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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.
See also: baggage, excess
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'Malaysia Airlines observes a strict policy on excess baggage and can confirm that no waivers were given,' Malaysia Airlines said in a statement.
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"Yes, it's true that I have the shortest time in government but as I said before, the elections would be more difficult for those who have excess baggage," said Poe who is facing a disqualification case over her being a foundling and residency issues.
So which means I can pay Dh6,000 and carry 100kgs as excess baggage in air craft and no issues on safety??" (sic)
For passengers on Air China-operated North American flights arriving in or departing from Beijing, if the number of pieces of their checked baggage exceeds the allowance, they can pay in advance for their excess baggage through Air China's ticketing offices worldwide or Air China Members Services Center hotline.
British holidaymakers are also sticking religiously to luggage restrictions to avoid paying excess baggage charges with 65% of those questioned saying their luggage weighs no more than 20kg.
The airline has launched a special offer in which the excess baggage rate for only the first 10kg (1-10kg) of additional baggage, over and above the free baggage allowance, will be at a slab equivalent to only USD40 (OMR16).
Synopsis: "Excess Baggage" chronicles two Chinese sisters, one raised in China during the desolate Cultural Revolution; the other in Japan during the freewheeling years of bubble capitalism.
Emirates Airline made more than $100 million last year by charging people for excess baggage, a new report has revealed.
The airline said excess baggage rates have also increased from the same date.
The airline will publish new excess baggage rates in September, which will also see an increase.
AIRLINES gouged more than [euro]17million in excess baggage fees from fliers last year, data revealed yesterday.
Escalating excess baggage charges are estimated to set people back PS474million this summer, says discount retailer Aldi.
British travellers can easily land themselves with excess baggage charges if they do not take more care when packing for their travels, according to a survey conducted by UK-based, Kelkoo Travel.
Instead he was caught out for helping himself to their belongings by persuading passengers who were carrying excess baggage to leave their luggage behind to avoid paying extra fees; and was even caught asking baggage handlers to carry luggage left by passengers to his car.