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Old October 13th, 2002, 03:43 PM
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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.



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Old October 14th, 2002, 09:10 AM
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You could always ship the trunk to your pre-cruise hotel.

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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?

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Old October 15th, 2002, 07:58 PM
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People have been shipping trunks to Nairobi since almost forever.

If you can afford that fabulous trip, I don't think you need to be worried too much about paying for excess baggage or using the ship's laundry.

Have a "gin and pink" for me at the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi.

You will love the Marco Polo.

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