apparently most airlines have changed their baggages polices so they could make up money lost from gas prices. we have found plane tickets non stop from Florida for only $109 each way for the both of us with South West Air. they have the best baggage polices of all the airlines i could find....
# Baggage Allowance: Beginning January 29, 2008, Southwest will allow two (2) checked pieces of baggage per ticketed Customer. Size and weight limitations apply.
# Excess Baggage: Effective January 29, 2008, you may check a third bag for a charge of $25. Your 4th through 9th bag or item will incur a charge of $50 per piece, and any bag or item thereafter will be $110 per piece.
# Weight and Size Allowance: Maximum weight is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height) per checked piece of luggage. Effective March 1, 2005, overweight items from 51 to 70 pounds will be accepted for a charge of $25.00 per item. Items weighing from 71 to 100 pounds and oversized items in excess of 62 inches but not more than 80 inches (i.e., surfboards, bicycles, vaulting poles) will be accepted for a charge of $50.00 per item. Any item weighing more than 100 pounds must be shipped as Air Cargo. However, Customers cannot use SWA Cargo unless classified as a Known Shipper as defined by the TSA or TSA approved Indirect Air Carriers (IAC). For full details about shipping cargo, visit swacargo.com.
# Liability: Unless excess value is declared and charges paid at the time of checkin, Southwest Airlines' liability for lost, damaged or delayed baggage is limited to $3,000.00 per fare-paying Customer.
so we will be able to make sure all the things that are most important travel with us on the plane. insuring that the things we couldn't live without on the playa, like our Aluminet for our shade structure, and not get lost in transit. it would cost $25 to ship it so we figure it is best to just pack it and check it with our other bags. as well as we want to make sure our premium teas, and hookah tobaccos blends make it as well since we don't know where to acquire them when we get into NV. i hope everyone is having just as much success making their plans for their own home coming to the playa! wish everyone happy planning!