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Are the EU carryon restrictions going into effect?

Mar 30th, 2007, 07:39 AM
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Are the EU carryon restrictions going into effect?

Are the one bag,56 x 45 x 25 centimeters size limit rules going into effect in April as scheduled? Thanks!
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Mar 30th, 2007, 08:40 AM
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No.
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Mar 30th, 2007, 08:57 AM
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Why not, Traveller1959?
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Mar 30th, 2007, 09:02 AM
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Why should they?

(The Council of the European Union rejected a proposal from UK)
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Mar 30th, 2007, 09:31 AM
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Not entirely true, traveller1959. The limits were pushed back to November. In fact, these limits WILL go into effect, just not as soon as expected.
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Mar 30th, 2007, 11:05 AM
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So that means that means that we can have two small carryons?
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Mar 30th, 2007, 01:08 PM
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I am also interested to know if this means I can carry on a purse AND an appropriate-sized carryon bag in May?
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Mar 30th, 2007, 01:13 PM
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It depends on your airline, and whether you are going through the UK or not. KLM are stating on their website that only one piece is allowed.
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Mar 30th, 2007, 02:23 PM
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I'm not going thru the UK. I'm flying on Lufthansa, so I'll look at their website. Thanks.
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Mar 30th, 2007, 02:25 PM
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Thank you, Mr. Stallings for clarifying this with RATIONALE which is always appreciated.
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Mar 30th, 2007, 05:44 PM
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<<Not entirely true, traveller1959. The limits were pushed back to November. In fact, these limits WILL go into effect, just not as soon as expected. >>

Is there a website with this information?
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Mar 30th, 2007, 05:47 PM
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<<Not entirely true, traveller1959. The limits were pushed back to November. In fact, these limits WILL go into effect, just not as soon as expected. >>

Is there a website with this information? I'm particularly interested in CDG to the US.
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Mar 30th, 2007, 08:02 PM
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Mar 31st, 2007, 03:50 AM
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Here are the Lufthansa rules:

These items you may take into the cabin in addition

In addition to your hand baggage and technical appliances you may take the following items into the cabin:

* A handbag, wrist bag or small bag (or small laptop bag) and their content
* A coat, shawl or blanket
* A small camera or a pair of binoculars
* An appropriate amount of reading material for the journey
* A baby basket and baby food for the flight
* Crutches or other orthopedic aids you are depending on

They are pretty relaxed with these rules. I have never noticed a problem.
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Mar 31st, 2007, 05:24 AM
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Does Lufthansa weigh every potential carryon and strictly enforce the 8 kg limit?
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Mar 31st, 2007, 06:46 AM
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I just checked the KLM site and those departing the US are allowed one carryon 56x45x25 plus a handbag, umbrella, coat, camera bag. The suitcase cannot weigh over 26 pounds.
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Mar 31st, 2007, 06:51 AM
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The current rules can be found on the Heathrow website: http://tinyurl.com/ego9c. I believe these regulations are standard throughout the EU, and went into effect in Nov 2006.
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Mar 31st, 2007, 07:12 AM
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Lufthansa never weighs. Many people (including myself) take 15kg-suitcases onto the plane. And the flight attendants help them to put them into the overhead bins.
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Mar 31st, 2007, 07:19 AM
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Dough Stallings:

Please tell us the source of your information.

I checked both Frankfurt and Düsseldorf airports, the Lufthansa, I googled and I looked up the European Union website - and I could not find anything.

If you have a reference to the decision - to be found in the Official Journal of the European Communities - we are able to confirm that information.
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Mar 31st, 2007, 08:23 AM
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'Lufthansa never weighs.'

Well, they have weighed mine that's how I found that returning from Cape Town it weighed 7 kilos. However, another time they weighed and it was over 8 kilos and no one objected. So you take your chances.
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