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How many kg's of luggage are you supposed to take on a plane?

Asked by nailpolishfanatic (6637points) August 7th, 2010

I am moving for 1 year to a foreign country, we are not rich so I can’t take little clothes and just shop there if I am missing some clothes. I am a person that can’t decide what I want to take with me when traveling, I always have to carry a lot of things with me. Well I’ve started packing and my bag is already full when I haven’t even put my make up and jewelry in it. I can’t zip it, it has only my sports clothes, normal-day-wear clothes and like 5–10 pairs of shoes.

How can I pack everything I need and not go over the limit of what I can take with me??

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jaytkay's avatar

Ask your airline. Rules differ.

marinelife's avatar

What @jaytkay says is true, but the rules have been generalized to give you an idea, although you still have to check with your specific airline.

“The general rule for domestic flights is you can check 3 bags and carry-on none, check 2 bags and carry-on one, or check one bag and carry-on two. The checked bags cannot exceed 50 or 70 pounds (22.68 to 31.75 kg) per bag (Airline Websites), and the dimensions cannot exceed 45” x 55” x 62” for the largest bag. The second largest bag cannot have a dimension that exceeds 55”, and the third checked bag cannot exceed 45” or checked baggage should generally not exceed a linear dimension (length+width+height) of 62”. ”


nailpolishfanatic's avatar

@jaytkay @marinelife , Thank you. It’s something 21 kg that I can take.

YARNLADY's avatar

You didn’t ask, but I suggest you send your excess belongings by UPS or other shipping company, rather than airline luggage.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

You’re in Iceland, right? As @jaytkay said, your best bet is to check with the airline you and your mother have booked for the trip, particularly since it will be an international flight. Different airlines have different restrictions.

Frenchfry's avatar

Well I hope this is a happy move for you. Everybody has given you good ideas. I can’t think of any more to add. I just want to wish you good luck, Well wishes .

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer , yeah we are using, I was checking there page and if I am not mistaken it’s 21 kg’s I think it’s too little:(

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Good for you for checking. (I didn’t before heading to England for the holidays, and it turned into a bit of a short-term nightmare before the flight.) Have you two looked into shipping options yet?

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer , yeah. Well now I am just thinking of taking some clothes out of my suitcase and leave them at home which is a pain since I love clothes
Well shipping is kinda too long and so…

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Refresh my memory. Are you moving to someplace that is seasonal?

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

denmark…, I don’t need to take my winter clothes, because dad will come winter time and he’ll bring them for me.

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