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#1 JesseLyn10

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    Posted 12 June 2010 - 05:51 PM

    Is anyone booked to fly on West Jet to Montego Bay?

    There are specific luggage restrictions for this destination from June to September and I am nervous about bringing all our wedding stuff down (fans for the guests etc.).

    How is everyone else packing?

    #2 traveller2

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      Posted 13 June 2010 - 05:23 PM

      Our wedding group is booked on Westjet for February. There are no unusual restrictions concerning luggage so I'm unclear to what you're referring specifically. We've been to Jamaica a number of times before.

      Packing should be relatively easy ... the weather is consistent (except for the possibility of hurricanes during that timeframe). 2 tanks, 2 shorts, swimsuit, a sweater, a windbreaker, 1 pr long pants (cotton, linen or zipoffs), perhaps a dress in case you want to go to the specialty restaurants, running shoes and sandals or flip flops. Clothing for a couple should take up about 1/2a normal size bag for a 2 week period. Balance of the first suitcase is toiletries, etc. 2nd suitcase = wedding stuff (or split them 1/2 and 1/2)

      #3 JesseLyn10

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        Posted 13 June 2010 - 11:17 PM

        The restrictions that I am referring to are on the West jet website. It is only for the Montego bay airport between June and September. I actually called West Jet about it and they said that because MB is a small airport and they get a lot of huge planes from Europe with travellers packing for a month holiday, they had to implement a luggage restriction for all planes because the airport simply can't handle the volume. They are not allowing any overages in weight either so if the suitcases are over 50lbs, they can't go on the plane whether we offer to pay for the excess or not.

        I am just nervous about bringing our wedding stuff. We have fans for our 47 guests to use during the ceremony, my bridesmaids are carrying parasols (which they are packing themselves) and I am bringing down an extra one just in case, my flowergirls are carrying fairy wands that I have to pack...the list goes on with the little bits and pieces that we are including.

        It's almost Murphy's Law at work because MB is the only destination with this restriction and apparently it's a new rule as of this year.

        #4 traveller2

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          Posted 14 June 2010 - 10:36 AM

          You are still allowed 2 checked items weighing 50 lbs each per person. Sounds like you have other people travelling with you. Are all those people going to use their luggage allowance? The luggage tag may not have your name on it when it gets on the plane but if it's travelling with your group, you can still keep an eye on it. If you're worried about a bag being lost, spread the items out over several suitcases (at least then you're guaranteed to have some). I'm sure you'll be able to make it work.

          #5 JesseLyn10

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            Posted 14 June 2010 - 11:18 AM

            Thanks for the advice - I had never thought about asking the people traveling with us to pack bits and pieces with them. We have 47 people so far traveling over 3 days so I am sure that it can work out one way or another!

            thanks again!




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