Size matters – especially when you pack your hand luggage!

Tuesday, 21 December 2021 08:48 AM

Hooray! It’s time to pack for your holidays, so get out your luggage, throw open your wardrobe and pick and choose your faves this festive season. As exciting as it is to pack, it’s important not to go overboard. After all, you don’t want to be spending your moola on oversized baggage. Rather save that money for pina coladas and pineapple daiquiris on the beach.

So, what can you take onboard?

1. A slimline laptop bag

Are you a bit of a workaholic? We’ve got you covered. Yes, you are allowed to take your laptop along. And we’ll even let you pack your charger in your slimline laptop bag. The emphasis here is on slim – your snazzy beach bag disguised as a laptop bag won’t fly with us. (See what we did there? Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink.)

2. A small handbag

Ladies – and gents – you are absolutely allowed to walk the airplane catwalk (aka aisle) in style showing off your latest Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Woollies or Mr Price handbags.

3.One piece of hand baggage

Here is where it gets tricky. We love creativity – and boy our passengers sure can get creative when it comes to their hand luggage! But we have to be strict. This is the one time that size – and weight – really does matter. 7 kg is where we draw the line. That’s about the weight of a large bowling ball. And the size cannot exceed 56 cm x 36 cm x 23 cm.

Excessive luggage causes delays and who wants to wait for their holiday to start because someone has packed the kitchen sink inconveniencing everyone else? So, less luggage means kulula staff don’t have to spend time searching for space, and we can stay on time and are green to go.

If you decide to go bigger or heavier, you will need to purchase an extra 20 kg bag for R420. Even better, you can prebook an additional bag online under “manage your booking” which is cheaper at R330 online. We did tell you we would be strict on this one.

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