A reader commented on the Expat Report Living in Punta del Diablo, Uruguay
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Sold! To the lady in Cape Town! Loved this information - the country seems to be designed for us and our values... You lucky people, there already.
Really glad i found this forum and thread, Ive been looking into relocation to Uruguay and have been searching for somewhere that could tick the boxes, coming from a surf / outdoorsy community in the UK, Punta Del Diablo seems like it could be just the golden nugget :)
Will be making trip there in the next couple of months to check things out and see how it all feels, if I like it, expect to be meeting your new neighbour sometime not too far off!
Cheers and thanks for the informative read
I used American Airlines and they have a webpage that tells what the overweight limits are and what the charges are.
I brought a dog crate and 4 suitcases, three overweight... the lady targeting the most overweight and told me it needed to be lightened, so I pulled out some things and handed them to my "ride" to take home and bring later (which he didn't unfortunately) then charged me for it and let the other two go. Steve came later and brought 4 and he got charged overweight for all of them.
The total limit was five, and there was one free, and then a separate charge for each additional luggage and each time one was overweight. I ended up paying about $500 over including the dog which is a $120 charge, but thought it was cheaper than trying to ship the stuff and potentially paying tax too... they did not check my luggage incoming, perhaps too much fuss over the dog... I remember when I was traveling with young children they never checked by luggage either...
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I realize each airline is different, but for your case, what was the cost per extra suitcase that you paid and what was the weight limit? Were seven the maximum allowed or could you have brought 10 or 12, etc. if you were willing to pay?