Posted 01 May 2008 - 09:08 PM
i was disgusted to see that XL has reduced the baggage allowance to 15 kilos and now what to charge you £7.50 per person per journey
so effectively they have increased the cost of the flights by £30, seeing as most of us chose our airline by cost i think this is absolutely terrible
Posted 01 May 2008 - 09:49 PM
What is the extra £7.50 per leg for? The 15 kilo 'allowance'?
Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:16 PM
they are charging £7.50 per person, per journey for an extra 5 kilos on top of the 15kilos they are giving you
Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:06 PM
Easyjet have a similar pricing structure where they charge you around £7.50 to check a bag into the hold. Given current security procedures, you have little other choice.
Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:15 PM
It strikes me that all these little add ons, all these inconveniences and additional expenses, mount up and are doing nothing for the tourist industry. I doubt that I will ever see the days back when I used to look for a flight to Crete three of four times a year, as and when the fancy took me. Now I really need a reason, rather than a whim, to go anywhere overseas. The strength of the euro doesn't help either.
I wonder if there is anything we can do that will improve things or whether we must just put up with all the inconveniences of one sort or another.
Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:34 PM
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 09:52 AM
There's and old Chinese proverb that says: He who travels light travels far and cheap..
Posted 02 May 2008 - 10:02 AM
Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:05 AM
If you take a flight with 250 passengers all carrying 5 kg less (2750 lbs) on a flight to Athens then how much less fuel does it need? Other airlines are charging fuel surcharges.
How much more would driving (for example) from Manchester to London and back cost now compared to 6 months ago? What will it cost in 6 months time?
Days of cheap travel by land, sea or air are gone for good!
Just the way it is!
Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:11 PM
so it's very worthwhile to get on to them!!
Posted 17 May 2008 - 03:34 PM
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 06:38 PM
Thinking of changing the homepage on my website to draw attention to the problem-especially as the website is likely to get a mention in a national daily shortly and there may be a rise in hits.
Choosing an airline to travel with is indeed becoming a minefield!
Posted 29 May 2008 - 09:12 PM
Posted 29 May 2008 - 09:56 PM
I'm about to book a flight back to the UK and was going to use Olympic as they are the cheapest and also the only people who fly direct to Manchester.
Can anyone who has flown with Olympic recently, tell me what the luggage allowance is and if they allow a laptop as well as a cabin bag?
I can't find this information anywhere on the website.
Posted 11 June 2008 - 03:08 PM
two weeks ago at manchester airport, we were pretty sure we were close to the 20 kilos limit but i was very surprised to be told the first case was 24.7 kilos and they were going to charge me £25 for it!
being somewhat surprised, i asked to see their calibration certificate and there was a definite buttock clenching behind the desk, the supervisor came over and told me their scales were better than mine so i asked why? show me the cert to prove it ! ( they didn't have one) the case was then re-weighed on the adjacent scale and miraculously came down to 20.5K
to show their authority they made us transfer half a kilo to our hand luggage, wonderful people....
my understanding is that the check-in staff are being incentivised to charge for 'heavy' bags
Posted 11 June 2008 - 03:14 PM
After calling 3 different numbers and speaking to 4 different people, I eventually found out that the hold allowance with Olympic is 23kg, cabin allowance is 5kg plus my laptop.
We'll see what happens when I get to the airport though as I have no way of weighing my bags.
Posted 11 June 2008 - 08:10 PM