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Beating the Baggage Allowance

Baggage Maximisation!

Avoiding the excess baggage charge!

These days airlines charge a fee for the baggage allowance which was once included in all air travel tickets.

Therefore it is handy to know what IS the baggage allowance for each of the domestic airlines in Australia and what they charge for the privilege.

We found Webjet has a handy domestic guide. Click here for Australian Domestic Airline Baggage Allowances.

Flight Centre also has a comprehensive airline guide including International Baggage Allowances. Click here for International Baggage Allowances.

It is also good to know that this is a combined bagged allowance. You can take as many bags as you like, as long as the total weight does not exceed the allowance.

Armed with this knowledge is was Michelle’s responsibility to pack the bag for our short weekend excursion to Cairns, North Queensland.

The challenge had been set, one bag between the two of us and it had to include my Mega Huge Afro Wig and the costumes for the 70’s Disco Birthday Party, the reason for our trip.

They say a photo is worth a thousand words, and the photo above proves, to Michelle’s delight, her impeccable packing ability!

With a grin, and a quick photo for proof at the checkin counter, Michelle proudly announced, “Challenge Completed!”

Well done Michelle, you can pack my bags any day!

What is your best story for getting away with excess baggage?