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Carry on size clarification please

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Louie40

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Hello all,
I am flying MEL-SYD (VA domestic economy, SYD-AUH (VA PE) and AUH-LHR (Etihad economy). All one itinerary. I understand the checked limits (VA PE 32kg) and checking it through. I need clarification as to whether the VA PE carry on limit also applies to the domestic and Etihad sectors.
Thank you for the help!
 
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JohnK

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A belated welcome to AFF Louie40.

Sorry I can't help with your question but perhaps someone who knows can post the answer.
 

aaflyer

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I would go by the lowest common limit, which would be 1 bag up to 7kg.
Typically it's the allowance on the first leg (as you have to get on the a/c with that). If you happen to go up a class mid-travel, that's not help.

I have the same problem when I travel Virgin America to Virgin Australia. I am entitled to 3 x 32kg bags on Virgin Australia, and often need that. I am entitled to 1 50lb back on Virgin America (Main Cabin Select) and whilst it's all on the same ticket, they make me pay for the other 2 bags (and I have to keep them at 50lbs).
 
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Louie40

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Thanks all. I have been lurking here for a while, and it was the only question I couldn't find an answer to. I ended up contacting VA, who said it depended on the AC being used for the domestic leg. On an Embraer E90 so the limit is 105cm.
 

Clivem

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Typically it's the allowance on the first leg (as you have to get on the a/c with that). If you happen to go up a class mid-travel, that's not help.

I have the same problem when I travel Virgin America to Virgin Australia. I am entitled to 3 x 32kg bags on Virgin Australia, and often need that. I am entitled to 1 50lb back on Virgin America (Main Cabin Select) and whilst it's all on the same ticket, they make me pay for the other 2 bags (and I have to keep them at 50lbs).
Not just Main Cabin Select with regard to Virgin America to Virgin Aust. .....even in First its only 2 bags with a Max weight of 50lbs each. Each additional bag, again limited to 50lbs, is $25USD each. They will often over look a little over the 50lbs at JFK but out of Dulles (D.C.) I have yet to get any wiggle room at all.

Not hard to rack up 50lbs on a longer stay with heavy boots / paper work / manuals / plus a bit of electronics and camera gear all in the mix.
 
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