Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Spanair grounds all flights Spanair has announced the suspension of all flight operations after filing for bankruptcy protection late last week. Spain’s carrier announced over the weekend that all flights had been cancelled as it had suspended operations as of 28 January 2012.A statement from the carrier read that the decision was made “because of a lack of visible financing in the next couple of months”. “The management of Spanair is sorry and apologizes to all those who are affected by this situation,” the statement read.The carrier has since advised passengers booked to fly with the airline to contact other airlines but noted that those with tickets on flights operated by another airline member of Star Alliance would be unaffected.“However for clarification we suggest you contact the operating airline,” the carrier recommended. Meanwhile the Spanish airline said in an online statement that it was currently in discussions with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to finalise an agreement to facilitate refunds of purchased but not yet flown tickets of Spanair.“This agreement will let the travel agencies refund the complete price to those passengers that paid the ticket in a travel agency by bank transfer or cash,” the carrier said. “All other passengers who bought their tickets by credit card directly at www.spanair.com or in a travel agency, they will need enquire for refund options with their card issuer.” For more information travellers and agents can contact Spanair sales offices, AENA help desks in Spain’s airports, Airport Tourism information offices in Spain and Catalan consumer agency.
Air France hand luggage allowance: weight, size and fees The small print… Still not sure how much luggage to take?Use the Air France’s baggage calculator to find out your exact baggage allowance for your next flight.How to avoid Air France baggage feesRead on for some baggage tips to guarantee a stress-free airport trip:1. Buy a guaranteed cabin bagNowadays you don’t have to rely on guesswork when it comes to keeping within the hand luggage allowance: plenty of bags come with the label ‘flight-approved’. Some even come with an airline guarantee, such as Ryanair’s official carry-on bags, and some have simply been designed with common cabin baggage measurements in mind, such as the Cabin Max backpacks and suitcases, including a range that will fit the Air France luggage allowance. For more ideas, check out our top 10 carry-on bags. Liked this? Try these… 55x35x25cm maximum carry on bag dimensions40x30x15cm max size for accessories e.g. handbag or briefcaseCombined weight up to 12kg or 18kg depending on your ticket1 carry on bag + 1 ‘accessory’ eg. laptop or handbag*Free if your cabin bag meets Air France regulations but the cabin is too smallOversized hand luggage is charged as an ‘additional item’ (from €25 per bag) RelatedKLM hand luggage explained and how to maximise your cabin baggage allowanceWhat size does your hand luggage have to be be go on board a KLM flight? What liquids can you take in your cabin baggage, and what other items are restricted? Here’s everything you need to know about KLM hand luggage allowances and restrictions, plus a few tips on avoiding…Delta baggage restrictions explained and how to maximise your hand luggage allowanceFlying with Delta and need to know how much hand luggage you can carry on board? Or how much free checked luggage you get? Read up on the Delta Airlines baggage allowance, including all of the rules hold and hand luggage – we’ve even sneaked in a few money saving…Qatar baggage restrictions explained and how to maximise your hand luggage allowanceHow many cabin bags can you take on board a Qatar Airways flight? How much checked luggage can you fly with? Avoid excess baggage charges with this handy table of luggage weights, sizes and fees, plus tips on making the most of your checked and hand luggage allowance. 3. Accessorise to maximiseYou’re allowed to take an additional ‘accessory’ on Air France flights, along with your full-size cabin bag, which can be a handbag, briefcase or a bag for a laptop, camera or other small electronics. However, you can also bring extra personal items on top of that, including a jacket (or other items of clothing), umbrella and special baggage for children like strollers and nappy-changing equipment. So, in short, wear more things about your person and you might be able to get away with that extra scarf or smart jacket! Air France hold luggage allowance: weight, size and fees They also apply: On flights to/from the following countries: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mali, New Caledonia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo. Between North Africa (Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia) and China. Between Cairo and Paris-Charles de Gaulle, if your first flight is departing from Egypt and you purchased your ticket in Egypt. Between Canada, United States, Mexico and the following countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates. 2. Pick a different fareAir France, and its subsidiary budget airline, HOP!, have a range of air fares with different baggage allowances that you can pick and choose from. So if you’re jetting off long-haul and need to pack a lot, check out the Premium Economy fare, which comes with two bags at 23kg each but doesn’t have the hefty price tag of business class. If it’s just a quick weekend break, pick Economy Light and go hand luggage only. You’ll have to pay extra if you want to check in a bag with this option, but with a little packing efficiency and our best-ever tips, it’s totally possible to do 48 hours in Paris or Amsterdam on nothing more than a backpack! Air France cabin bag sizeAir France hand luggage weight allowanceNumber of bags allowed on boardCost to check in oversized hand luggage Dreaming of your next adventure? Fly away with some of our most popular airlines: The checked luggage allowances we’ve presented here are based on economy fares. Increases depending on size of flight cabin and fare. Jet2Thomson AirwaysAlitalia 5. Compare hand luggage size and weight restrictionsThe Air France hand luggage allowance is fairly generous when compared to many budget airlines, but each has their own benefits so it’s worth shopping around. For example, easyJet don’t have a weight restriction at all on their hand luggage. To review all the options, check out our guide to hand luggage allowances on major airlines flying to and from the UK and Europe. Air France hold baggage sizeAir France hold luggage weight allowanceNumber of hold bags allowedCost of Air France hold luggage No matter which airline you’re flying with, here are complete guides to baggage rules and restrictions for the UK’s biggest airlines, including easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways and Jet2.Laptop and tablet ban: How will this affect your travel plans?As a hand luggage ban on laptops and tablets comes into force, we explain what this flight ban means for your travel plans, especially if you’re flying from the Middle East and North Africa.How to breeze through the airport – fast!Get your trip off to a flying start and whizz through the airport with a little help from our well-travelled staff and top travel bloggers.*Published April 2017. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 4.Fly blueThe Air France loyalty program is called ‘Flying Blue’ and it might be worth a gander if you’re a frequent flyer, as the benefits you can earn via clocking up their ‘miles’ include extra checked luggage. As a regular customer, you get to take one more hold luggage bag in addition to your standard allowance, weighing up to 23kg or 32kg, depending on your ticket type. Not to be sniffed at. 158cm max dimensions (width + height + length)23kg per bag1 bag free + 1 extra free bag on selected routesFrom €25 per bag with Economy Light fareExcess baggage fees €40-€300 depending on route20% discount when purchasing additional bags online Two items weighing up to 32 kg each can be checked in free of charge on round-trips of which the first flight departs from Brazil.