Saudia announces new baggage rules

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    The Saudi Arabian Airlines will implement a new baggage allowance policy on international routes effective Sept. 1.
    The new scheme is based on the "piece concept" as opposed to the current "weight concept."

    The airline had informed all travel agents in the Kingdom. In a memo dated July 31, the airline said that the new piece concept has been loaded in all GDSs (Group Decision Support Systems) and it will be automatically reflected on tickets of the passengers.

    The specification of each bag would be length 90cm, breadth 75cm and height 43cm.

    Currently, international travelers are allowed to carry 40 kg irrespective of the number of bags.

    "For instance, a passenger could carry three pieces, each weighing 10 kg, or two pieces of 20 kg each, without inviting any surcharge," said S. Waheed Lateef of Azmeel Travel.

    This will no longer be the case starting Sept. 1. According to the memorandum, Saudia has specified that each economy class passenger will be allowed to carry only one piece of 32 kg or less. For the first and business class, the airline will allow two pieces of 32 kg each.

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    This system seems to become very fashionable!:D
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  3. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    They just got tired of me checking my marble collection in 2000 individual pieces.
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