Luggage! Baggage allowance 

What they didn’t tell you about this whole let’s move across the globe and teach internationally…….you will measure and weigh luggage to make sure it’s within the correct baggage allowance that is free.

I thought this would be the simple part of moving…..WRONG! 

See if you’ve flown domestically pretty much the standard rule applies. 

You go internationally and welll you gonna have different allowances and dimensions for each airline. Let me give an example

Airline one: 2 bags each plus one carryon cannot weigh more than 15lbs plus a purse 

Airline two: 66lbs total weight for checked bags 38×30×18 cabin/hand bag 1 no more than 13lbs. Your purse cannot be used as baggage. 

So let’s talk about airline two because that is my final flight into Kuwait from Qatar. I have gotten luggage based on the information from airline one. So I’m bugging like wait will I have to pay extra fees? What’s gonna happen here?

See I fly into Qatar and spend an entire day and a half there. So the plan is had in my mind was this: two large suitcases 1 for clothes 1 for personal items. One checked bag for clothes just in case my luggage is lost or late arriving. One carryon each plus my purse that will double as the electronic bag. Sounded great and amazing. I had a plan. I was comfortable. I was ready to pack. Now I’m second guessing the whole process. I’m still ready to say forget it and go with my original plan. I’m trying to pack two people and limited the number of suitcases. My 7 year old is going to be limited on how well and effective she can help. I am ready for to be in Kuwait. I hate packing. Then I gotta unpack. UGH. 

So I have a few memes that spoke to me and I’m sure you can relate to. 

I’m feeling all the feels about packing. It will get done. I’ve got 3 and a half weeks left so I gotta get on it. 

I bought luggage 

I have looked and priced luggage for about 2 months now. 

I have been on both airlines to check my baggage allowance. 

I have signed up for various airline frequent flyer miles.

I have signed up for various hotel rewards programs.

I have paced myself and tried to remain calm but something in me just wasn’t ready to swipe my card to purchase my luggage. 

They are now sitting in the room I NEVER go in. 

I was not prepared for the range of emotions I’m going through right now. I really want to scream. Not in a bad way it’s more like okay let’s get this show on the road. I swear my daughter would pack EVERYTHING right now of I told her to. 

I’m happy she’s excited but there are moments I just want to curl up in a ball and just twinkle my nose and magically appear in Kuwait or at least magically pack these bags. 

I try and stay busy but it’s kinda hard when I’m not working and it’s WAY too hot to be outside. 

Until next time………

Tick Tock 


So apparently this is really happening in my life. I am really going to moving to Kuwait for at least two years. 

I made a generic bucket lists if countries I want to visit and continents I want to visit. 

I have signed up various frequent flyer miles.

All the important people know I am leaving. 

I am spending time with family and friends.

I have purges out my mama’s house.

I still need to buy some luggage and some airplane survival things. 

My daughter’s documents are being processed. I have all her information to register her for school.

I have sent my documents to Kuwait. 

Slowly but surely things are falling into place. 

I’m still nervous but that’s to be expected. I’m leaving the country. I’m basically starting a new life. Which also makes me excited and happy.