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airport travel was terrible.

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  1. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    NORTHWEST AIRLINES STINKS.

    just got back from whyoming and the airport check in sucked. my three gun case from cabelas was over weight and over sized, my wifes bag was over sized and over weight. my pella case was over sized and over weight. they charged us for everything and we had to buy extra cases. NORTHWEST AIRLINES stinks. I have traveled all over the world with the same baggage and never had this problem. The best part is my wife shot a 30 inch mule deer at over 500 yards.
     
  2. rooferbob

    rooferbob Active Member

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    Great job to the wife!I had the worst experience of my traveling life with Northwest and will never travel it again!500 Yards? AWSOME!
     
  3. Tdog

    Tdog TS Member

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    You guys are mispronouncing it. It's pronounced NORTHWORST.
     
  4. scott calhoun

    scott calhoun Well-Known Member

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    You should contact NW and let them know that you are upset with the additional charges, and if they had rules like that they should have made them available to you prior to your flight - like maybe on their website. If they would do that you could avoid those type of expensive surprises.

    Scott
     
  5. joe scout

    joe scout Member

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    Better check with your airlines before you travel --- most air carriers will charge for bags in excess of 50# --- no bags over 100# will fly. Remember someone has to load those bags into the cargo hold. Chances are when you left home the people at your departing airport didn't weight your bags.

    JMW
     
  6. joe scout

    joe scout Member

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    Better check with your airlines before you travel --- most air carriers will charge for bags in excess of 50# --- no bags over 100# will fly. Remember someone has to load those bags into the cargo hold. Chances are when you left home the people at your departing airport didn't weight your bags.

    JMW
     
  7. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Northwest Airlines...

    Checked Luggage Weight and Measurement

    Luggage is measured by adding length, width and height to determine the total number of linear inches/centimeters.

    Northwest will accept luggage up to a maximum of 50 pounds (23 kg) and a total linear dimension of 62 inches (158 cm) per piece at no charge.

    Additional charges may apply for luggage weighing more than 50 pounds (23 kg) or with a total linear dimension of more than 62 inches (158 cm) per piece.

    For domestic and trans-Atlantic travel, the maximum weight accepted for any piece of checked luggage, including special luggage items, is 70 pounds. For trans-Pacific travel, the maximum weight accepted for any piece of checked luggage is 100 pounds. Items that exceed these limits can be shipped as cargo.

    * Bags checked to or through Europe or with a connection to Continental Airlines cannot exceed 70 pounds (32 kg).

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    Free Checked Luggage Allowance

    Domestic Travel (within the U.S./Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean)
    Coach Class: Each ticketed passenger is allowed two (2) pieces of checked luggage.

    Each piece: 50 pounds (23 kg) with linear dimensions not to exceed 62 inches (158 cm).

    First Class: Each ticketed passenger is allowed three (3) checked pieces.
    First two (2) pieces: 70 pounds (32 kg) with linear dimensions not to exceed 62 inches (158 cm) per piece.

    Third piece: 40 pounds (18 kg) with linear dimensions not to exceed 45 inches (115 cm).

    Note: The same free checked luggage allowance applies to children and infants paying at least 50% of the adult fare. Infants traveling free of charge do not qualify for free checked luggage allowance but are permitted to carry on a diaper bag, free of charge.

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    Northwest accepts one of the following in lieu of one piece of luggage included in the free luggage allowance:

    One (1) rifle case containing no more than four (4) rifles/shotguns, one (1) shooting mat, one (1) noise suppressor and tools.

    Two (2) rifle cases containing a combined maximum total of four (4) rifles/shotguns is considered as one (1) item.

    One (1) pistol case containing no more than five (5) handguns, one (1) scope, one (1) noise suppressor and tools.

    When checked piece containing guns is in excess of free weight allowance, appropriate excess charges apply. Checked piece may be larger than standard 62 inch size restriction.

    In addition to one (1) of the above items, Northwest accepts small arms ammunition up to a maximum of 11 pounds (5 kg). Guns and ammunition may be in the same piece of luggage. However, ammunition must be within its own packaging.

    For trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific travel, firearms may be included in the free luggage allowance as described above. However, for international travel you must obtain and comply with regulations governing the transportation of firearms for *ALL* countries you are traveling to, including those where only flight connections occur.
     
  8. lumper

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    At least they didn't declare you wife to be over sized and over weight ... so how was the snack on the plane? What did they give you or did they cut that out since your baggage was over sized and over weight?
     
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