Can I share my baggage allowance between travellers?

5 replies

obanpointer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Jun 2014

Total posts 308

Can I share my baggage allowance between travellers? 4 pax with VA to DPS. Allowed 5 bags to 23 kg ( one ff gold) can we take 4 bags with perhaps 1 at 30 kg ( the rest 23 or less) or will we be charged excess for the heavier bag despite being under the total maximum?

AndrewYes

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Oct 2012

Total posts 147

You will be charged. 

Chris_PER

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 19 Feb 2014

Total posts 90

I would expect them to allow since you could just simply re-distribute the weight - the weight itself isnt going to change...

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

They not obligated, but may distribute - check in together and be polite.

And what is stopping you to properly distribut weight among cases to be sure?

X

British Airways - Executive Club

Member since 24 Jan 2012

Total posts 84

One of the reasons the price of an extra piece is cheaper than an overweight bag is to discourage heavy bags as they cause injury to staff and are hard to manouevre. You will be charged. Take an extra piece.

GM

Air NZ Airpoints

Member since 12 Mar 2014

Total posts 12

As X said, if it's a matter of 7kg, why not just take a small collapsible roll bag/duffel bag/whatever you have spare, and repack some clothes etc. in it as need be? Then you're within the rules and have nothing to worry about.

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