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Excess Baggage Allowance

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Excess Baggage Allowance

Sometimes it just happens, all this talk about getting the 10kg excess allowance, having the letter etc etc, last night on the Manchester to Mombasa Thompson Flight a lady booked in with 49kg of luggage, explained that she was going to volunteer on a charity project and apart from about 10kg of her own personal stuff the majority was for the less fortunate and guess what they booked the cases on ,wished her a pleasant flight and hoped her charity work went well, as I have always said its in the "luck of the draw", she could have ended up paying a fortune in excess baggage charges but someone saw that she was 100% genuine and by their decision have made a massive difference to the children receiving these gifts.

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It's good to know that there are good people out there!

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We were fortunate enough to get a 10kg allowance this year but weren't aware of it last year and went to the airport about 4kgs over(although the items we were taking to the local school probably weighed a fair bit more than that). We fully expected Thomson to charge us for the 4kg but when we said we had stuff for a school they let us away with it. I guess it's luck of the draw in who you get on the desk and sometimes maybe the way you ask.

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Power to the People :-0

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Restores your faith in human nature. There are many good people around. We were over with KA once and when I explained in was charity luggage she also smiled and said that's fine on this occasion.

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