The checked bag is at 38 pounds. That's without toiletries, one pair of shoes that I have to take, hair curlers and most kitchen items. The carry on is crammed with printouts, a tiki and swizzle sticks. More printouts are yet to come. Paper weighs a ton, particularly when you have 250 copies of everything. Still hoping NOT to have to ship anything, but when Paul wants to take a 35 pound sound system (the things we do for showbiz), I get skeptical.