Originally Posted by stephmac1818
does anyone know if you can pay extra to take more bags. I have 3 bags total of 60 kg (150 lbs) of welcome bags to take to mexico cancun on sunwing. trying it figure out how to do it. Anyone have any suggestions???
We flew with Sunwing, and had a lot of luggage. First thing you can do is upgrade your seats (if they are still available) to Elite class (?-can't remember the exact name). It will get you and your FI 30Kg of baggage each (includes your carryon). We then had our travel agent call Sunwing and bought extra luggage weight (an extra 20 kg)....I can't find my bill anymore, but I think it was about $80. So we had a total of 80 kg baggage allowance, for me and my husband. ****Big note: if you want the extra luggage weight you have to do it in advance!!! If you try at the airport, they may refuse it.
Originally Posted by melfaybik
We are getting married on a Saturday and I am trying to figure out if I want to have a welcome dinner beach BBQ or a welcome cocktail party. What is/has everyone else doing? Also, I am trying to decide if we should have it on a Thursday or a Friday. A few people will not be arriving until Friday but I though it might be better to have it on a Thursday but I am not sure. I am terrible at making decisions and I need to have a decision made by tomorrow. We also have the 25 person dinner reservation that is included in our wedding package. We are thinking about using this too but not sure when...I am starting to worry that we might end up having too much planned if we do the welcome party, 25 person dinner reservation and the wedding reception. What do you guys think?
I really appreciate your help!!
We did a welcome cocktail party on Sunday 4-6pm (63 guests). Most of our guests arrived on Saturday or early Sunday. Wedding was on Monday. And then we used the extra dinner reservation as a brunch for our bridal party on Thursday 11am (about 15 people). We didn't want to plan to many events for our guests, since it's their vacation time as well.
Originally Posted by MaggieandJay
I really think it totally depends on the airline. I found out yesterday that Bags on Continential Flying Internationally to Mexico HAVE to be Under 50 to not get charges and your only allowed up to 70 pounds no matter what. Also they have "extra fees" so say my suitcase is 65 pounds not only am I going to get charged for the weight but also a $200 handling fee.
Also when traveling to certain countries on Continental you absolutely can only have 2 checked bags per person. I read all this on their website and i am callingtoday to get confirmation.
If I can't get these bags under 50 pounds then i am going to start to leave stuff behind and just mail it out with wedding annoucements or something. I am stuck cause all the people we could ask to take stuff are flying from other states...ARG!!! I know I will figure it out but it is fustrating.
My advice is maybe to try a trial run at packing earlier then 2 weeks before you go like I did. If I knew it was going to be this much stress I would have cut somethings out of my welcome bags
Sorry ladies, had to vent at myself....this is the only thing left that is causing me stress
Maggie, I know it's really stressful. But try calling Continential directly and see if you can prepurchase extra baggage/weight. A lot of time the airlines put those restrictions on so that they can take for cargo on board (ie. weight they get more money for). If they have the chance to plan for your extra weight and you purchase it, you might find they will be a little for helpful! Or see if they will ship your baggage as cargo on the same flight....(ie. it would not be your baggage, it would be cargo)
Best of luck!