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To all those who have traveled from the Philippines to the US...

Did you have to pay for checked luggage that you brought with you? Did anyone not have to pay?

I know here in the US you have to pay for checked bags for domestic and international...and it can get quite expensive. Have a look:

Airline Baggage Fees

Trying to figure out if it would be cheaper for my fiancee to ship most of her belongings UPS (or some other carrier) or take them with her on the flight.

She will be flying Philippine Airlines to Tokyo and then Continental to the US.

Anyone have any experience with Continental?

Thanks!

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To all those who have traveled from the Philippines to the US...

Did you have to pay for checked luggage that you brought with you? Did anyone not have to pay?

I know here in the US you have to pay for checked bags for domestic and international...and it can get quite expensive. Have a look:

Airline Baggage Fees

Trying to figure out if it would be cheaper for my fiancee to ship most of her belongings UPS (or some other carrier) or take them with her on the flight.

She will be flying Philippine Airlines to Tokyo and then Continental to the US.

Anyone have any experience with Continental?

Thanks!

Brian

I think it depend on which airlines ticket you are puchasing. Like, Korean Air have 2 Pieces check-in baggage(max. 23kg(50lbs) per piece) for their Economy class...

http://kr.koreanair....&rgn=sg&ctg=300

2 Pieces (max. 23kg(50lbs) per piece)

(Each piece may not exceed 158cm (62ins) in size, and the size of the two pieces combined may not exceed 273cm (107ins).)

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I forgot to mention, I checked Philippine Airline's site and I couldn't find any info regarding fees for checked bags...all they had was info about carry-on bags.


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I forgot to mention, I checked Philippine Airline's site and I couldn't find any info regarding fees for checked bags...all they had was info about carry-on bags.

What site were you looking? I found in on their Website... their baggage allowance info... :P

http://www.philippin...lowance_pal.jsp

For Journeys To/From USA (except Hawaii) and Canada (Piece System)

  • Mabuhay (Business) Class
    Maximum of two (2) pieces with a total dimension of 124 inches (316cms) and no piece exceeding 62 inches (158 cms).
    Each piece should not exceed 32 kilograms (70 lbs)
  • Fiesta (Economy) Class
    Maximum of two (2) pieces with a total dimension 107 inches (273 cms) and no piece exceeding 62 inches (158 cms).
    Each piece should not exceed 23 kilograms (50 lbs)

Handcarried Baggage

Each passenger is allowed to carry one piece of carry-on luggage small enough to be placed in the overhead rack or under the passenger seat of the aircraft cabin. The carry-on luggage must be within the following specifications :

  • size (length+width+height) shall not exceed 45 in. or 115 cm.
  • weighing not more than 7 kgs. or 15 lbs.

If carry-on luggage fails to comply with the required applicable dimensions and weight, carry-on luggage will be checked in and charged with the corresponding excess baggage charges (if applicable). In addition to the free carry-on luggage allowance, a passenger is allowed to carry the following items onboard:

  • a laptop with case
  • a small handbag
  • a coat
  • wrap or blanket
  • a walking stick or a pair of crutches
  • a small camera or a pair of binoculars
  • a reasonable amount of reading materials
  • infant's food and carrying basket

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What site were you looking? I found in on their Website... their baggage allowance info... :P

Doh! :lol:

I hovered over the products & services menu and looked right past it. Thanks for pointing it out! :thumbs:


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To all those who have traveled from the Philippines to the US...

Did you have to pay for checked luggage that you brought with you? Did anyone not have to pay?

I know here in the US you have to pay for checked bags for domestic and international...and it can get quite expensive. Have a look:

Airline Baggage Fees

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I have flew numerous time to Philipines from USA, Up to 2 bags are free on International FLight from USA

Same thing flying from PI to USA, Most carriers give you 2 bags free. Of course there is weight limit.

Check your particular Airline she is flying and have them send the bags to her final destination, not her port of entry.....


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I have flew numerous time to Philipines from USA, Up to 2 bags are free on International FLight from USA

Same thing flying from PI to USA, Most carriers give you 2 bags free. Of course there is weight limit.

Check your particular Airline she is flying and have them send the bags to her final destination, not her port of entry.....

aren't the custom inspect what are on your luggage at the port of entry?

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Korean air, I was able to check my 1 bag, which was about 40lbs or so. But thats the only other bag I brought, (backpack)


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aren't the custom inspect what are on your luggage at the port of entry?

I have read that on here.

I flew from Manila to Dallas in March, My POE was San Francisco. I had them send my luggage to Dallas (My Final Destination), and I went thru customs in San Francisco and I only had my backpack which was carry on

When I arrived in Dallas I got off the plane and went and picked up by luggage.


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I have flown both Delta and Hawaiian Airlines internationally with 2 pieces of checked baggage and no fees.

When returning from the PI via the Detroit airport they make you grab all your bags (checked and carry on), go through Customs then place your checked luggage back onto a conveyor belt to be delivered to your connecting flight.

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Incorrect

I have flew numerous time to Philipines from USA, Up to 2 bags are free on International FLight from USA

Same thing flying from PI to USA, Most carriers give you 2 bags free. Of course there is weight limit.

Check your particular Airline she is flying and have them send the bags to her final destination, not her port of entry.....

Thanks for the info...I checked the baggage fees and thought that applied to the flights overseas, so i jammed all of my clothes in a carry-on...oh well, live and learn. :lol:


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Thanks for the info...I checked the baggage fees and thought that applied to the flights overseas, so i jammed all of my clothes in a carry-on...oh well, live and learn. :lol:

That's what I do on Domestic flights also, I think the thought of charging you money to check a bag is a rip off

Another bad thing about flying in the USA or a USA based carrier is that all the Flight Attendants are so old and ugly, And God Forbid if you ask them for a blanket or a drink.......


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That's what I do on Domestic flights also, I think the thought of charging you money to check a bag is a rip off

Yeah, it's a complete ripoff...anything to get another nickel and dime out of your pocket.


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That's what I do on Domestic flights also, I think the thought of charging you money to check a bag is a rip off

Another bad thing about flying in the USA or a USA based carrier is that all the Flight Attendants are so old and ugly, And God Forbid if you ask them for a blanket or a drink.......

LOL!.....:rofl:


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I have read that on here.

I flew from Manila to Dallas in March, My POE was San Francisco. I had them send my luggage to Dallas (My Final Destination), and I went thru customs in San Francisco and I only had my backpack which was carry on

When I arrived in Dallas I got off the plane and went and picked up by luggage.

You still wont go through.....LAX?!:dance:

Incorrect

I have flew numerous time to Philipines from USA, Up to 2 bags are free on International FLight from USA

Same thing flying from PI to USA, Most carriers give you 2 bags free. Of course there is weight limit.

Check your particular Airline she is flying and have them send the bags to her final destination, not her port of entry.....

Hes Right!:thumbs:


Sent NOA1 April 30th 2011

received May 2nd 2011

NOA1 Notice Date:May 4th 2011

NOA 2 txt/ email on july 18th 2011

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NO RFE

Personal issue in the Philippines

Medical Exam: March 22nd 2012

Medical Cleared on March 23rd 2012

Interview Date:April 16th, 2012......PASSED

Arrival Los Angeles California: July 7th 2012.

Marriage September 7th 2012 at San Bernardino County Hall of Records

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