Airlines and Luggage
Can you book my international flights?
Yes. We have a full-service, in-house Air Department. Our volume
rates are passed on to you.
Can I request special flight times or air routing?
Yes. We can nearly always accommodate even the most
When will I receive my air information?
Once we have planned your itinerary we will be able to
confirm any flights booked through Asia Transpacific
Journeys and include all of your flight information in your
confirmed itinerary. If booked through Asia Transpacific
Journeys, you will receive airline tickets approximately 10
days prior to your departure from the country along with any other
final travel documents.
If I go on a group trip, can I depart or return from my trip on
other than the scheduled dates?
Yes. Any pre- or post-trip extensions to a Small Group Trip can
easily be arranged on a custom basis.
How many pieces of luggage can I bring? Are there any baggage
Baggage restrictions vary by airline. Many carriers to the
Asia/Pacific region allow 2 checked bags per person, and each bag
is allowed to weigh 50 lbs. for a total of 100lbs. However, many
European-based carriers allow only one 50-lb bag per passenger.
Furthermore, changes in each carrier's policies are not unusual.
Therefore restrictions cannot be easily summed up. Please visit the
web site of your airline to find specific details on what is
allowed and what will incur extra fees. If you book your
international flights with us we will advise you of any baggage
restrictions. Please also note that, if you purchase your domestic
flights separately from your international ticket, your domestic
carrier will have its own policies regarding how many bags you may
bring and how heavy they can be, and the domestic carrier could
potentially charge you for ALL bags. Therefore, please check with
each individual carrier.
Most flights within Asia that are NOT legs of an international
ticket allow only one piece of luggage weighing 44 lbs. Some
internal Asia flights and certain destinations such as Papua New
Guinea and Bhutan have very severe weight restrictions. If your
destination(s) fall under this case, your Travel Specialist will
advise you on exact restrictions.
Will there be laundry service?
Laundry service is available in nearly every locale throughout
our region. Exceptions include trekking routes, some jungle and
monastery stays, and only limited service in remote regions such as
Mongolia. Specifics will be included in your customized Travel
Guide that you will receive upon making your initial trip
What type of clothing should I pack?
The answer varies per destination and also may depend on the
particular time of year you are traveling. Upon signup you will
receive a customized Travel Guide that includes a detailed packing
list for your destination(s).