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Member Since 04 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 27 2012 01:49 PM

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In Topic: Merpati Luggage restrictions

22 August 2012 - 08:18 PM

Just caught the Merpati flight from DPS to Dili today, and was able to check in a 29KG bag with no extra charge. I told them that it was sports equipment (dive gear), and they still suggested that I should pay for the extra 9KG so I pulled out the "but all of the other airlines give you 30KG for sports equipment???" End result - no fees. I also carried on my LowePro Trekker 600 AW, and a smaller North Face backpack for my laptop. No questions, no weighing. If you are one of the first ones to board the plane you'll have room to stow them overhead. When everything fills up they'll make people check a carry-on that won't fit under the seat.

Did you buy your ticket in advance or did you buy when you got there?
I'm going to Dili on Sept 1 but have had problems purchasing a tkt in advance.
So far I'm rolling the dice hoping the plane isn't full when I get there

In Topic: Timor Diving

16 August 2012 - 11:50 AM

That's the right price. I just can't see paying WWDS $500 for one passenger. I've tried everything to book it and I'm down to paying that price which I can't really afford or wait until I arrive the day before, which is dangerous and could turn out to be just as expensive

In Topic: Timor Diving

12 August 2012 - 09:19 AM

Thanks Dangerzone, I also asked WWDS and they are double the price of what the airline charges, I understand they have to make money but that seems excessive

In Topic: China Airlines - Do they weigh carry on baggage

06 August 2012 - 09:41 AM

I went to raja in feb of this year and they weighed both my checked and carry on. My dslr bag was much heavier than allowed and she told me I had to check it. I told her all photo equipment and she got her supervisor who tagged it that it was approved overweight carry on.
From that point (San Francisco intl.) no one weighed carry on, although I did see some people's looked at for size/weight on the domestic flights.

In Topic: Timor Diving

05 August 2012 - 08:54 AM

Does anyone have a recommendation to book domestic flight from Bali to Timor Leste, I have tried Merpati's site and it doesn't seem possible to book from the US without using a travel agent.

Chavala, which dates are you going? I'm on the sept 3-13 trip