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Oversize Baggage

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sweens

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Can anyone help out with the oversize baggage rules in Australia?

In January I flew SYD-PER-ADL-SYD QF Bus Class...with my golf clubs and I
expierenced the following different forms of check in & collection of my clubs:

SYD-need to check the golf clubs in at the oversize counter...collect at normal baggage carousel.

PER-collect clubs at the normal baggage carousel...check in at normal bus check in counter.

ADL-collect at oversize counter...check in at oversize counter.

There was a distinct lack of consistancy between the various QF terminals.

Does any one have any idea why?
 

Dave Noble

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Possibly due to how the bags are handled around the airport. I find discrepency with my diving cylinders, sometimes they come out at oversize sometimes on the carousel.

I have noticed that at locations where bags comes up or down from another floor to the baggage hall rather than horizontally across, that they always come to oversize

Dave
 

maninblack

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There is total inconsistency with checked baggage around the world. Many times I have checked cases that are larger in dimension than "allowed". Seems that as long as they weigh 32kg or less and don't look like a Steamer trunk they don't care about dimensions. European and Asian routes don't seem to have a size restriction on QF but only allow you 30kg in J, why the difference??? But if something is a bit unusual they get all mixed up about it. Have always been able to check golf clubs as normal baggage but I think it may depend on who you strike on the day and/or the individual airports handling procedures.
 
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