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Baggage Allowances

Discussion in 'New to Scuba Diving' started by BigJohn, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. paul wilson

    paul wilson New Member

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    empirates allow 30 kgs of baggage so plenty of room there

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    SCUBA EQUIPMENT

    You are allowed to take one suitable packed scuba diving set of not more than one of each of the following items in checked baggage;
    • Empty scuba tank (Compressed air/gas tank must be empty.)
    • Scuba regulator
    • Tank harness
    • Tank pressure gauge
    • Mask
    • Knife
    • Spear gun (Spear guns must be unloaded with spear packed seperately.)
    • Safety vest up to 15 kilos
     
  2. Shoka

    Shoka Stripy Fish Specialist

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    Experience with baggage allowances on the Easyjet flight from Manchester to Sharm.

    My kit including cameras and housing and back plate rig weighs in at around 26 kg, boss buddies BC based set up is just under 20 kg.

    Beware that the wording on the Easyjet website is not immediately clear, though if you chase down all the references it is consistant.

    Deal is you can pay a sports baggage premium which gives you a second bag allowance with, on the face of it, a 20 kg weight allowance. This would appear to be in addition to the 20 kg that you get with booked hold luggage.

    The catch is that your total baggage allowance is maximum 32 kg per passanger however it is distributed and however many bags it is distributed across.

    So in reality if you have already booked the hold luggage option, your sports baggage purchase gets you only an additional 12 kg of weight.

    Confirmed this is the case by email with their customer service.

    The get out for us was that the hand baggage is by volume not weight, so we packed all the high density stuff in the hand luggage. Downside was that our hand luggage was actually heavier than our hold luggage, and we had to lug it around.

    For future reference Monarch offer a similar sports baggage deal, but as far as I read the Monarch website, the deal is a real 20 kg of additional sports baggage and cheaper than the Easyjet , so Monarch are likely to be top of my list for my next trip to Egypt.

    Cheers Harry
     
  3. Roy

    Roy Active Member

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    How can you take that much to Egypt. The only time we've needed extra was going to dive in the arctic.
     
  4. Jenkins

    Jenkins Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.

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    Not flown Monarch for a couple of years but HATE them, very cramped legroom (and narrow seats). IME the luggage allowance for divers is an extra 5kg on top of the standard luggage allowance (free on production of a cert card) and around £9/kg excess charges if you go over weight.
     
  5. Shoka

    Shoka Stripy Fish Specialist

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    Looks like the Monach free 5 kg for certified divers is now to Egypt only.
    Check the information at booking time, lots of airlines are/have changed the way they charge baggage recently.

    Roy, I wish I knew. Could be all the H's on the gear, they cost a lot maybe they weigh heavy as well :)
    The backplate is aluminium, could be the f1 fins ?

    I kid you not my kit in it's scubapro caravan wheeled bacg is 25 kg +

    Cheers Harry
     
  6. puddle fish

    puddle fish Well-Known Member

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    Buy a cheep wheeled holdall from argos 1.5kg and then a jacket with pockets I managed to get my SLR camera underwater camera housing lenses notebook and leads in my jacket it weighed in at about 6kg :)

    then sirlankan airways didnt even bother weighing the hand luggage

    Spelling affected by Rioja :thumbup:
     
  7. Phil O

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    I'm waiting for one these to arrive

    Cabin Max

    A light weight rucksack at 0.7Kg and designed to fit within airline hand baggage sizes.
     
  8. Badknees

    Badknees Meg Pilot (retired) and Forum KGB

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    Try amazon Phil they have a bag the fits the exact hand luggage size. Eazy jet unlimited weight for hand luggage and the meg.fits.:)
     
  9. Shoka

    Shoka Stripy Fish Specialist

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    Without bottles I guess ??

    Been looking at the innerspace systems pages.

    Interesting kit. Re-breathers have come a long way since I last looked.

    Still rather a minority sport though "and there are over 1000 Meg CCR systems in the field"

    Cheers Harry
     
  10. Jenkins

    Jenkins Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.

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    This thread has gone a bit off-topic with discussion about security checks and what you can/can't take through as hand luggage.

    Rather than let the helpfull info about which airline lets you have what weight of gear get lost I have moved most of the discussion about hand luggage and security checks to THIS new thread (no posts have been deleted).

    Jenkins - Moderator
     
  11. bigbird

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    you know jenkins...i feel that you are just a bit too eager to delete posts and mod threads..its getting ridiculous!

    if people ask about airport security its still relevant...and some people actually might find what was said helpful to get them through an airport a little easier!

    you really need to stop jumping in like you do...and you yourself entered into the discussion that ensued to take it off topic!
     
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  12. Jenkins

    Jenkins Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.

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    Yes a thread about airport security is both interesting and relevant to UKD and I repeat NOTHING HAS BEEN DELETED just moved to keep the two conversations from detracting from each other.

    Jenkins
     
  13. 60plus

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    I have flown 6 times since October 2017 and will be flying to Portugal in October. Airlines are EasyJet, Ryanair and Jet2. All seem to be changing their luggage allowances and costs. Regarding security. At Manchester I had to explain in detail what my regs were (I carry them as hand baggage in an Apeks case) and they got wiped for drugs. At Arrecife I accidentally left a large knife in my hand baggage, it never got noticed. I got stopped and wiped for drugs but the bloke on the hand baggage scanner must have been asleep.
     
  14. Wibble

    Wibble Fish don't talk
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    (Quick note about this thread... it's really old! There was considerable argie-bargie going on then)

    Very lucky with the knife. At best it would have been confiscated... must admit that I'm very careful with hand luggage simply to reduce the hassle.
     
  15. JasonP

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    I think you'll find they're testing for explosives rather than drugs.

    Sent from my LG-H990 using Tapatalk
     
  16. 60plus

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    Arrecife wipe was definitely for drugs - he told me. Manchester wipe could have been for anything.
    Back to subject of baggage allowances, just booked another hol and flights are with Thomas Cook. Only 6 kgs hand luggage pr person and an extra £25.50 for each 20 kg of hold luggage. This is I think about the worst luggage deal of any airline. Despite this we chose Thomas Cook because their flight times give an extra day and a half hols compared to the others.
     
  17. Wibble

    Wibble Fish don't talk
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    6kg, struth. SWMBO's handbag would fall foul of that, let alone a backpack with computer!
     
  18. Doomanic

    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    Ryanscare is from €30 each way for 15kg of hold luggage.
     
  19. Harvey-NG

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    I'd rather swim though, 15kg of luggage is useless if it ends up on the wrong plane
     
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  20. JasonP

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    It's not their staff doing the baggage handling though, it's the same company who do everyone else's. They only need to attach the right tag.

    I only use the for weekend trips, hand luggage only, which aren't that important to me. And then it's about once a year when I've forgotten how annoying they and Stansted airport are.
     

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