You followed the tips for finding cheap flights and you got a good deal that you still can’t get out of your amazement. The most dreaded moment arrives: getting to the airport, going through security and arriving at your boarding gate crossing your fingers that your suitcase respects the dimensions and weight of hand luggage authorized by Air Belgium. After all, all of us who travel economy class don’t want to pay more money, and the journey is twisted before you even get on the plane:
In Economy Class
1 x 10kg (+ additional bag knowing that the weight is included in the allowance)
Measures (dimensions): 115 cm (55x40x20)
In Business Class
Cabin baggage + handbag totaling a total weight of 16kg of which the weight of a single piece is 10kg maximum.
Dimensions (including handles and wheels): 115 cm (55x35x25)
Baggage for children: 1x 10kg; foldable stroller + car seat (which must be placed in the upper compartment, in the cabin).
|Economy||1 x 30kg||
|2 x 30kg|
2 x 32kg
Traveling with extra baggage
It is possible for each Air Austral passenger to carry baggage exceeding the number, weight or dimensions authorized by the Reunionese airline. You have to pay extra baggage for this.
Your luggage can get lost at the airport: How to avoid this dilemma?
You need to protect your suitcase. Many things can happen to a suitcase at the airport, it is common for it to get lost, for it to arrive at baggage claim with damage or even for you to notice that it has been opened at some point in the process, and that is why most people prefer not to comment even when asking for a volunteer or offering benefits in return.
The problem with not checking in is that the suitcase you’re carrying has to be an exact size and weight, it has to fit in the compartments that go over the seats, and what’s inside has to follow the rules too. , otherwise you may end up delaying queuing at security checkpoints and having to throw a few items in the trash to be let through.
In addition, there are cases, such as when you are going on a longer trip or wearing a lot of winter clothes, in which the suitcase must be larger and that means that it cannot accompany you in the passenger cabin, and that increases the risk of something happening to him.
The good news is that there are plenty of things you can do to protect your suitcase and rest easy knowing nothing is going to happen to it, or that you’re covered should the unexpected happen.
- Take a look at the label on your suitcases
When you drop off your luggage, the counter manager puts a tag on it. Make sure this ID has the same destination and flight number as yours. Also, do not lose the number that is associated with your suitcase, because it is the only document you will be asked for if the company loses your suitcase. When you arrive at your destination and collect your suitcase, check the tag, because even if it sounds silly, you could get lost and have a bad time.
- Avoid putting money or important documents in your checked baggage
It may happen that your suitcase is stolen, lost or accidentally left at the place of origin of the theft. If your money and documents are inside the suitcase, you will be stuck in the middle of the airport without any luck for an indefinite period.
- Note the Air Belgium customer service numbers
Imagine that the destination airport does not have Wi-Fi or it does not work, and that the airline you have traveled with does not have an office inside the airport and in addition, for these things of life, your suitcase was lost, how do you complain? Where are you going? Therefore, it is important that you know or write down the contact numbers of the Air Belgium airline, of course operating your flight.
- Use online baggage tracers in case of loss of your suitcases
A simple baggage tracker that integrates with the global airline baggage system can identify your bag even if you lose the barcode tags you get at the airport. Smart luggage tags with such microchips are a good option.