A split Return

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  1. Mom8

    Mom8 Member

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    My son will be going out to sea on Tuesday. He is scheduled to return on March 16. This is 1 day after the 3 trimester starts. Does anyone know what happens for students that return after the trimester starts. Looking at the regimental calendar it states March 14 is when they register for class but my son will still be out to sea. How do they register?

    My next question is about what they can take on the ship. Is there a limit on the number of bags or weight on the bags? He will not be flying to his port, we will be taking him there.
     
  2. jasperdog

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    While there is no weight limit, most mids prefer to keep things "light enough" to fit in one sea bag. They all got a list of what they should bring, etc. along with the do's and don'ts when it comes to what to bring and do and not do at their sea year lectures.

    As far as returining late, this happens with many midshipmen, especially lately As far as classes for the third trimester and registration, he'll see all that on-line if he has email access, etc. on his ship, el;se he'll get it when he returns. His sea project submission requirements, etc. will be adjusted dependant as to when he actually gets back to the USMMA.
     
  3. KPMarineopsdad

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    While there may be no weight limit to what ships allow, the airlines are not nearly as flexible. Make every effort to keep each bag under 50 lbs. or it could get very expensive.
     
  4. Sea Faring Moose Mom

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    Take along ORDERS

    As long as your Midshipman have their ORDERS with them also, the airlines 'usually' will not charge extra or at all for the checked baggage even with them being over 50 lbs.

    This has been my DD's experience both sea years. As we are finding out....airlines are doing what they want now a days. :wink:
     
  5. KPMarineopsdad

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    This is true in most cases but policies vary from airline to airline and even within an airline as many employees are not aware of the rules. Also, my d/s first sea partner showed up with a bag so heavy the airline would not accept at at any price.
     
  6. zonker

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    KPMOD: Ya never know when the extra kitchen sink will come in handy :)
    For 2nd sea term, our DS packed about 2/3 of a sea bag, and looked around TRYING to find something else to include.
     

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