So it's a good thing I'm a bit neurotic. I called United a week ago to check into cost for excess baggage (the university is providing me a shipping allowance to bring personal items). They told me it was $155/suitcase, up to 8 additional suitcases. Well, something was just bothering me (call it my OCD), so I decided to call back today with the EXACT same question. Low and behold, the price is now $250/suitcase!!!! That information, combined with the fact that the exchange rate for Kuwaiti dinar has been fluctuating- I think the dramatic decrease in oil prices affects their economy- means that I now have less shipping money and that every suitcase is costing $95 more! Unfortunately, I did most of my packing this weekend and now need to figure out how to decrease my total by at least one full suitcase.
So, here's your chance to vote...what should I leave behind? Options are as follows:
2. Clothing (winter or summer clothes...it gets up to 130 degrees, but also as low as the 40s during winter?!)
3. Fun international items like wood carvings from Africa that I'm taking to decorate my place
5. Nothing...just make my carry-on weigh 100 pounds since there's no weight limit!
Feel free to weigh in via the comment section of this posting :-)