Hand luggage - EgyptAir

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  • Vice.Destroyer 7 Mar 2012 12:06:47 5,841 posts
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    Just on the off-chance. How strict are Egyptair, in peoples opinion when it comes to hand luggage? I have a little suitcase that weighs 18kg. Egyptair only allow you 8kg. How strict would they be with checking weight? It fulfills the dimension requirements, so will fit in the overhead compartment. It's just a lot heavier than they allow.

    I just don't want to be stung by a $50 per kilo surcharge
  • billythekid 7 Mar 2012 12:08:40 11,146 posts
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    $50 per kilo?!?
    That's a Pharaoh amount.
  • skuzzbag 7 Mar 2012 12:10:16 5,648 posts
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    I sphynx they definately check the weight.
  • billythekid 7 Mar 2012 12:11:54 11,146 posts
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    Tut tut
  • heyyo 7 Mar 2012 12:13:34 14,373 posts
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    If it looks heavy then they'd weigh it, you know bulging at the seams.
  • Vice.Destroyer 7 Mar 2012 12:19:24 5,841 posts
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    It thankfully doesn't. I'm jumping on an easyjet flight today, egyptair tomorrow. I always take this suitcase with easyjet and never have any issues with easyjet. We shall see if I can redistribute weight between hold and hand luggage.
  • Razz 7 Mar 2012 12:19:30 61,278 posts
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    Ra'sclart! $50 isn't bad Giza!

    Edited by Razz at 12:22:54 07-03-2012

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  • Vice.Destroyer 7 Mar 2012 12:21:40 5,841 posts
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    $50 per KILO. $500 extra on a ticket that only cost me 479.
  • billythekid 7 Mar 2012 12:22:01 11,146 posts
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    If you keep carrying hand luggage that heavy you'll end up needing to see the Cairopractor.
  • Nexus_6 7 Mar 2012 12:28:24 3,882 posts
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    Billy wins!
  • ram 7 Mar 2012 12:30:12 3,481 posts
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    Ouch, are you hands chaffing carrying your bags? They're all red and they lux or
  • Trafford 7 Mar 2012 12:48:57 5,807 posts
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    In denial with luggage I see.
  • mal 7 Mar 2012 12:52:17 22,605 posts
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    Have you considered upgrading to ibisness class?

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Vice.Destroyer 7 Mar 2012 13:07:42 5,841 posts
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    Trafford wrote:
    In denial with luggage I see.
    :)
    Your words on the subject have been taken onboard. I am just trying to see whether someone has had definite experience regarding this, one way or another. I didn't get a response on that travel forum you linked to. I certainly won't risk it, since there are only high-value items in my hand luggage.
  • Trafford 7 Mar 2012 13:25:43 5,807 posts
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    @Vice.Destroyer
    Most flights to Africa give you a 2 piece hold allowance anyway, plus hand luggage
    In fact-Egypt Air do.
  • President_Weasel 7 Mar 2012 13:29:06 9,381 posts
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    Some days this forum justifies all my faith in it. And this Aswan of them.
  • X201 7 Mar 2012 13:37:26 15,517 posts
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    Thread has gone silly.

    I Sadat would happen. Luxor like I was right.

    Edited by X201 at 13:38:32 07-03-2012
  • Vice.Destroyer 7 Mar 2012 13:44:46 5,841 posts
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    Trafford wrote:
    @Vice.Destroyer
    Most flights to Africa give you a 2 piece hold allowance anyway, plus hand luggage
    In fact-Egypt Air do.
    I don't know what is wrong with me. I have seen that page, time and time again. But until now, I read that as them giving you only a maximum 23kg weight allowance, regardless of whether it's one or two pieces. I didn't cotton on, that it will be 2 pieces at 23kg each.

    I feel a bit bad about removing a monitor and three clocks from the hold luggage now. But my Glasgow-London leg only allows 1 piece of hold luggage at 20kg. I wouldn't have been able to do it.
  • President_Weasel 7 Mar 2012 13:47:18 9,381 posts
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    Is that an Egyptian cotton pun or a coincidence?
    I love how everyone Rameses puns into the thread.
  • Trafford 7 Mar 2012 14:00:36 5,807 posts
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    @Vice. You could just pay the extra case charge on Easyjet.
  • Vice.Destroyer 7 Mar 2012 14:32:36 5,841 posts
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    That is where I clearly need some more reading comprehension. The website allows me to add another suitcase, but this time I am quite certain it tells you that even if you add another suitcase into the hold, the total weight you can carry is still only 20kg. It makes no logical sense, but that is what the relevant section of the website says when you make amendments to your ticket AND what this helpful graphic says.

  • Trafford 7 Mar 2012 15:26:20 5,807 posts
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    Your right there. Pretty much back to square one then :/
  • Nanocrystal 7 Mar 2012 15:35:57 1,031 posts
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    Khamoon guys, that's enough puns.
  • X201 7 Mar 2012 15:42:10 15,517 posts
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    Giza chance. We've only just started.
  • DaM 7 Mar 2012 16:04:37 13,264 posts
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    I'm half-Egyptian, I'll ask my mummy and we'll get this wrapped up.
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