Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 17 Nov 2014
Total posts 78
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 30 Mar 2018
Total posts 8
The higher baggage allowance should apply to the entire trip (assuming it is booked under the same PNR). From experience, virgin are only strict on the 23kg per bag rule out of HKG (but usually let it slide if its only a few kg over).
Member since 29 Aug 2013
Total posts 33
I wouldn’t risk it. Even if the total allowance is under the 69kg, and you have a J intl flight they will more than likely try and sting you. VA have been hitting platinum and gold members with excess luggage charges lately. As Platinum in recent weeks I had one 24.5kg bag in Y class and was told to rearrange or pay!
Thai Airways International - Royal Orchid Plus
Member since 13 Jan 2017
Total posts 13
From what you have advised, consider getting a cheap 3rd piece of luggage to reduce the weight of your first piece which you said would be 24-26kg. Split between the 3 to be safe.
Member since 02 Dec 2016
Total posts 104
No, it's an OH&S thing. They may allow one or two kg's over, but don't risk it. Otherwise they'll make you repack the bags.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 27 Jan 2017
Total posts 37
I regularly travel with oversize and heavy snowboarding and surfing bags (25-26kgs) and very rarely do I pay the fee when traveling with Virgin (VA Gold) it’s almost always my only checked bag too.
Member since 22 May 2011
Total posts 17
I'm not sure it's an OHS thing. In the US recently I had 23kgs allowance and was slightly over by 1-2kgs - they said I had to take some out and put it in my hand luggage. They said only first class was entitled to 32kgs. So not really an OHS thing, probably more a revenue thing.
Member since 08 May 2018
Total posts 9
Yes - I thought the max weight is 32kg? from my experiences, heavy bags get a heavy sticker put onto it.
Member since 27 Apr 2017
Total posts 1
'Normally' if your ticket has a domestic leg and an international leg on the one ticket, then the higher allowance of the two is the one you pack to. Eg SYD-MEL is 3 x 23 kg and the MEL-HKK is 3 x 32 kg, then the 32 kg per bag limit applies to the complete journey as the MEL-HKK leg is the longer. Check with the airline before you finalise your packing.
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