New baggage Allowance and Owners Locker

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  1. TinkTatoo

    TinkTatoo <font color=peach>Has a Tink tattoo on her shoulde

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    Obi's post about Continental and American now only allowing on checked bag at 23kg and charging for a second one got me thinking. It looks like most of the airlines are going this way - Aer Lingus introduced this policy in the summer and charge 40 Euro per second bag.

    For those of you who've been thinking about getting an Owners Locker but not being able to justify the cost, I think now might be a good time to have another look at it. We left our OL stuffed full of things we only ever need in Florida and not having to cart that stuff back and forth across the Atlantic made a bid difference to our luggage allowance. I bet if you took all the "stuff" you regularly need over there and weighed it, you'd be surprised at how much of your now precious allowance it takes up.

    It might be something to think about now that the airlines are charging extra :idea:
     
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  3. arielrocks

    arielrocks always planning another trip to Disney!!!

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    Very good point!!! There is so much I take that I never use over here - might look into it next time we are over!
     
  4. TinkTatoo

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    Judging by the weight of our locker when we left I reckon we'd have about two cases worth in there :rotfl:
     
  5. Cyrano

    Cyrano Moderator Moderator

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    I had always thought that Owners Locker was only for DVC or on-site guests. But following the Purple Van's exploits it might be an option for those who prefer to stay in off-site hotels :)

    TinkTatoo would be interested in what you keep in your locker ;)
     
  6. TinkTatoo

    TinkTatoo <font color=peach>Has a Tink tattoo on her shoulde

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    OL is worth considering for anyone who visits florida at least once every 12 - 18 months regardless of where you stay. I even think they'll arrange a delivery to a private villa if you organize it with them first. I don't think it's such a good idea though if your visits are every two years or longer


    LOL I don't think the world is ready for what's in my locker :rotfl: but, seeing as you asked.... this is the list of stuff from my dash board on the OL site

    5 T-shirts ~ 2 swimming costumes ~ 1 pair black shorts ~ Sandals ~ Pool coverup ~ DH ~ 2 pairs of shorts ~ 1 T-shirt DD ~ Denim Shorts ~ PJ's ~ 3 T-shirts ~ 2 Bikini bottoms ~ 1 Rash top ~ Black Hat ~ DS ~ 2 Shorts ~ 1 Swimming Shorts ~ 1 Rash top ~ 3 T-shirts

    3 two way radios / charging station ~ AA battery charger ~ US Plug adapters
    USB Adapters ~ I-pod external charger cable ~ Bed side clock / battery
    Nintendo DS chargers ~ extension cord ~ extension socket ~ US power sockets for Laptops~ Spare batteries

    2 Tuppweware cereal containers ~ Coffee container ~ Tea Pot ~ large Popcorn bowl ~Tea Spoons ~ Bottle opener ~ 4 Resort mugs ~ 2 Wine classes

    Hair ties ~ Trading pins ~ 4 beach hats ~ 3 Swimming goggles ~ A4 hardback pad ~ 2 Park backpacks ~ Park Bum Bag ~ DVC Beach Bag ~ 3 Pool Sunglasses ~ small penknife ~ Swiss Army knife ~ Spare Pin backs ~ Wobabba ball ~ Lanyards ~ Laundry Quarters ~ 2 Beach key holders ~ Glow Sticks ~ String bag ~ 2 Hair Clips ~ Sewing Kit ~ Glasses cloth ~Bus Timetables ~ pens / autograph book ~ Various pool toys ~ colouring pencils ~ Room key holders

    Assorted plasters ~ Anti histamine ~ 1% Hydrocortisone ~ Neosporin ~ Tylenol ~ Bite Spray ~ Cotton pads ~ Nail clippers ~ Tweezers ~ Talc ~ Face Cream ~ Suntan Lotion~ Shampoo / Conditioner ~ Face wash ~ Body Wash ~ After sun ~ 4 x Tooth brushes (new) ~ Tooth paste ~ Deodorant ~ Shaving stuff ~ Comb / Brush ~ Lip Salve ~ Calpol ~

    There are other bits and bobs but I didn't bother to make a note of them so they'll be a surprise for us when we get there :cool2:
     
  7. Obi Wan Kenobi

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    how much are they?
     
  8. TinkTatoo

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    Have a look at the owners locker website. The fee is $99 per year, there is a $75 joining fee but you can get a significant discount off this amount if you click the " where did you hear about us" box


    It's not going to suit every one but I just thought that with luggage weight now at a premium, any bits and bobs that you can leave over there would help
     
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  10. Obi Wan Kenobi

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    Its where she keeps Spongebob Squarepants
     
  11. TinkTatoo

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    :rotfl:

    They go with the Rash top ;)

    Who.............lives in a pineapple under the sea :lmao:
     
  12. Obi Wan Kenobi

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    and what's the pineapple under?? :goodvibes
     
  13. maznorm

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    I had a look at the OL and I am considering however, my issue with the baggage allowance isn't taking stuff to Florida, it is bringing stuff back!!
     
  14. Dizneemad

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    Must admit, Owner lockers are a godsend have been using them for the last couple of years, and do take a load off my luggage allowance.
    A big thumbs up from me.:thumbsup2
     

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