15th October 2019
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Baggage allowances set to drop on Loganair flights

Loganair have said that the hold baggage allowance on their flights will soon fall from 20kg to 15kg.

This came from the company’s managing director, Jonathan Hinkles, who told councillors of the change at a meeting of the external transport forum on Wednesday afternoon.

This change will only affect the lowest price grouping, simply entitled “Fly”.

Customers will have to book flights on the airline’s middle price grouping, “Fly Flex”, if they want a higher baggage allowance of 23kg.

Mr Hinkles told the forum that the airline had found that the average checked hold bag weight was only around 9kg.

But Emma Miller, attending the meeting on behalf of the Shetland Tourism Association, argued that 15kg would not be enough for someone who would be booking to go on a two-week holiday.

Mr Hinkles explained that people would be able to book on the middle grouping, at an additional cost, in order to gain more allowance.

More in this Friday’s edition of The Shetland Times.

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2 comments

  1. ALAN SKINNER

    This is outrageous, and feels like “stand and deliver”, from a highwayman, particularly when accompanied by a photograph of a smirking Mr. Hinkles. Anyone travelling on holiday from Shetland will know the anguish of trying to get luggage down to 22kg, in order to check baggage through to a final destination. Any holiday will now start with the fury of paying an excess baggage charge to Loganair. Loganair used to be a favourite airline, but is fast becoming the equivalent of Ryanair.

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  2. John Gillespie

    Love Ryanair paid £15 Londonderry to Glasgow delayed 4 hrs and received a cheque for £250 !!!

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