Why are airline baggage rules different on flights to the Americas?

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Andy B

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Why are airline baggage rules different on flights to the Americas?

chrisjrn

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because fees for baggage handling in the US itself are covered by the bag, and not by total weight.

Southland

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Different OHS or WHS laws??

Andy B

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Thanks Everyone :)

John Phelan

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The US Government mandated, decades ago, that luggage on US airlines - and flights to/from the US from international airlines - must use the piece system of baggage, not weight. Hence if an airline wants to fly to or from the US, they must institute the piece system for those flights.

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