How does luggage allowance work on each leg of multi-city bookings (in order to force a stopover), vs. the same booking done as a one-way trip?
For example Air Canada has a very generous luggage allowance for flights from Brazil. You can go to the calculator at https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/plan/baggage/checked.html and enter From: GRU To: SAN Status: NONE Class: ECONOMY and you see:
1st bag Free
2nd bag Free
Each extra bag $85 CAD/USD (per direction, plus taxes*)
Max. weight per bag: 32kg (70lb)
So not only you get 2 free bags, each bag can be 32 kg, extra bags are also quite cheap and also 32 kg each.
A flight I am interested in, from GRU Sao Paulo to SAN San Diego, goes though YYZ Toronto, so I'd get 2 x 32 kg on both legs.
However I would be interested in a stopover in YYZ Toronto, and using Multi-city option I can book with a 2-night stopover in YYZ, for only slightly more then the flight without stopover.
But will then the 2 x 32 kg allowance still apply to the whole itinerary, including the YYZ-SAN leg? Or just to GRU-YYZ, and the YYZ-SAN leg will not even have any free checked baggage allowance at all, as the calculator for YYZ-SAN shows:
1st bag $31.50 CAD/USD (per direction, including taxes)
2nd bag $52.50 CAD/USD (per direction, including taxes)
Each extra bag $105.00 CAD/USD (per direction, including taxes)
Max. weight per bag: 23kg (50lb)
I don't know if it matters, but the YYZ-SAN leg is on Air Canada Rouge.