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Discussion in 'Flights' started by Chillybin, Jan 19, 2019.
Frequent flyer for 12kg carry on?
It’s the travel cot and the pram that’s gunna throw me this year
My experience was that kid's gear weighed nothing and was not seen for inclusion in any count. But that was over a couple of decades ago and things may have changed.
I can report that they barely gave 2 hoots about he weight in Brisbane. They were all under 23kgs though as I’m paranoid and prefer to be compliant etc. that may well have something to do with being held up for 1.5hours and being told I cannot fly with my airbag or canisters despite having all the iata documentation. A print out of the air Canada rules regarding airbags and my previous 2 despite being “previous and out of date and different airlines......” written authorisation from bot Qantas and Air NZ that I had permission to fly with said airbag and canisters. Common sense prevailed in the end...... and I flew with all luggage. Airbag in question is a Scott Alpride. Never had an issue flying with it before. All have wanted to see it after I declare it but that’s it. Flight was ok. Dreamliner is a cool plane and very high tech with self darkening windows etc etc food was acceptable, staff pleasant although on the other side of the plane the 2 looked like they might kill someone the whole flight. Didn’t affect me and only “looked” like they wanted to kill someone.
The main advantage with air Canada is, bootbag carry on isn’t counted as carry on weight which saves around 4kgs potentially
Direct to Vancouver which allows airbag etc avoiding the strict US rules.
The 23kg per bag may or may not be a deal breaker in the future as the bootbag is a very good softener.
Plane wasn’t full, many spare seats, we upgraded to exit row more leg room seats and had nobody next to us, only seen 1 row full but they were all friends by the looks. Perhaps this flight might not be so frequent soon or even canned if they don’t fill the plane up? Time will tell
Don't worry, they fill that plane often enough
Buy a cot for Europe and leave it there.
The pram . Downsize.
*it doesn't count as weight and works really well supporting two board bags... You loop the handles over pram handrests. Stand in middle and push.
It's just the volume of crap needed. We had a great compact travel cot, Phil and teds iirc.
Oh i know
"how did our parents cope"?
I'd also consider a Back pack child carrier
We're past most of the annoying stuff. light, cheap umbrella pram as a contingency. Came in handy
They just threw us in the commodore for 2 hours.
yeah that. Haven't slept much
Me and brother used to play a game on the back seat . Who could slide the furthest on the vinyl fabric.
Door to door was the challenge
The cortina purchase in 1982 with its velour and seatbelts put paid to that....
Babyzen Yoyo is tiny, fits in carry-on and when I was in Milan it seemed to be the standard for travelling Italians.
Never did the Travel Cot thing, just put the bub on a folded up blanket on the floor.
Yeah we got a good fold-up stroller.
I’ll look in to buying a cot when we land, cos it could be a good gift to our friend who will have a baby while we are there.
Yeah that's definitely on the radar. Probably an Osprey.
Maybe not this trip though.
That would be Yaqona Air.
is this enforced:
"Skis and poles (/snowboards) must be packed in a rigid and/or hard shell case specifically designed for shipping."
Nope. At least on our most recent leg YVR to BNE. We were one of about 6 soft cases and there were no hard cases...first time we’ve travelled with skis so I don’t know if this was an aberration.
Not an aberration AFAIK. My double roller ski bag is sooo soft and floppy, it needs the skis inside to stiffen it. Didn't even get a second look either way on my 2017 trip.
It comes in handy as overflow capacity when the SYD/YVR route is in heavy demand. Relatively easy to send latecomers SYD/BNE/YVR or the reverse when the direct flight is full.
Given that AC have added a direct MEL/YVR flight, it looks like there's adequate demand for travel between Oz and Vancouver.
You may be asked to sign a damage waiver if your skis are in a soft bag.
This times a million @CarveMan.
We tried to travel through Europe with a travel pram once. Chucked it in the bin.......cobble stone and shit travel prams don't mix.
Purchased a child carrier back pack and never looked back. Used it with both our kids.
Airports, train stations, buses, up and down stairs, snow towns etc etc., so easy. Great leg workout for dad on long tourist days in the cities.
Was from Macpac...........back in day when it was made in NZ.
Ours was called "the possum" and came with a detachable hood.
Looks like they still do a good job.....https://www.macpac.com.au/packs/chi...d=packs-child_carriers_baby_backpacks#start=3