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Baggage on la Costena flight to Big Corn Island from Managua

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Baggage on la Costena flight to Big Corn Island from Managua

We are going to Nicaragua next month and plan to fly to the Corn Islands. Are there any restrictions on the checked in luggage in terms of size and weight ? We will both have a carry on bag also.

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1. Re: Baggage on la Costena flight to Big Corn Island from Managua

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2. Re: Baggage on la Costena flight to Big Corn Island from Managua

We flew it last week - both legs was the larger prop ATR 42 plane. They didn't weigh me nor the carry-on but they did the checked - just as larger airlines typically do.

Based on the previous answers, I'd say it depends on the plane that's used that particular day - but if you didn't go over with your checked luggage on the international portion to get to Nicaragua you 'should' be okay on the La Costena portion also. Even if you go over tis like a ~$1 p/lb not that much surcharge.

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I've researched this a bit for my upcoming trip in May. La Costena states on their website: "Additional Fees Excess baggage will be charged at $1.20 per pound and will be considered standby bags".

So after reading this, and hearing stories about people's luggage arriving on a different flight (which may mean the next day), there are a number of factors involved regarding luggage and la Costena policies (size of plane, number of passengers, type of baggage (dive equipment), high/low season, etc.).

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4. Re: Baggage on la Costena flight to Big Corn Island from Managua

Thanks so much for verifying this. I was worried there would be a size restriction for the checked in luggage but it seems they go by weight only. You have reassured me.

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5. Re: Baggage on la Costena flight to Big Corn Island from Managua

Munbun, I reread La Costena's website and they state a size restriction for the checked luggage too. So, by the sounds of others' experiences, it just depends on the situation, how much they enforce their rules.

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6. Re: Baggage on la Costena flight to Big Corn Island from Managua

Check on limit 30lb

Carry on limit 20lb

tip take computer/camera out of carry on and add something from check on

(divers put regs in carry on!)

$1.20 per pound over

And does depend on how full and which plane you are on

Good luck!

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7. Re: Baggage on la Costena flight to Big Corn Island from Managua

Thanks very much for the info. It sounds like we will just have to ask them at the time as to how full the plane will be. Being February it will be high season so I'm guessing the planes will be full.

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Can I bring regular luggage, or does it have to be a duffle bag?

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Can I bring regular luggage, or does it have to be a duffle bag?

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10. Re: Baggage on la Costena flight to Big Corn Island from Managua

Amy kind of luggage seems to be acceptable - it will be weighed and charged accordingly.

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