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Austrian Airlines baggage rules

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Morning all

We're flying with Austrian Airlines to Innsbruck next week. E-ticket states we're allowed 1 checked bag - but can we check in our ski boot bag as well, as long as our total allowance is under 20kg? We haven't booked ski carriage because we don't have skis, just boots, and when we've travelled with Crystal in the past we've had no problem checking in our hold luggage plus a boot bag each. But I'm a bit confused by the wording on the Austrian ticket, it makes it sound like we'd have to pack our boots in our hold bag too.

Thanks in advance!
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If your ticket states "1 checked bag" as opposed to a weight allowance on its own, then it is 1 item only. If it says 1 x 20KG then this might apply:

"Please be sure to check the free baggage allowance on your ticket or booking confirmation. In such cases, the weight scheme may also be applied, which means that your baggage allowance is shown as a total weight regardless of the number of pieces, e.g. 20K (for 20 kg) or 30K (for 30 kg)".

You also have 1 x 8 KG Carry on bag and could take your boot bags on the plane as long as they don't exceed the dimensions.

Full details here: https://www.austrian.com/Info/Flying/Baggage.aspx
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Haven't checked it, but I would imagine that unless you've booked ski carriage (where they normally treat ski bag + boot bag as one piece), your boots will have to go in your normal hold bag or as hand luggage.
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If it says "1 checked bag" you'll probably struggle if you have your ski boots in a separate bag. To be honest, you've probably been pretty lucky in the past, as it's the airlines and not Crystal that generally set the baggage rules.
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Great, thanks guys!
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sugarmoma666 wrote:
If it says "1 checked bag" you'll probably struggle if you have your ski boots in a separate bag. To be honest, you've probably been pretty lucky in the past, as it's the airlines and not Crystal that generally set the baggage rules.


Not my experience - if you are flying charter as part of a package it is weight only being the restricted and you can take as many bag as you like.
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When we have flown Austrian in the past (as well as Swiss and Lufthansa from the same group) they have provided free ski equipment carridge in addition to 1 x hold luggage. Boots and skiis were in their own bags. Only catch being with Austrian to Innsbruck we had to book a place for our skibags by calling their customer service. I am told this is part of their process as they have smaller some planes that have limited space.

EDIT: suggest you ring Austrian customer service department for advice who are very helpful.
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Not relevant for the OP but Just for info Austrian Air will now only accept single ski bags
Had a bit of huffing at check in last year pn way out with double bag but they took them
This year its on the e-ticket that they will not.
(Edinburgh - Innsbruck)


Last edited by After all it is free Go on u know u want to! on Sat 29-12-18 18:19; edited 1 time in total
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NickyJ wrote:
sugarmoma666 wrote:
If it says "1 checked bag" you'll probably struggle if you have your ski boots in a separate bag. To be honest, you've probably been pretty lucky in the past, as it's the airlines and not Crystal that generally set the baggage rules.


Not my experience - if you are flying charter as part of a package it is weight only being the restricted and you can take as many bag as you like.

This is where it's always worth checking, as the flights included on several of the package holidays I've been on have been scheduled flights, so the airline rules have applied. It's quite a while since I flew on a charter flight.
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