Baggage allowance???

Old May 5, 03, 2:11 pm
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Baggage allowance???

I'm flying BMI for the first time from Amsterdam to London in June. How many pieces of luggage am I allowed to travel with on this flight?? I noticed on their website that if you travel transatlantic that two pieces may be checked in, but I couldn't find the number of acceptable pieces to fly within Europe.
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Old May 5, 03, 2:40 pm
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Hi LADodger99 and welcome to FT!

Did you find this page on their website? The weight is the important thing rather than the number of pieces. I'm sure you could check in two pieces if you needed, but they will be quite strict on the weight. If you've any doubt just call them +44 1332 854854 .

I assume from your handle that you're from the USA. Note that European airlines, and particularly British ones flying shorthaul, will be much tighter about carry-on than you may be used to in the States.
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Old May 5, 03, 3:30 pm
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If your transatlantic flight and the BMI flight are together you will be allowed two pieces up to 70 lb, the area of conflict may be your carry-on. Generally speaking when twoi different baggage concepts clash, two pieces wins out over weight. If your ticket is seperate, the limits should be something like 23kg in Y and 30kg in C, with BMI expect then to give you grace of about 25% over that. Also If you are *Gold you get an extra piece.
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Old May 5, 03, 3:52 pm
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Hi,

And thanks for your replies. Here's the dilemma and I should have been more specific in my original email. I will be flying from the U.S to Amsterdam on Northwest/KLM Airlines. I plan to spend three days in Amsterdam and then will be flying BMI to London in which I will then take a train to Harwich to board a cruise ship (needless to say we'll have a ton of luggage). I'm looking into other options to get our luggage from Amsterdam to London or Harwich cheaper than what the airlines will charge for excess baggage. Any ideas???
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Old May 5, 03, 4:06 pm
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No ideas on other luggage delivery but...

Is your ticket issued? Why BMI and not KLM? I would think that if you had it all issued on one ticket, even if two different fares were combined that you could use the trans-at baggage limit, especially if you flew KLM to LHR. Having said this I would check with the airline to be sure.
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Old May 6, 03, 2:47 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by LADodger99:
Hi,

And thanks for your replies. Here's the dilemma and I should have been more specific in my original email. I will be flying from the U.S to Amsterdam on Northwest/KLM Airlines. I plan to spend three days in Amsterdam and then will be flying BMI to London in which I will then take a train to Harwich to board a cruise ship (needless to say we'll have a ton of luggage). I'm looking into other options to get our luggage from Amsterdam to London or Harwich cheaper than what the airlines will charge for excess baggage. Any ideas???
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There is a catamaran ship service from Hoek van Holland (near Rotterdam, direct train from Amsterdam) to Harwich which takes around 3-4 hours and runs a couple of times a day. No luggage restrictions and the total cost is likely to be US$50 or less. Given that Harwich is your final destination this might be worth considering (getting across London with luggage will either be expensive or frustrating (or both!).

You can book online at the website below (just select Holland as your departure country).

http://www.stenaline.com

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Old May 6, 03, 9:45 am
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Great idea about the ferry from Rotterdam to Harwich!! This may be the option we'll go with. Thanks again!
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