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Excess Baggage

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Perhaps this is one for the ladies! I have an awful lot of clothes, shoes and bags that I want to take with me.

 

I have been sorting out my wardrobe in the lead up to the move as we are switching seasons here in Spain so thought it would be an ideal opportunity to sort out stuff for the charity shops.

 

OH has said not to panic and what I cannot put into the container, we will pay excess baggage with the airline. Has anyone done this, what sort of cost would I be looking at for extra bags with the airlines? TIA


IELTS 02/12 = 9's, AQF III 31/05/12, TRA Ass 14/11/12, EOI Submitted 14/11/12, Invite Received 15/11/12, 489 FS Lodged 29/11/12, CO Assigned 01/01/13, Meds 17/01/13 Grant 02/04/2013 189 Independent Visa Invitation 22/04/13, VISA GRANT 01/05/13

Arrived in Perth 09/10/13

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very much depends on the airline. some airlines will charge about 50 quid per bag, other will charge ridiculous amounts per kilo overweight. you'd want to check the policies of any code-sharers on your route as the policy of the operating airline takes precedence over who you book with. Cheaper option is generally to use a company such as "excessbaggage" who specialise in unaccompanied luggage.

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Hi Hun, sorry but your post about having lots of shoes, clothes and bags made tickled me, you sound just like me, :wink: I didn't bring much, because I threw a lot out, it had passed its best, but I have compensated since getting here :wink: not too sure about the cost of excess baggage, but I can't imagine it being cheap .... When we first started to spend time in Spain I.e., before the big move, I sent a lot of clothing and household stuff over with a cargo company, it went airfreight, this might be cheaper, we had a pallet sent over, which was bubble wrapped and I think it was 350 pounds, from the UK to Spain, it might be worth you considering moving it this way, you will get it quicker than in your container and I would suspect it is cheaper than paying by the kilo for excess baggage, because they are quite tasty on the price of this .....

 

good luck Hun.

will reply to your email shortly.

Love x x LS

i bet the hooligans are dead excited :animal-dog::animal-dog::ssign20::animal-dog:

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Thanks for the advice Guys.

 

LS - we are going to hire a one way van rental from here to the UK to take our boxes and of course the Hooligans. It was just too expensive to fly the dogs and pay a transporter as well.

 

I have done a couple of online quotes for excess baggage and it is not a cheap option. Once I know what carrier we will be flying with, I will have to see how much they charge and then make the decision then. It seems daft to pay for a container or move cube then pay again for excess baggage. I will just have to be patient. I should remember that I lived out of a backpack for a year and managed!:wink:


IELTS 02/12 = 9's, AQF III 31/05/12, TRA Ass 14/11/12, EOI Submitted 14/11/12, Invite Received 15/11/12, 489 FS Lodged 29/11/12, CO Assigned 01/01/13, Meds 17/01/13 Grant 02/04/2013 189 Independent Visa Invitation 22/04/13, VISA GRANT 01/05/13

Arrived in Perth 09/10/13

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Flying with Emirates from UK to Aus (via Dubai) gets you 30kg as standard in economy.

 

SA are tight, 20kg and that is all (unless on a permanent unvalidated visa on a one way ticket then you get double).

 

Qantas and BA both offer a flat fee for an extra bag (about $90 iirc). 23kg. One per person, book in advance etc, T&C on their websites. Not sure if it applies to codeshares.

 

Suggest, if none of the above are any good that you look at excess baggage companies that just fly your excess baggage and are not connected with the airline you fly with. There are a fair few around. I'd not pay the per kg excess for baggage when you fly. Its a rip off. Far better to have it fly out with another company and it be there within a week or so.

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Had a quote from a shipper today and it was £639 for 4 bags which is a lot more than we really wanted to pay. I will check out the site you have suggested - Thanks Lorraine x


IELTS 02/12 = 9's, AQF III 31/05/12, TRA Ass 14/11/12, EOI Submitted 14/11/12, Invite Received 15/11/12, 489 FS Lodged 29/11/12, CO Assigned 01/01/13, Meds 17/01/13 Grant 02/04/2013 189 Independent Visa Invitation 22/04/13, VISA GRANT 01/05/13

Arrived in Perth 09/10/13

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Wot about seven seas, if you send more than one box its not too bad.

 

http://www.sevenseasworldwide.com/?source=google&KW=seven%20seas&gclid=CN-FiKfbu7YCFU7MtAoda0QArw

 

Hows it all going, our shippers are coming Thursday and Robin is panicing saying we wont be ready!!!

 

Tina


WDU filmed 06/07.09, Job offer recevied. AQF III for shoemaker awarded 26.01.12. TRA successful 01.06.12. Qualified as a midwife 23.09.12. 457 Grant 29.01.13 Arrived Brisbane 23.04.13. ENS 186 apllied 16.03.14..

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Wot about seven seas, if you send more than one box its not too bad.

 

http://www.sevenseasworldwide.com/?source=google&KW=seven%20seas&gclid=CN-FiKfbu7YCFU7MtAoda0QArw

 

Hows it all going, our shippers are coming Thursday and Robin is panicing saying we wont be ready!!!

 

Tina

 

Thanks. I had thought about S Seas as well as I also like their Move Cube. I am panicking a bit too much I think. I sorted out my wardrobe and realised how much stuff I had and not sure whether I have the patience to wait for it to go over by sea. It will sort itself out I am sure.

 

Ha Ha, you'll be fine. I have been following you on FB. Not long now Hon. Who did you use in the end? Speak soon xx


IELTS 02/12 = 9's, AQF III 31/05/12, TRA Ass 14/11/12, EOI Submitted 14/11/12, Invite Received 15/11/12, 489 FS Lodged 29/11/12, CO Assigned 01/01/13, Meds 17/01/13 Grant 02/04/2013 189 Independent Visa Invitation 22/04/13, VISA GRANT 01/05/13

Arrived in Perth 09/10/13

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I checked on Qantas yesterday and got the impression it was 30kg which is way more than we'll need I think. I may be wrong though, it could be 23kg, I got confused reading the website!

I'm concerned that my dog grooming stuff will weigh a lot, basically half my suitcase will be dresses and leggings, and half will be slicker brushes, scissors, and clippers. Thankfully husband is just taking clothes so won't weigh too much hopefully. We both have about five pairs of shoes between us!


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I'm hoping to go with BA. They can cost a little more and you can pay for extra bags. This is from their website. Just remember all flights must be BA - no code shares!

 

If you wish to take more bags than your free checked baggage allowance, you can pay to check in up to 10 extra bags per person with the same weight restrictions as your free allowance.

Extra bag charges when you pay in advance on ba.com.

Cabin Free allowance 1st extrabag Further extra bags

First

Club World

Biz Bed 3 bags £77/$119/€98 £77/$119/€98

 

World Traveller Plus

Prem Plus 2 bags £77/$119/€98 £77/$119/€98

 

World Traveller Y class

(full-fare Economy) 2 bags £77/$119/€98 N£77/$119/€98

 

World Traveller

Eco 1 bag* £34/$51/€43* £77/$119/€98

 

Club Europe 2 bags £34/$51/€43 £34/$51/€43f

Euro Traveller

 

UK Domestic 1 bag £34/$51/€43 £34/$51/€43

Euro Traveller

 

UK Domestic

(hand baggage only fares) 0 bags £20/$30/€25 £34/$51/€43

* Some Frequent Flyer members have a free checked allowance of 2 bags, please refer to the section above for more detail (Size and weight of free baggage allowances) Customers travelling to and from Brazil, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and on connecting journeys between India and USA/Bermuda/Canada have a free checked bag allowance of 2 bags. Extra bags will be charged at £77/$119/€98 per bag.

Charges are shown in UK pounds, US dollars and euros.

Charges in euros may vary depending on current exchange rates.

Charges will be converted to local currency at the airport.

You cannot purchase extra bags for an infant, under 2 years of age.

Pay for extra baggage using Manage My Booking

Edited by chellywell

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Excess baggage charges are crazy! Singapore airlines wanted to charge us nearly £400 to take a travel cot. Needles to say it got left with the inlaws.

 

We shipped a few boxes of winter stuff and baby essentials before we moved (stuff we couldnt wait for the container and couldnt fit in our bags). We shipped just over 70kg and it cost us around £250. This was with PSS. I couldnt recommend them enough. It was so easy and stressfree. Delivered door to door.

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BA is the only one which does sensible excess baggae charges, but it has to be BA all the way, not code shares, which I think is no use if you're going to Perth

 

Otherwise look at Qantas/Emirates/Etihad, which offer (in the case of Qantas later this year when they start code sharing with Emirates) 30Kg as standard

 

Most Asian airlines only give you 20Kg.....so be careful

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