Air Berlin - luggage.

Jul 16th, 2010, 04:31 PM
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Air Berlin - luggage.

I know luggage allowance for European flights is 23 kg, and I can pay excess luggae charges when booking online. My question is the excess luggage charge cheaper at when booking online or the same prices as at the airport?

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Jul 16th, 2010, 05:02 PM
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It is pretty clearly explained on their website:

Your luggage allowance is 20kg, not 23. And if you pay excess at the airport, it's 10EUR/kg. Or you can pre-purchase excess "units" at 25EUR/5kg when you buy your ticket.
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Jul 17th, 2010, 07:22 AM
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Thnak for your help rkkwan, I completely missed that info on the website. BTW, I had called Air Berlin to inquire and that's when I was told I was allowed 23 kgs, I guess that's incorrect.
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Jul 17th, 2010, 08:54 AM
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Now I'm even more confused than when I posted this question. I am making a dummy booking for Krakow to Berlin, if I make this booking in October I am able to per purchase excess luggage at a cost of 25 euros for 5 kg. If I book in November, the site is telling me this option (ie, excess luggage chargers) are not available on this flight. I called, and the IDIOT (sorry, but I just had to type that), kept tell me the piece system applies on flight from the US to Germany, and I need to be at the airport 4 hours prior to departure. I kept telling him, that I was travelling from Poland, he kept repeating info that is one for transatlantic flights. URGH.

One rule of thumb, if you don't get an answer call back, I did that and got the same person. I will call back late in the day. Meanwhile, if anybody know why this is the case, please chime in. From what I can understand I cannot purchase this 5 kg of excess luggage if the luggage allowance is the pieces system. Surely, the piece system would not be used for an intra Europe flight.
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Jul 18th, 2010, 05:53 AM
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Just buy the Topbonus service card. It gives you 10 kg extra luggage for a year + other goodies for about the same as buying extra luggage on a roundtrip.
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