Replies: 75 - Last Post: Nov 25, 2012 12:47 AM Last Post By: PoppyG
Nov 18, 2012 5:28 PM
Nov 19, 2012 12:02 AM
No I don't. There is a reason for luggage limits - the combined weight of people and luggage etc must be able to be carried safely. Lifts, trains, trucks and planes can carry a certain amount of weight.
"We" aren't paying their wages, - Countrylink will run whether you ride the train or not. All long distance trains have a luggage limit, not just Countrylink.
Luggage limits are clearly displayed on Countrylink's website, if you have excess luggage weight and don't agree, then I would suggest you find alternative means of travel. Or do what everyone else does - obey the rules and take no more than is permitted.
Nov 19, 2012 12:27 AM
The term OP means, original poster, ie the person who started the thread. In this case you.
As mentioned 40 kgs is a lot. Yes the staff member may have been grumpy, but at the same time there is a limit. You need to decide what you want to carry and do so within the limits stated. Its not like its a small limit.
Nov 19, 2012 4:21 AM
4840 kg of stuff? Do you have a porter?
Who can carry that much stuff? Or do you just ride around on trains?
I traveled around the world with a carry on bag that weighted in at 8 kg.
When I was traveling on trains, there was a supermarket green bag (well, actually an M&S black bag) full of food, fruit and drinks - that made about 10kg. When I ran out of food I went into the nearest supermarket and bought some more. Most towns have them.
I've never yet met a countrylink staff member who cared how much my bag weighed - they never lifted it. Did you try and get into a carriage with 4 huge suitcases and perhaps put them on the seats and in the aisles instead of in the overhead racks? It all sounds a bit suss to me.
Nov 19, 2012 11:48 AM
Nov 19, 2012 1:01 PM
Nov 19, 2012 1:55 PM
51you may be right, but 4 cases at around 40 pounds each means 160 pounds of luggage? How can you move around with that much, unless you had your own car. that is more like planning to be in one place for a long time, not 'travelling'. I rent a room to foreign students, who come for a year, and they rarely come with more than two cases - one large, and one carryon. Two cases is as much as one can manage on ones own. . Realistically, how can you 'travel' on plalne or train with 160 pounds of luggage? I just find this curious.
Nov 19, 2012 1:57 PM
Nov 19, 2012 4:40 PM
Nov 19, 2012 5:04 PM
Nov 19, 2012 6:11 PM
55G'Day Evamelb, and Everyone,
The train people always weigh my cases. Why, I do not know. The staff have been mean to me on more than one occasion. At one station, the staff refused to check my bags, even if they had been the acceptable weight.
I need to have clothes and projects to keep me busy on the train. I also need books. I get bored easily.
I had train people make me get rid of food. Had they found me fainted again, that would have meant the train being delayed whilst they called the ambos and waited for them to get to the train. There could have been someone on the train to wake me up. I now wear a medical alert bracelet so hopefully someone would know what to do.
Love to you all
Nov 19, 2012 6:16 PM
Is that a psychological evaluation? What is your specialisation of practice?
I stayed with a doctor earlier this year who specialised in emergency medicine. She was a beautiful person in every way. I did have an incident at her home involving stinging ( not singing) LOL ants. It was interesting.
I was thankful for having extra clothes as what I had needed to be washed.
Love to you all,
Nov 19, 2012 6:19 PM
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