We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Booked at Tau Lodge Help!

1 post
Booked at Tau Lodge Help!

Family of 6 coming from Johannesburg after 5 nights in Cape Town. We will spend 3 night at Tau and 2 nights in Pilanesberg before flying out and stopping in Dubai for 5 nights before going home.

My issue is the Charter flight and restrictions with luggage. I have 4 kids and would find it hard carrying duffels that don’t roll the whole time. How bad is the transfer in car vs plane? What duffel should I get if I go with Fed Air?

Level Contributor
3 918 posts
1 review
1. Re: Booked at Tau Lodge Help!

Everything You Need to Know About Federal Air Baggage Restrictions

Everything you need to know about Federal Air South Africa luggage and packing for your trip with us in our aircraft.


Federal Air South Africa Luggage Check-In Counter

Our facilities include a swift baggage check-in counter. We kindly request that our guests adhere to our rules and regulations regarding baggage limitations. Due to the nature of charter and shuttle flight services‚ our aircraft are smaller than typical airliners and therefore have much smaller luggage capacity. All passengers travelling on our Federal Airlines shuttle flights are entitled to one free piece of checked luggage and one small carry on item. Please see below details for checked-in bags.

Type of Bags

Due to the nature of the environment in which we operate‚ our aircraft are generally smaller than a typical airliner. As a result‚ we have a much smaller luggage holding capacity‚ resulting in weight and size limitations.

Our Federal Air South Africa Luggage Restrictions

SOFT (all-sides) luggage/duffel bags with ONE flat side will be allowed;

Maximum luggage weight is 20kg/44lbs (in the hold); luggage size is 40cm (16 inches) wide x 30cm (12 inches) high x 60cm (24 inches) long;

Maximum hand luggage is 5kg/11lbs (1 soft piece allowed with ONE flat side only);

We offer soft-sided bags which can be purchased at our lounge at an additional cost.

Should your luggage exceed the above limitations‚ we will NOT BE ABLE to load it. We do provide a COMPLIMENTARY LUGGAGE STORING FACILITY (provided you have booked on a return basis). Excess luggage remains the responsibility of the affected passenger at all times.

You cannot carry oversized luggage CANNOT on your lap. Your safety is our priority‚ and unsecured objects inside the cabin are hazardous.

EXCESS/ADDITIONAL LUGGAGE: At times‚ due to an aircraft's constraints‚ excess luggage and overweight luggage is problematic. Therefore any excess luggage over 20kgs needs to be pre-booked and pre-advised. We might not always be able to assist should excess luggage not have been pre-booked.

For less than 10kg extra luggage‚ there will be an R800 surcharge‚ and this is subject to aircraft operational payload availability.

Should any passenger require more than 10kg extra luggage‚ we would allocate a "freight seat" for R2‚000. This will allow for an additional 40kg luggage capacity.

For flight safety and operational reasons‚ all additional freight allowances always remain subject to availability.

It remains the responsibility of the booking agent to inform their client of Federal Airlines' baggage policy.

Edited: 2 years ago
New York City, New...
Level Contributor
1 940 posts
210 reviews
109 helpful votes
2. Re: Booked at Tau Lodge Help!

Consider buying some cheap thin duffels (even sturdy zippered shopping totes will work) to carry only what you need to that lodge - and leave your regular rolling bags with the carrier. Those air taxi companies are all familiar with this - their personnel will help you if the kids find it a struggle.

3. Re: Booked at Tau Lodge Help!

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity.

What are forum guidelines?
Get answers to your questions about Madikwe Game Reserve
© 2024 Tripadvisor LLC All rights reserved.

This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in South Africa. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu.