Beware of the very strict baggage weight limit

Review of AirNapoleon about the flight Air Caledonie TY402 between Noumea Magenta and Ile Des Pins on 26/11/2012 in Economy
AirNapoleon TY / TPC GEA / ILP
Note: This review is about an experience that happened more than 3 years ago.

Review of a flight I'd so love to take again...

Destination was the Isle of Pines, off the Nouméa coast. Departed from Magenta Airport with Air Calédonie. Warning: checked-in baggage is strictly limited (12 kg per passenger, a little more if you disembark from an international connecting flight) and there are high charges if you exceed the limit. This is especially true when you're travelling in a group and intending to spend almost two weeks on the island. The airline, however, agreed to calculate the excess weight against the total allowed for the group. But to no avail: the cost of transport for the baggage was higher than for the passengers! Returning, however, it was offered free of charge.

The flight was pleasant, with several musically accompanied announcements and, especially, beautiful scenery. Be prepared for a half-turn at the end of the runway on the Isle of Pines. The provincial airport is actually suitable enough for the other side of the world.

Overall rating
4 / 5
Value (price + quality)
4 / 5
On the ground
Check-in and boarding
2 / 5
Management of luggage
2 / 5
On board
3 / 5
Costumer service
3 / 5
Your opinion of security
3 / 5

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  • Première vue sur l'île des Pins
  • Une des premières apparitions de l'ourson Napoléon
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