FREE BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE
WILL I GET WHEN I TRAVEL?
All airlines have specific 'free baggage allowances'. They typically determine their free baggage allowance subject to the destination to which you are travelling and the class of ticket you hold.
The following list is a general guide for carry-on and checked luggage, please check with the airline you are travelling with for specific information.
FREE CARRY-ON BAGGAGE
FREE CHECKED BAGGAGE
- International First class: 40kg (88lb)
- Business class: 30kg (66lb)
- Economy: 20kg (44lb)
Excess baggage charges will apply at the airport for any pieces in excess of your checked baggage allowance.
In addition, a 'heavy charge' will apply at the airport if your allowance is 23kg per piece and any piece exceeds that weight. No single item of checked baggage may exceed 32kg.
Sporting equipment can be included as part of your checked baggage allowance, subject to the sporting equipment requirements. Charges will apply for any baggage carried in addition to the free allowance.
You may purchase additional baggage allowance in advance to save on airport excess baggage rates. The carriage of baggage over and above the free baggage allowance is subject to space being available.
Some sporting equipment such as surfboards, surf skis and windsurfers (sailboards) may not be able to be carried as checked baggage and will need to be sent as freight. Freight charges will apply.
Airlines offer a limited 'free' baggage allowance to passengers travelling overseas, subject to their ticket class and final destination. For every kilogram in excess of this free allowance, the airline will charge the traveller a premium to carry this baggage as part of the passengers checked baggage allowance; as much as $70.00/kg in some instances. Some airlines will even charge excess baggage per sector travelled before you reach your final destination.
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