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One check luggage – no charge – for two $25 – for three $100

Sounds fair to me. The more you take, the more "you" weigh, the more you pay!

Air Canada allows two carry on at 10 kg each so I loaded up on carry on !

I think it’s a blatant cash-grab to try to offset rising fuel charges.

Canada/US and ACV economy is applicable to the 25 CAD charge, but those on flight only (international) are still allowed 2 checked bags @ 23 kg

www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/airport/baggage/checked.html

I actually wish the charters had the same policy, considering many of them are now charging blatant rip off prices/kg for overage on your 1×20 kg bag. I’d gladly pay an extra 25 dollars to bring in an additional 23 kgs

Better a cash grab from those with lots of luggage than to penalize the people who travel light with yet another fuel surcharge, imho.

wossa Guest I actually wish the charters had the same policy, considering many of them are now charging blatant rip off prices/kg for overage on your 1×20 kg bag. I’d gladly pay an extra 25 dollars to bring in an additional 23 kgs I totally agree. I think Air Canada have been very fair when making this policy, and I only wish other airlines would follow suit.

Regardless if you want to take sports equipment or humanitarian aid, $25 is an absolute bargain for 23kg’s compaired to other airlines.

I agree Wossa. With rising fuel costs and unbelievable 20 CAD/kg overweight charges that most of the charter airlines are now charging, the amount of humanitarian aid is going to severely decrease. What a shame.
I think it’s a blatant cash-grab to try to offset rising fuel charges.

Kind of sitting on the fence with this one ::). I understand that the more weight put on the plane, the more fuel it will burn, but the part I don’t understand is……..if ten people have to pay the extra $100.00, that’s an extra $1000.00 and I can’t imagine it costing and extra thousand dollars worth of fuel for the wee bit of weight being added. I don’t know what a fare price would be, so I guess we just have to accept what they charge and "be happy", or stay home and count your money

Jake, eh

Deputy

One bag contained a huge Mickey Mouse ( three feet high) and was light in weight.

Good news!! Air Canada has just announced that they are no longer charging $25 for the second suitcase.

www.mytelus.com/travel/article.do?pageID=home&articleID=2998330

Thursday, Sep 18, 2008WestJet eliminates fuel surcharge, Air Canada eliminates baggage feeTHE CANADIAN PRESSCALGARY – Canada’s major airlines say they’re adjusting their fees and surcharges to reflect the recent drop in fuel prices.WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSX:WJA) says it dropped fuel surcharges Thursday afternoon.It’s biggest competitor, Air Canada (TSX:AC.B), started the day by announcing it was eliminating a fee it imposed on second checked bags, due to high fuel costs.Air Canada and Porter Airlines, a smaller Toronto-based regional airline that flies turboprops to several Canadian and U.S. destinations, also announced plans to do away with their fuel surcharges as stand-alone fees.The airlines are responding to the dramatic drop in the price in crude oil prices, which hit a record high of about US$147 a barrel in July.Oil was down to about US$97 a barrel Thursday afternoon.

© The Canadian Press, 2008

I have literally took stuff out of my suitcase at the counter after it has been weighed, and shuffled items to be "below" the accepted weight.I know I’m kind of slow ::), but ……are you saying, you can take the weight from your bag and put it on your body and you are good to go? Isn’t the plane still going to have to carry the same amount of weight…..does it know if the weight is in your bag or on your body? See, these are the very things that make this issue so hard to understand. Jake, eh
Put your heavy stuff in your jachet pockets.

yukonwolf, you are so smart ;), why didn’t I think of that…..and then you get someone else on the flight to carry your jacket for you, that way the weight problem just goes away. I can’t "weight" to try this one ;D ;).

Willing to bet gooder money that even the Deputy hasn’t thought of trying this one……but let’s keep this between us…o-tay.

Jake, eh

Air Canada has recently rescinded it’s charge for a second bag (you have to check for the limitations), due to falling fuel prices. However, it could be reinstated in future. Check it out.

wossa Guest Air Canada has recently rescinded it’s charge for a second bag (you have to check for the limitations), due to falling fuel prices. However, it could be reinstated in future. Check it out.
This is awesome news if they plan to reinstate the second bag allowance. I have also noticed that the flights are also a little cheaper from London to Toronto……

Wossa…….. ;D

Wossa, I can see your smile from wayyyy over here…
I am trying to find a new lightweight suitcase that is baggage handler sturdy, any one know any brands or styles that help cut down on the starting weight but will make the trip in one piece? Most suitcases weigh 12-16 kg even before you get any clothes backed in them what’s a girl to do…leave her shoes, sandals and extra bathing suits home? they look forward to vacation too you know…
I am trying to find a new lightweight suitcase that is baggage handler sturdy, any one know any brands or styles that help cut down on the starting weight but will make the trip in one piece? HEYS make some decent light weight suitcases but they are pricey.

We’ve found that using duffle bags on wheels (ours are Eddie Bauer) for charter airline travel to sun destinations has substantially alleviated the over weight luggage problem

Cutting down drastically on the number of pairs of shoes we pack helped the most

We just did a "carry-on only" trip and it worked out well.

Yes, I had to leave one extra pair of shoes at home but we had enough room to take them if I had really needed them ;). We didn’t wear the same thing twice all week and, when you really come to think of it, just how much room does your daywear take? All my bikinis are tiny enough to fit into our travel mugs, take a couple of wraps for cover ups, a couple of pairs of shorts, etc, and that’s all we needed. Especially when you can also carry-on a back pack.

Now that we’ve proved to ourselves that "less is more", that will be the only way we travel.

We did, however, have to check our luggage on the way back due to the volume of "liquids" we were bringing back.

Never a dull moment with shirleyujest around, now you see why I have to buy the Big Bubba mugs, so I can fit my bathing suit in it……. ;D ;), In this case, yes the guys are the lucky ones, we just don’t care what we have and it works out great……I can pack ten minutes before we head to the airport and still have time for a shave :D.Jake, eh
I was thinking about the duffle bag approach I know Jake has big red flowery one (his suitcase that is ) you can see on the runway cart from the airport windows… he always knows his bags made the trip before they come around the carousel. Well I have 6 months to find something so thanks for the tips. I have to make sure it will be strudy enough to mkae sure the Don Julio and makes the trip back.

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