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Old 11-02-2007, 08:10 AM
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Bahamas Air/Baggage

I'd like to start packing for my upcoming trip to Acklins.I have conflicting info on baggage allowances. How many bags can I check, what is the weight allowance? Is the 44lbs per bag or total allowed?

I can't get thru to the airline I guess because of Noel. Can anyone help?


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As poer Bahamasair website, you are allowed 2 checked bags up to 70 lbs each, plus a carryon. Here are their rates for oversize/excess baggage:

- Excess bags up to 70lbs/32kgs and 62”and over $85.00 each.
- Oversize pieces 63” and over $100.00 each
- Overweight pieces 71lbs and over (33kgs) $100.00 each
- Oversize and overweight pieces $125.00 each

Here's the link: http://www.bahamasair.com/TipsForTravel.pdf
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Josko........thanks

i had'nt seen that link on their site

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Did Bahamas air change their baggage policy? Every time I have been there (last time was last March) they allowed the 70 lbs from Nassau to Acklins, but from Acklins back to Nassau it was 44 lbs max total for both bags.
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Well I'm going to the Bahamas bonefish fishing, and this is all new to me.
What kind of a bag measures 62"?

Will I need my tweeds? or will it be warm?
what kind of flies? I have managed to aquire a rod reel and line but do not have flat boots will trainers work as well?
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Will I need my tweeds? or will it be warm?
what kind of flies? I have managed to aquire a rod reel and line but do not have flat boots will trainers work as well?
I think you should be fine in a Suplex Kilt in appropriate clan livery but you might want to consider one of the new bug repellent fabrics

I don't think trainers will sub for flats boots. Sand (actually coral fragments) will get into your socks and if you get into some sticky stuff (and you probably will) life will get miserable fast.

Which Island are you headed to?
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Hi Willie Gunn

Where are you off to and is it DIY or will you be guided?

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Hey Guys... Not sure where Willie G is headed, but I'm going to Acklins. DIY staying at Feltons. 1st time to his place but I've been to Acklins several times.

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I think you should be fine in a Suplex Kilt in appropriate clan livery but you might want to consider one of the new bug repellent fabrics

I don't think trainers will sub for flats boots. Sand (actually coral fragments) will get into your socks and if you get into some sticky stuff (and you probably will) life will get miserable fast.

Which Island are you headed to?
I'm going to Long Island, it is a guided trip, a friend of a freind cancelled at the last minute so I'm getting a good deal.

Socks I was just going to wear the trainers on the beach and wade into the water.

This is getting more complicated.
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Hi Willie
If you stay in the boat then trainers are great, if you are going wading then use very heavy socks.
You maybe lucky and not hurt your feet but if you get any cuts on them it is a certainty that they will not heal until your trip is over and saltwater on wounds hurts.

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Cheers Pete, hogging the boat as I don't have the right boots sounds perfect.
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flats boots

I made a trip to Acklins last spring and acquired some Orvis Flats hikers for the occasion. Sure was glad I had them, as opposed to the neoprene dive boots or sneakers than I might have taken. Some of the wading was easy on hard bottom, but other times it was through thick soft marl. Socks definitely needed. And the comment about cuts not healing in the wet salt was right on.
The other thing we did was wear the flats boots onto the airplane flight, so if the bag did not make it on time we could still fish, with rods, reels and flies in hand.
We are looking forward to another trip this April.
Have fun.
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I either wear or have my flats boots in my carryon also. As far as cuts in saltwater, I carry some Newskin with me. If a blister starts or I get a cut I use that stuff. It works much better than a bandaid.
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