Sansa Air Weight Limit - Advice needed!!

Mar 10th, 2010, 03:01 PM
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I know it doesn't seem right that our safety is based on a bunch of women telling the truth about their weight!
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Mar 11th, 2010, 02:45 PM
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If you are staying at a hotel near the airport the night before and returning the night before your international flight, see if you can store bulky things you won't need at the hotel. Most of the hotels in the area allow you to do this.

When I've flown Sansa in the past I would check a duffle bag and carry on a back pack containing valuables and a change of clothes. One time they wouldn't let anyone carry on anything larger than a small purse or hand bag so I had to check the back pack also. I wasn't expecting this, so I had to scramble and pull out things like my passport, money, camera, and other valuables. I didn't want to risk checking those things. Good thing I always keep some plastic bags handy in one of the duffle pockets.
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Mar 11th, 2010, 03:38 PM
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tully -- Usually they ask, but one time (can't remember if it was Sansa or NA) made me get on the scale. Ugh. I think that was the time I had to restribute stuff between my carry on too. That was fun! ;-)
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Mar 20th, 2016, 09:21 AM
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I have just returned from the Osa Peninsula, and flew with Sansa on one of their twelve-sweater planes, so thought I'd share the latest.
My hold luggage was a fair bit larger than the stated dimensions (30 x 18 x 12 inches). They didn't blink an eye at the size, but there was a small intake of breath when it weighed in at 29.8lbs. Just under the maximum, I got the impression it would have been an issue if it was over the limit. Mind you there were only 9 passengers, three of who were children, so maybe not.
They asked me to step on the scales with my carry on bag, and they made a note of the combined weight. I think the bag itself was no more than 8lbs but they didn't separate it from my weight. I had a medium-sized day pack, some people's carry ons were bigger than mine. I had a couple of bottles of water in it too, there are no security scanning machines in San Jose's domestic airport, or at Puerto Jiminez, although there was a manual bag check at San Jose.
I agree with other people's comments
1. Leave behind what you don't need - not only does it add to the weight, but also everything you take will most likely end up being slightly damp because of the humidity, so it's nice to have some fresh clothes on your return
2. I stayed at an Eco lodge for 5 nights. I had 2 pair of shorts, 1 pair hiking trousers, 1 pair long trousers for the evening, 3 quick dry t shirts (excellent for this environment) and a couple of long-sleeved shirts/tops. Swim costume. Hiking boots. Flip flops. Water shoes. Sarong. Plus camera gear, sun gasses, sun cream, hat and PJs/underwear. I took all my toiletries but the lodge supplied soap, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. They also supplied beach and shower towels, mosquito net (not that I saw any), torch, binoculars, umbrella, rubber boots, snorkel equipment and so on. You really won't need to take too much with you - ask beforehand what your accomodation supplies.
3. Have a small bag with your carry on incase you need to put some of the contents into the hold.

Hope this is useful
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Mar 20th, 2016, 11:04 AM
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Wow, nice to see some old names resurrected in this thread.
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