What do I do with the extra suitcase?

Old Mar 22nd, 2007, 11:08 AM
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What do I do with the extra suitcase?

After a bit of research, I noticed that the flight on Jetstar will allow only one checked bag. My other two airlines, UsAir and Qantas, allow two checked bags. My question is this, if I take two checked bags, is there a place at the Sydney airport to store the other (like a locker)? We are flying from Sydney to Cairns and back during our 12 day trip. Maybe I should just stick to one checked bag? Nothing is ever simple, is it!? Thanks for your advice out there!
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Old Mar 22nd, 2007, 03:51 PM
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In my experience, when it comes to luggage, less is more.

Have you checked with Jetstar to see if they're flexible with their luggage limits when connecting with a Qantas international flight?

If they're not, suggest you try to get by with only one bag within Jetstar's weight limits. Be aware that Jetstar is also really fussy about carry ons.

Just plan on doing some laundry while you're in OZ.

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Old Mar 22nd, 2007, 04:56 PM
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Agree with Melnq8. We're not fanatical pack-lighters but we've never had a problem with one checked bag and staying within the 20kg weight limit (actually it's 32kg to/from the USA but I assume 20kg on Jetstar domestic flights). All our trips have been between 3 and 7 weeks. Anything more is a PITA to lug around anyway.
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Old Mar 22nd, 2007, 06:12 PM
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Neil -

Never heard an Aussie say PITA before! That's a commonly used word in my household and in fact, we've got cat named PITA - and believe me, she is!
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Pack lighter! Agree with other posters. And Jetstar is a discount airline - they are picky about how much you carry. But they have a more generous luggage allowance than, say, Ryanair!
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Melnq8, I was just saving keystrokes.
Australians say "pain in the arse" all the time - the more genteel might change it to "pain in the neck". Do you mean that Americans use the acronym "PITA" as an oral expression? Pronounced "peeta" or "pie-ta"?
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Best advice ... less is best ... but if yo u have to there is baggage strorage qantas terminal 3 ... it will cost, and don't know what the time limit is .... see the qantas web site ... enjoy
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Yes, Neil, we say "peeta". I don't think it's a particularly widespread expression though - most people I know say "pain the the butt" but at my house it's just "what a peeta".

First heard PITA from my mother-in-law who used it when talking about the grandkids in their presence.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2007, 06:12 AM
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Thanks, everyone, for your advice! I am thinking I will just take the one checked bag. And anyway, that's just one bag I'll have to search for on the belt (always a fun time).
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