first_imgNorwegian£9 per kg, per leg 3. Pool baggage with a partnerIf the worst happens and your overweight or oversize baggage doesn’t make it past the check-in desk, collaborate with your partner/best friend/mum to spread the weight across your checked luggage. If you ask the airline staff to weigh your bags together, you might not even have to swap any of your stuff, but if they’re being picky, just pop to the nearest bathroom to even out your loads. Planning ahead? Airlines like Flybe let you buy hefty amounts of baggage by overall weight, rather than by piece, so for example, one passenger could buy 40kg worth of baggage but spread it across two separate bags. It doesn’t matter if one is heavier or belongs to another passenger, so long as they don’t exceed the overall weight limit in total. Bringing bulky or special items on board? We’ve got all you need to know…Flying with your bike: airline rules and restrictionsThinking of taking your bike on holiday? Confused by airline baggage fees? Here’s the deal on flying your bike with the UK’s 10 most popular airlines, including hidden costs and rules on how to pack a bike for a flight.How to travel with your pet on a flightHere’s the lowdown on flying with your beloved pet, from taking your dog on a plane, to airline carrier fees for animals.Baggage allowance guides for major European airlinesNo matter which airline you’re flying with, here are complete guides to baggage rules and restrictions for the UK’s biggest airlines, including easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways and Jet2.Information correct as of 12th August 2018. Please always check the latest guidance before booking a tripSkyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. Aer Lingus€10 per kilo, €75 per bag on long haul flights Dreaming of your next adventure? Fly away with some of our most popular airlines: Ryanair£11 per kg KLM€55-$75 per bag depending on route and travel class Note:Oversize or overweight baggage may be classed as cargo and subject to further fees if exceeding airline max weight restrictions. Fees vary according to route and/or destination.How to avoid excess baggage feesThere are ways to keep baggage costs down (and no, they don’t involve wearing all of your clothes at once to save on packing space. From pooling with a pal to busting out the scales in advance of your flight, here are our top tips for avoiding excess baggage charges.1. Pay for additional bags onlineIt’s nearly always much cheaper to simply book extra hold luggage in advance if you think you might tip the scales at the boarding gate. Airlines know that keeping within weight/size limits is not always possible, so they encourage you to plan ahead by selling extra baggage online with up to 50% discounts on what you would pay at the airport. You can usually buy by the kilo, or by piece when you book your flight or add it on to your ticket right up to the day you fly. Budget carriers like Aer Lingus, Norwegian and Jet2 start from around €10, so it’s worth admitting you’re not a light packer upfront, to avoid heavy charges later on. Check out your airline’s baggage limit in advance here, so you know what you’re working with.2. Weigh your bags firstBeat airline baggage fees by weighing as you pack. If your wheelie is looking decidedly stuffed the night before you travel, you could save yourself a pretty penny by double-checking the weight while you’ve still got time to take out those extra layers or second pair of heels. Balancing a suitcase on bathroom scales can be tricky, but portable luggage scales are fairly cheap and easy to come by – and this way, you can pack your very own weight monitor for the return journey, too. Need help squeezing everything into your luggage? We’ve got more tips on packing right here. British Airways£36-£65 per bag depending on route and travel class Thomas Cook Airlines£10-£16 per kg at the airport, depending on route $30-$70 at airport Flybe£15 per kg** Virgin Atlantic£65 if overweight Qatar Airways$25-$55 per kg online Air France€75-€250 per bag 4. Get smart, lightweight luggageEver thought it might be your travel bags adding all the weight, not you? Older suitcases can have heavy frames which add precious kg to your hold baggage, so check out what lightweight options are out there, or switch from a hard shell to a backpack. We’ll get you started, with these top travel-smart suitcases for 2017. £20 for additional 5kg online €10/kg charge for every bag over the six bag allowance (If bag weighs between 20kg-32kg) AirlineExcess baggage charge Turkish AirlinesFrom €4-€32  per kg depending on route EmiratesFrom £26 per kg Vueling Airlines£11 per kgWizz AirFees depend on route and season Air FranceThomson AirwaysBritish Airways Etihad AirwaysFrom £14 per kg **Loganair operated flights: €13 per bag if in excess of 20kg £40 if oversized Delta€100-200 per bag depending on weight and route of travel RelatedChecked baggage allowances for major airlines: A simple guideLooking for checked baggage allowance information, including luggage size, weight and charges? Find all the facts you need about airline baggage restrictions in this handy table, plus, get tips on avoiding excess baggage charges and checking in online.Qatar baggage restrictions explained and how to maximise your hand luggage allowanceHow many cabin bags can you take on board a Qatar Airways flight? How much checked luggage can you fly with? Avoid excess baggage charges with this handy table of luggage weights, sizes and fees, plus tips on making the most of your checked and hand luggage allowance.How much does it cost to check your ski and snow equipment on the plane?Below we show you a guide with the different charges and billing policies that the main airlines apply to fly with skis and snowboards. Jet2£12 per kg TUI£13-£18 per kg ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Lufthansa€50-€150 depending on route and travel class easyJet£10 per kglast_img


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