I think I asked this somewhere before, but can't find the discussion... I'm trying to decide how to pack for a 40-day tour. I'm sailing on the Marco Polo, which doesn't have guest laundries, and would like to minimize use of the onboard services. My first thought is to take as much clothing as possible. I've found a good trunk with 4.2 cu. ft. storage capacity, but the linear size is 63.25 in. - in excess of the airline's mandate of 62 in. Am I likely to be charged for excess baggage on NW/KLM flights, and if so, how much? I've tried contacting the airlines, but no response.
Thanks, Pam. But I'm a little leary of shipping them all the way to Nairobi, Kenya. It also implies completing preparations far in advance - something I am not well known for. Guess I'll shop for a smaller trunk or be prepared for the extra charge. And the airlines wonder why people hate flying nowadays?