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Is Norwegian Airlines strict about carry-on weight limits?

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Is Norwegian Airlines strict about carry-on weight limits?

I've read Norwegian's policy for carry-on baggage, which is this:

1 carry-on bag: max. 55x40x23 cm

1 small personal item: max. 25x33x20 cm

Max. combined weight: 10 kg

My bags are under these limits in size, and look very reasonable, but the combined weight is several pounds heavier. Does anyone know whether Norwegian actually weighs carry-on baggage? Are the gate attendants generally easy-going or sticklers?

I ask because when I flew on Fiji Airways, the gate attendant kept harping on weight of carry-on and how if your bag was overweight you'd have to check it. Overall that airline's staff seemed to be very by-the-book, whereas other airlines seem to give more leeway.

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1. Re: Is Norwegian Airlines strict about carry-on weight limits?

Stick by their rules and you wont have a problem!

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2. Re: Is Norwegian Airlines strict about carry-on weight limits?

Norwegian have about 260 seats in the Economy cabin on their 788s. If half of those who boarded did so with bags that were 'several pounds heavier' then imagine the impact on the scrum for space in the overhead lockers as well as the significant cost to the airline to transport that much more weight.

I'd go to the airport with the view that the airline mean it with the information they show on the website. An extra 100 g may not be an issue but 'several pounds' is rather an invitation to aggro at the airport. It's your decision, though.

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3. Re: Is Norwegian Airlines strict about carry-on weight limits?

No.

They publish their specs, jut to fill up their Website, like most airlines.

Though baggage charges are a profit center, and especially for LLC's, you will likely be OK, by going beyond the posted recs.

Good luck,

Hunt

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4. Re: Is Norwegian Airlines strict about carry-on weight limits?

Are the North Carolina State Troopers strict about speed limits? If I drive at 75mph on I-40, or if I do 40mph along Western Boulevard (35mph limit) when driving to NC State, will I be stopped and fined?

That's precisely the silly argument you and others are trying to make. Next time I visit NC State I'll be sticking to the limits. Because if I don't and get stopped the argument "some folks on TripAdvisor got away with it so why fine me" ain't going to cut it.

Edited: 16 May 2017, 11:25
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5. Re: Is Norwegian Airlines strict about carry-on weight limits?

Carry on 10kg, thats the rules of the airline you have chosen to fly, why should you be allowed more?

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6. Re: Is Norwegian Airlines strict about carry-on weight limits?

Op, why do you think the rules shouldnt apply to you, as thats the true reason you are asking isn't it.

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7. Re: Is Norwegian Airlines strict about carry-on weight limits?

Seriously? Just stick to the weight limit and you will have no trouble. Go over it and expect to be caught out.

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8. Re: Is Norwegian Airlines strict about carry-on weight limits?

FWIW, I've flown Norwegian shorthaul a dozen times or so and have never seen them weigh bags.

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9. Re: Is Norwegian Airlines strict about carry-on weight limits?

>>> I've read Norwegian's policy for carry-on baggage <<<

Excellent, now just make sure you adhere to it and you will be fine.

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10. Re: Is Norwegian Airlines strict about carry-on weight limits?

you will be fine any problems just tell them Unclegus on TA says it will be OK.

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