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The Troubled Regional carrier, LIAT (1974) Ltd recently announced changes to its baggage policy. According to the company’s press release the new changes are aimed at ensuring a consistent delivery of service to all passengers, especially t during this busy time of the year.

As a consequence, with effect from December 1st 2008, the free baggage allowance for all LIAT services will be set at one piece at a maximum of 50 lbs (23 kgs.). Further, the maximum overall size per piece will be 62 inches (157 cms).

In addition, passengers will be allowed one piece of cabin baggage inclusive of a laptop at a maximum weight of 15 lbs.(7 kgs.) and maximum overall dimensions of thirty-six inches (36ins) or ninety-one centimetres (91 cms.).

Passengers are also asked to note that extra pieces of baggage (that is, pieces in excess of the above allowance) will be subject to excess baggage charges and will only be accepted on a space available (standby) basis.

LIAT Chief Executive Officer, Mark Darby said given that these changes could have implications for perishable items packed in airline luggage, LIAT also urged customers not to pack perishable items in their checked luggage. He said customers should note that perishable items would not be accepted in standby baggage.

———-My Personal Note———-

Personally, I think company needs a major restructuring – from the LIAT executives down to the ground handling crew, after what happened with passengers luggage during the Independence Reunion Celebrations. I’m afraid a lot of people be looking for alternative ways to get Dominica this holiday Season.

What’s your opinion on LIAT’s new baggage policy, and what do you think of the Regional carrier on-a-whole? Share your likes and dislikes in the comments.

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