so are considering sending a box over early with these items in. Sevenseas will charge £120 for one tea-chest box. Has anyone else done this or do you make do with what you can put in your case?? Maybe I'm overly worrying!! Any tips appreciated!!
  23. My googling on this has led me here so hoping someone can help... I'm flying to Perth on 21st July (studying at UWA for a year on a student exchange). Booked return flights on BA.com - outbound flights are Qantas all the way and the return for popping home for xmas is Qantas to Singapore then BA back to London. Question is about the baggage - incapable of packing lightly so wanted to take an extra bag (+ want to take my backpack for obligatory travelling during the holidays) rather naively just looked at the BA costs for an extra bag ( which seemed lovely) - but since found the Qantas rates and want to cry - which ones would I have to pay? Any advice what I can how I can send the extra bag if it would be the Qantas (no WAY! I can afford them). Don't really trust phoning up because the possibility of turning up at the airport and finding out whatever info I've got is wrong is not one I want - so want other peoples experiences... + here they're chatting about dimensions http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/checked-baggage/global/en?int_cam=au:info:promo:baggage-changes-1june:lang:en#jump3 having to be 158cm but can't work out whether thats just for the flights booked before December 2010 - anyone know - otherwise my main suitcase is going to be something like 3cm over Thanks everyone
  24. Has anyone flown recently from the UK to Australia with Singapore Airlines? I'm trying to find out if you're allowed 1 or 2 checked bags per person for this flight. Looking through their website I've struggled to find a definite answer. Cheers, Stu
  25. Just havin a little panic, now we're due to fly out on Sunday, ( one way ) We're approx 2kg per suitcase ( x5 ) overweight, and was wondering if anyone had got away with paying the charges. Not sure how much Quantas would charge us if we were pulled on it. Would be gratefull for anyones experiences regarding this. Chris x