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I want to know if I could pay for an extra suitcase when I move to U.S as I am only taking my clothes when I leave U.K.

When I have visited my fiancee, I had a full case each time, with a weight of about 45lb and paid extra for it. But can I take more seeing as though I won't be coming back and wanted to take all my clothes with me and didn't want to send them by courier. I should imagine I could get all my clothes into 2 large cases.

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Most airlines allow 2 cases before they charge. Usually 50kg or lbs (not sure which) for first and 35kg for the second. Anything over those weights they charge but each airline maybe different. I would look at the airline website or call customer service for exact weights and number of suit cases.


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Most airlines allow 2 cases before they charge. Usually 50kg or lbs (not sure which) for first and 35kg for the second. Anything over those weights they charge but each airline maybe different. I would look at the airline website or call customer service for exact weights and number of suit cases.

Thanks for the reply,

I always thought you had a set weight overall, I never knew you could take 2 cases. I always went with 1 large caes, my laptop and my carry on bag. But if this is right about 2 cases, then I may be able to take all my clothes.

Thanks again

Dave :)

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When I flew back from Cambodia my first suite case was over 50 the lady at the counter told me to take somethings out and put in my carry one then check it to avoid over weight fee (very nice of her to do) that is how I found out about it. I was under the impression you could only have 1 also. Each airline could be different so I would call them. Daniel


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Having flown American internationally quite a few times, your FIRST checked bag is free (under certain weight) and any additional checked bag is something like $50-60 (economy class). If any of them are overweight or oversized, it'll cost you even more.

Not sure about other airlines but I'd imagine they're similar.

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When I flew back from Cambodia my first suite case was over 50 the lady at the counter told me to take somethings out and put in my carry one then check it to avoid over weight fee (very nice of her to do) that is how I found out about it. I was under the impression you could only have 1 also. Each airline could be different so I would call them. Daniel

I paid about $60.00 for my case as it was well over the weight limit, I knew in advance about the weight. But my hand luggage was also full, so I knew I could not put anything into there.

I have just emailed Delta Airlines to find out. I have a friend at work and his brother moved to Australia a few years ago and they were allowed to take more as they were moving for good.

Lets hope lol

Thanks again Daniel

Dave :)

Having flown American internationally quite a few times, your FIRST checked bag is free (under certain weight) and any additional checked bag is something like $50-60 (economy class). If any of them are overweight or oversized, it'll cost you even more.

Not sure about other airlines but I'd imagine they're similar.

Thanks for your reply

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Hi all

I want to know if I could pay for an extra suitcase when I move to U.S as I am only taking my clothes when I leave U.K.

When I have visited my fiancee, I had a full case each time, with a weight of about 45lb and paid extra for it. But can I take more seeing as though I won't be coming back and wanted to take all my clothes with me and didn't want to send them by courier. I should imagine I could get all my clothes into 2 large cases.

Thanks in anticipation

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You need to check with the specific airline you will be using. Some airlines allow 2 checked pieces (up to 50 lbs each) for international flights -without additional fees. Yet, this is not true for ALL airlines. Call your particular carrier or go to their website. Best wishes! (F)


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You need to check with the specific airline you will be using. Some airlines allow 2 checked pieces (up to 50 lbs each) for international flights -without additional fees. Yet, this is not true for ALL airlines. Call your particular carrier or go to their website. Best wishes! (F)

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Delta airlines checked baggage:

Bag 1 free

Bag 2 $50 if checked in online or $55 at the airport

Bag 3-10 $200 each

http://www.delta.com/traveling_checkin/baggage/checked/index.jsp

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If you can, try and mention to the check-in clerk the reason why you are taking so much luggage. When I told the clerk I was emigrating to the U.S. and getting married, she gave me a HUGE grin, offered her congratulations and waived the excess baggage fees!

It's obviously not a blanket policy, but hopefully it may happen to you too.


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If you can, try and mention to the check-in clerk the reason why you are taking so much luggage. When I told the clerk I was emigrating to the U.S. and getting married, she gave me a HUGE grin, offered her congratulations and waived the excess baggage fees!

It's obviously not a blanket policy, but hopefully it may happen to you too.

Yeah, I've seen this happen.


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I flew Air France (highly recommended) and the first case was free up to 25KG and then the second case was £50 but my first case was overweight and they still only charged me for one case and not for the overweight luggage too. If you ship your stuff it seems that most people have found that the courier companies only take a couple of days to deliver. Not sure if it would be cheaper though if all you are taking is clothes.

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Delta airlines checked baggage:

Bag 1 free

Bag 2 $50 if checked in online or $55 at the airport

Bag 3-10 $200 each

http://www.delta.com/traveling_checkin/baggage/checked/index.jsp

Thanks again,

But by looking at the site, I can still only have 50lb's in total before I have to pay.

I wasn't sure if I could carry more. It still says I can have 2 checked bags, but still the same weight as I can have in 1 case.

Thanks

Dave :)

If you can, try and mention to the check-in clerk the reason why you are taking so much luggage. When I told the clerk I was emigrating to the U.S. and getting married, she gave me a HUGE grin, offered her congratulations and waived the excess baggage fees!

It's obviously not a blanket policy, but hopefully it may happen to you too.

Now as a Yorkshireman, I may try this lol. We like to save money.

Thanks

Dave :)

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