Carrying extra baggage? Then heed the airline's new policy.
Here’s some news for all you jetsetters out there. SAA has introduced a new check-in baggage policy.
From 5 September the new policy will be restricting the number of pieces of baggage a passenger may check in, rather than the total weight of the passenger’s baggage. In other words, each piece of baggage will be subject to weight and size restrictions.
According to SAA, excess baggage, or where the baggage exceeds the weight or size allowance, will be charged at a flat rate per piece of luggage. Any items exceeding the limit will either have to be repacked into separate bags, or checked in at the SAA cargo counter and flown at cargo rates.
Perhaps SAA will be the example to follow and soon we’ll be seeing certain green and orange airlines changing their baggage policies too...
Check out the full policy at www.flysaa.com.
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By: Jana Joubert
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