✅ Trip Verified
| Moscow to Antalya. I would say I liked flying with Pobeda Airlines. The problem is about baggage allowance. I have spent 5 months in Russia as an exchange student; hence, I needed to take a lot stuff with me. I have flown to Russia with Pegasus Airlines, I had 30kgs of checked baggage and 8kgs of cabin baggage allowance, it was perfectly enough. I experienced no problems. When I was searching for tickets come back to Turkey, I was looking for the most reasonably priced option and came across Pobeda Airlines. It was cheap, baggage allowance was 20kgs, but it was no problem. I have purchased 20kgs more for ~1250 RUB, so was feeling relaxed. A couple of days before the flight, thankfully, one of my friends warned me that in Pobeda flights extra baggage is not added to your standard baggage allowance. These two were separate; hence, you could take one single bag which can be 20kgs at max, and one more bag as the same. I thought it was quite stupid; hence, did not really think it was real. Still, I tried to pack my stuff accordingly. When I reached the airport and checked-in, I realized that was real. I had 4 bags (large travel luggage, small sports bag, one backpack and one laptop case for cabin), and they have told me they could accept only two of these as checked baggage. One bag was around 28kgs and other was 5-6kgs; hence, the total was around 33-34 kgs. However, I had to re-arrange them so these could be at most 20.9 kgs. I have spent 20 mintutes at the desk struggling with my luggage, thrown some cheap clothes and etc. As a result, my large bag was ~20.8 and small bag was 7-8 kgs. Since they couldn't accept any other bag because of the fact I had 2x20kgs (which exactly means 2 BAGS maximum 20kg), I had to fill my backpack with clothes and electronics for cabin, hold my laptop in my arms and throw my laptop case/bag since it was larger than the allowed sizes. I had some problems with my laptop case which is additional to my overall baggage allowance problem. My laptop is a 15.6" regular sized one. The case of it was also not oversized. It had reinforced walls and corners to protect my laptop so it didn't bend. It refused to bend to the stupid rules of Pobeda, so I had to throw it at the airport due to 2-3 centimeters extra. To sum up, do not prefer Pobeda if you're not using exactly same travel luggage bags weighing up top 20kgs.