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Most major airlines are fairly lax regarding the weight of carry-on bags - even when they do officially publish a limit. Unfortunately for you, AirNZ is an exception. Both Air NZ themselves, as well as the major airports in New Zealand, do frequently check carry-on bags and if they are over 7Kg you will be forced to check them. If your bag looks light ...


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Whether your cabin baggage gets weighed really depends on what airport and what airline you are flying with. With most full-service airlines, they don't bother weighing baggage as long as it meets the size restrictions - and sometimes they don't even check that. The bit about size restrictions is because at some airports, at a security counter itself they ...


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I took the novel step of calling Air New Zealand, and they said the flight was booked directly through them even though he used webjet.co.nz (which was why I was reluctant to call them in the first place) the flight is connecting and he will be issued tickets and have his bag checked through from his point of departure.


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I assume that since AirNZ and BA don't code share, your trip is on two separate tickets. This might be a problem. The best bet is to ring AirNZ and ask them about the luggage being checked through. If it's not, you're going to have to clear immigration (with a visa) pick up his bag, check in to his second flight, and go through security again. This can take ...


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Southwest Airlines in the US is well-known for requiring larger passengers to purchase two seats. There was a reality show focusing on Southwest, and this act was filmed several times. Here's a general article that states that most US airlines have an 'obesity' policy.


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So far I've only found the conditions of carriage, which sort of, kind of describe this situation: ARTICLE 7: REFUSAL OF CARRIAGE AND SPECIAL ASSISTANCE 7.1.3 your conduct, age or mental or physical state including your impairment from alcohol or drugs, is such as to require special assistance, cause discomfort or make yourself objectionable to other ...


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Most American airlines have policies requiring people who are "obese," however defined, to buy a second seat, so they don't "unreasonably" infringe on another passenger's rights. That may be because the United States probably has the largest concentration in the world of "obese" people. Not every non-U.S. airline has similar policies, perhaps because it is ...


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The Virgin Australia Earn Airpoints Table is linked from ANZ's Earning Airports page. Since MEL-ADL is 399 miles (~642km), you would earn 20 Airpoints in business class one-way or 40 round trip. On trans-Tasman flights if you book an Air New Zealand flight, with an NZ flight number (eg NZ101 or NZ7000), even if it is operated by Virgin Australia you ...


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He'll be fine. Even switching airlines you can usually get the bag checked through. As for changing flights, this should be possible in transit, and even if he has to leave, assuming he's on a NZ passport: Chinese Transit Visa(G): Visas are not required of aliens, who hold final destination tickets and have booked seats on international airliners ...


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Emirates weighed my carry-on bag on a long-haul flight from NYC to Dubai in April 2011, and made me check it since it weighed 25 lbs (12 kg) which was over the limit of 15 lbs (7kg). It was definitely carry-on size by dimensions. I was very surprised (and annoyed since I wouldn't have tried to take the carry-on sized bag if I knew I had to check it.) It's ...


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While returning to the US, KLM at Heathrow recently required that my carry-on bag and personal items be weighed. They then required me to check the carry on for around $100 US - even though it met the size requirement. This was very aggravating, since never before have I been asked to weigh carry on items, and I was not charged when I flew with the same ...



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