Table of contents:
- Root of the problem
- What is this
- Do's and Don'ts
- What is desirable to take yet
- Not the best option
- How much can I take with Aeroflot?
- Victory? Not this time…
- The most important rules
2023 Author: Harold Hamphrey | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 04:47
Vacation is one of the most significant annual events in the life of every person. Nobody wants to spend it on the couch in front of the TV. This is the time to travel and have fun. Many Russians and residents of the CIS countries often choose an airplane as a transport to their vacation spot. However, an aircraft is not a train or a bus, there are some restrictions. Carry-on and luggage weight restrictions are one of the most significant inconveniences of any flight.
Root of the problem
Despite the fact that the rules in each airline are different, they are all written in a clear and intelligible language. However, there are always those who naively believe that they can outwit the company's employees and carry more weight. These same people also believe that carry-on weight restrictions are nothing more than a smart move that would allowticket price. It's not.
Air transport is limited in carrying capacity due to the method of movement. Modern airliners themselves are quite heavy high-tech machines. The total weight of passengers, fuel and provisions is what the aircraft is guaranteed to be able to take away. In this case, the less things a passenger has, the more profitable. When an aircraft is overloaded, too much fuel is spent on the flight, and if it is overloaded, it will have problems taking off and landing. In other words, it's completely unsafe. In order to be able to collect as many passengers as possible and at the same time not to fly with overload, airline specialists carefully calculate the allowable weight of hand luggage for each passenger. Luggage is calculated separately. At the same time, there is a margin for weight, but if the permissible values \u200b\u200bare exceeded, the passenger pays for each extra kilogram. No one voices the maximum limit, even in the new rules. Most likely, it does not exist at all. Rather, it is in the documents, but in practice no one has heard of it.
The newer and more modern the aircraft, the more weight it can carry. It is for this reason that it is best to try to buy tickets only for "young" aircraft of new models.
What is this
Everyone can imagine a portrait of a typical traveler. This is either a person with a huge suitcase and a bag, or a real tourist with an equally large backpack on his back. Both of these options are not allowed to take your luggage on board. All they carry with them is luggage. That is, the main part of the things that fly in the special luggage compartment of the aircraft.
Hand luggage is what passengers take directly on board. Most often, these are expensive and rather fragile equipment, cosmetic bags, women's handbags and oversized backpacks with everything you need. She, by definition, cannot weigh much. The passenger must ensure that the weight of hand luggage does not exceed the weight of luggage. Such situations often happen when expensive equipment for cameras or video cameras is being transported. The standard weight of such cargo ranges from 5 to 10 kilograms. In fact, it may well be both larger and absent altogether. All this is set by the carrier itself.
Do's and Don'ts
It is known that not all items can be carried on board an aircraft. Different countries may have their own rules, they may seem ridiculous, but you should not take them with you. What can you carry in hand luggage on an airplane? Any property other than what is prohibited. Basically, these are any piercing and cutting objects, cold and firearms, deodorants and sprays, substances that ignite from any spark, liquids with a volume of more than 100 ml, and weapon models, including toys.
Alas, but this is only a general list. Animals such as rats, mice or hamsters are not allowed on board. This will be a reason for a forced landing, as an escaped small animal mayit is easy to get into the technological compartments of the vessel and damage various wires with your actions. It is also forbidden to export corals from Egypt. In the UK, you are not even allowed to take a bottle of water with you. In different states there may be unexpected bans, sometimes even absurd ones. The main thing for the passenger is that this does not come as a surprise during the inspection.
What is desirable to take yet
There are things that modern man cannot do without. They should always be carried in hand luggage, even if they are not needed. Such necessary items include headphones, power banks, charger cables, phones, players, wet handkerchiefs and dry towels, money, documents, some food, toilet paper and an inflatable pillow. For people with diseases, do not forget about medicines. For those who get sick in transport, it will not be superfluous to grab a special bag. If the passenger has laptops, SLR cameras, lenses or e-books, all this must be taken with him. It may sound ridiculous, but in practice luggage is not well treated. Better play it safe.
Not the best option
Who said that the cost of baggage and hand luggage is always included in the ticket price? It's time to remember that many low-cost airlines and charter flights are very cheap. However, there is one big problem. In the economy class, hand luggage is not included in the price at all, and the weight of luggage should not exceed 5 kg. Of course, with such a framework, a cheap ticketwill become more expensive when you have to pay for each kilogram of weight. In other words, you need to be careful when booking a ticket.
How much can I take with Aeroflot?
The largest Russian air carrier Aeroflot sets its own standards for each fare. The most affordable is always the economical one, but it is the most inconvenient.
Hand luggage in Aeroflot should not weigh more than 10 kg. On business and first class tickets, one bag must weigh 10 kg, and two are allowed.
Victory? Not this time…
Flying with different airlines, the passenger quickly gets used to the standard measures of weight and dimensions for different baggage. They are practically the same all over the world. And then you have to get acquainted with budget carriers. At Pobeda Airlines, hand luggage is just a set of the most necessary things. At checkpoints, attention is paid not only to the weight, but also to the appearance of the backpack. It should look as "harmless" as possible. At the slightest hint that this is travel equipment, the backpack will be sent to the luggage.
What about suitcases? Everything is very bad! At best, it is from 5 to 10 allowed kilograms. On charter flights, you often have to pay for everything.
Who said that weight is the only criterion for "selection"? Size matters too! You should be careful with the external elements on the backpack. Fixed "foam" can cause unforeseen financial costs. Most often, the size of hand luggage is inwithin 55 x 40 x 20 centimeters. That is, most often you cannot take a tourist backpack with you. What is the traveler's choice? Reduce size! This is done very simply. A tripod, "foam" and other attachments are carried separately. Everything that is inside the backpack is compacted as much as possible. Airport employees often turn a blind eye to the extra 2-3 centimeters.
A pleasant surprise for Pobeda passengers: the allowable dimensions there are 75 x 75 x 75 cm, however, if this is not a huge handbag, then it will not be possible to carry it.
The most important rules
Everything in life has its own rules. Hand luggage has rules too. The most important of them is to know the measure. There isn't much room on the plane. If the passenger took 3 bags, a camera and a laptop, it will be very inconvenient. You may have to put something in the legs, which, according to the rules, in general, cannot be done.
The second most important rule is not to check in your bag if it fits the definition of hand luggage. This will save quite a lot of time. Waiting for luggage in the arrivals area sometimes takes 30 minutes.
Third rule - never forget medicines, entertainment and things that will help you fall asleep. Medicines will save you in case of surprises, entertainment gadgets will brighten up the time, and the simplest earplugs will protect you from the hum of engines and help you fall asleep.