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excess baggage

1. Literally, travel luggage that exceeds the dimensions of size or weight normally allowed on a plane or train, usually requiring a fee for it to be allowed onboard. My suitcase was only slightly over the weight limit, but the airline clerk still insisted on labeling my suitcase as excess baggage and slapping me with a fine.
2. Any person or thing that is unnecessary or unwanted and thus is or becomes burdensome. I know it's ungenerous, but Martin's younger brother has been nothing but excess baggage since we agreed to let him live with us.
3. A personal history, emotional disposition, or traumatic experience that is or becomes debilitating or burdensome in life. He carried the excess baggage of his abusive parents with him for years after leaving home. Her reclusiveness has become real excess baggage for her in recent months.
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bag and baggage

With all of one's possessions. You need to be out of your dorm room, bag and baggage, by Monday morning.
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bag and baggage

 and part and parcel
with one's luggage; with all one's possessions. Sally showed up at our door bag and baggage one Sunday morning. All right, if you won't pay the rent, out with you, bag and baggage! Get all your stuff—part and parcel—out of here!
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bag and baggage

All of one's belongings, especially with reference to departing with them; completely, totally. For example, The day he quit his job, John walked out, bag and baggage. Originating in the 1400s, this phrase at first meant an army's property, and to march off bag and baggage meant that the departing army was not leaving anything behind for the enemy's use. By the late 1500s, it had been transferred to other belongings.
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bag and baggage

with all your belongings.
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ˌbag and ˈbaggage

with all your belongings: If you don’t pay the rent, you’ll be thrown out, bag and baggage.
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bag and baggage

1. With all one's belongings.
2. To a complete degree; entirely.
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bag and baggage

All one’s belongings, usually in the sense of departing with them. It originally was a military phrase that meant all of an army’s property and was so used in the fifteenth century. To march away with bag and baggage meant that the army was leaving but was surrendering nothing to the enemy. The alliterative nature of the term has appealed to many writers, including Shakespeare. In As You Like It Touchstone says, “Come, shepherd, let us make an honourable retreat; though not with bag and baggage, yet with scrip and scrippage,” meaning the purse and its contents (money). In time the connotation of honorable departure was dropped and the term simply described clearing out completely. “‘Bag and baggage,’ said she, ‘I’m glad you’re going,’” declared Samuel Richardson’s heroine in Pamela (1741). See also kit and caboodle.
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Airlines have therefore committed to changing their baggage tags to RFID tags over the next few years.
One of such successful developments is the baggage handling system, which in its parameters is not only not inferior to similar import samples, but also surpasses them in some criteria.
"Moreover, in case of a delay, we won't have any problems finding enough space to store the baggage."The baggage items will be put on shelves from 48 early baggage storing robots.
SAA notified the representatives of all airlines operating at Sharjah Airport about the new policy, and informed them that the airport will not accept any baggage that does not comply with its new policy.
Missing baggage and delayed arrivals are not the first case with the PIA as earlier to this, several cases of baggage missing and late arrivals have been reported in media but the performance of the national flag carrier has not improved so far.
As for Terminal 3, which is under construction, the baggage drop-off system will be part of the terminal's standard equipment, he said.
As part of this endeavour, I am delighted that our baggage management and tracking systems are aligned with IATA's requirements and that we are certified for end-to-end tracking at our hub (Dubai International Airport).
In finding solutions to the mirage, the British flag carrier, British Airways is offering first-rate baggage allowances that are ideal for the summer vacation.
The national carrier said when passengers check in as a group, all baggage can be combined and tagged under one name, which would appear on the system as excess baggage.
Santhosh Chandran Doha JET Airways, India's leading airline, has reduced its excess baggage rates from Doha to its Indian destinations.
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has introduced a new baggage policy tailored to varying customer requirements in the international markets it serves.
The new initiatives underline Oman Air's ongoing commitment to improving the travel experience of all the guests by removing higher baggage charges, along with other initiatives.
The resolution requires the airline to track every piece of baggage from the start of the journey all the way through to its finish.
THE IMPLEMENTATION of lower fee structure for excess checked- in baggage carried by air passengers has been deferred to July 1 as airlines have sought more time to upgrade their system.
Eithad Airport penned an agreement with Luggage Logistics, who will oversee the deployment and operation of an advanced baggage management system.