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Hand Luggage

Notes from the dorm

'Er, Miss, your luggage weighs 37 kg - that's 14 kg overweight.' Flabbergasted, I can't come up with a sensible reply and an embarrassing silence takes over.

Tuesday, 29 June, 2010, 12:00am

At the airport

This week We look at what you need to do when you have a flight to catch

30 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Joining the crush at the carousel adds to woes of business travel

Travelling light has for years been one of the few pleasures of business travel. A suit carrier and a laptop bag is basically all you need for a flying visit overseas. Check in, step on the plane and step off with only immigration queues to contend with - no need to wait at the carousel wondering if your suitcase has been misdirected to Kathmandu while you're in Kuala Lumpur.

16 May 2007 - 12:00am

BA to charge HK$1,800 for extra bag on London flights

From next week, economy class passengers checking in two bags on British Airways flights from Hong Kong to London will be charged an extra HK$1,832.

The airline is introducing a 'simpler' baggage system that restricts economy class passengers to just one piece of checked luggage weighing a maximum 23kg.

10 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

High and dry

PLANNING ON A duty-free beauty binge at the airport before you jet off to the sunshine this Lunar New Year? You may want to think again. New rules restricting what liquids travellers can take on planes may seriously curtail your in-flight beauty options.

6 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Many would appreciate luggage help

Janet Stott ('Air-side trolleys unnecessary', South China Morning Post, April 2) sees no need for the airport to provide trolleys in the departures area because 'they would serve no useful purpose to passengers'.

13 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

More lenient policy will bring tourists to HK

The policy of the cartel-like Association of Asian-Pacific Airlines, regarding passengers taking oversized bags as hand-carried luggage, is very controversial.

The association conveniently forgets why passengers are having to take oversized hand luggage.

4 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Cathay stingy over luggage delay

Ever wondered whose responsibility it is to get you and your luggage to your destination? Well, Cathay Pacific seem to think that returning your luggage to you the day before you return home is responsible enough for them.

Just make sure anything you need for your journey is in your hand luggage, and if not, make sure it travels on another airline.

13 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Scrap alienating bag policy

It is not difficult to fully appreciate the dire straits facing the tourist industry in Hong Kong. The reality is there for all to see - discounting by Cathay Pacific, unprecedented hotel deals, the airport all but deserted at what should be peak times and Stanley Market, always a good barometer of the state of tourism, as empty as I have ever seen it in more than 20 years.

22 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Rethink for blitz on hand luggage

An attempt by airlines to weed out bulky hand luggage by removing it as passengers queue up to board at Kai Tak has been scuppered.

The airlines, complaining that large bags pose a safety threat to staff and passengers, recently proposed setting up measurement checkpoints at boarding gates.

18 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

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