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#1 Jill

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    Posted 22 February 2009 - 09:10 PM

    those of you who have flown from Canada to Jamaica with skyservice can you plese tell me how much luggage and weight you are allowed. THeir website says 2 bags each TOTAL weight of 44lbs.. THAT IS CRAZY!! Air canada is allowed 2 bags per person with 50lbs PER BAG allowed. I am afraid I wont be able to get my luggage to this weight. Plus you have to pay $20.00 per extra KG that is soooo much. Looking for past brides in put!

    Also how were they with your dress?? where did you put it


    #2 panther

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      Posted 22 February 2009 - 10:11 PM

      Great question Jill, I was wondering the same thing. I am trying to pack as light as possible but I think it's gonna be tough.

      #3 tina82

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        Posted 22 February 2009 - 10:47 PM

        I will let you know after our trip, we are going March 14.

        #4 TA Lindsay

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          Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:10 AM

          Hi Ladies!

          You are correct...you are allowed a total of 2 bags, with a total weight of 44lbs

          In addition, you are allowed a carry on, plus you may also carry your dress in a garment bag (in addition to your carry on). There aren't any closets on skyservice aircraft, so you will have to put it in an overhead bin...if you gently fold it in half and place it on top of the bags, it should be fine...no problem with your dress at all!

          Hope that helps, let me know if you have any questions!


          #5 chicklet

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            Posted 23 February 2009 - 02:05 AM

            Yup 20 kg's per person. We had a lot of trouble with this and are still disputing luggage charges as we were away for two weeks.
            My mom carried my dress on for me on the way there and I did on the way back. I had to store it in overhead cabin which was crappy on the way back as it was pretty full and sorta had to be crammed in Poor thing! We also carried on tuxes and they were ok with that.
            Not overly impressed with their services, we had a bunch of delays going (3hrs) and my family returning (5hrs). I wouldn't recommend this air line to anyone but maybe you will have better luck.

            #6 sunstarsmoon

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              Posted 24 February 2009 - 10:57 AM

              44lbs for 2 bags is insane! I have travelled before and 1 of my bags equalled that. Sure makes you think of what you have to and don't really have to take down with you.
              July 8, 2011, Couples Sans Souci Ocho Rios, Jamaica

              #7 Amarillis

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                Posted 24 February 2009 - 11:05 AM

                SkyService TOTALLY sucks... we travelled SkyService once and only once... for my DW we used Air Canada Vacations, and although there was a slight premium on the price (all of $75 difference per person) the luggage allowance, service and quality of aircraft was TOPS!

                I am sorry that you have booked (and hope that this was not at an agent's advice) to use SkyService.

                I do however have one piece of advice that worked for a friend that flew with SunWing. She was a last minute booking to our DW and couldn't get on the Air Canada flight. She and her boyfriend (at the suggestion of another passenger in the line) told the SunWing staff that they were on their honeymoon, and amazingly they squeaked through without paying for overweight luggage!

                Maybe that will help you...

                #8 AnnaC

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                  Posted 24 February 2009 - 02:50 PM

                  I've flown Skyservice many times to Jamaica and have not had any problems. The weight restrictions may be difficult going if you're carrying your gifts etc. but coming back it shouldn't be a problem. You're going to a hot place so most of the clothes and shoes you'll carry will be light.

                  #9 Kerrbear

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                    Posted 25 February 2009 - 05:21 PM

                    I just retuned via Sky Service and they are pretty strict on the weight. Going we were over weight but because we went out to the counter as a group she let my hubby and i go because everyone else was under. We were over because we were going for 2 weeks and they do not give you any exceptions for that which is completely unfair. On the way home we were charged $20 US which makes it even worse for every kg we were over...ended up costing us over $200.00 bucks!!! Apparently this new weight rule came into affect in Sept 2008 and they seem to have no problem enforcing it.
                    Also be careful because on the way there they weighed our carry on as well!!! I've never had that happen before....on the way back they did not so it seems to be a hit and miss.
                    I'm going to try to see if i can get some reimbursements back after talking to my travel agent...we'll see how that goes.

                    #10 tina82

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                      Posted 12 March 2009 - 02:43 PM

                      Any one know if the have a weight restriction on your dress bag?

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