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Do airlines let you carry on a suit bag?

Old 05-02-05, 10:16 AM
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Do airlines let you carry on a suit bag?




I was thinking I might just do carry on for my quick trip to DC. Would this fit their little box when it's folded up?
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Old 05-02-05, 10:22 AM
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I'm sure its fine. Half the population will have them on the plane.
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Old 05-02-05, 12:21 PM
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Should be fine. I waaaaaaay over stuffed mine and was still allowed to carry it on. the way it was shaped, i could easily jam it in the bin, but had to yank and pull and grunt a bit when trying to get it out
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Old 05-02-05, 12:30 PM
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I carried on a suit bag a couple of times. There was a closet in the front of the plane to hang it in.

My seat was towards the back of the plane. It was rather nerve-wracking when everyone else got to get off the plane before me; I kept wondering if my expensive suit still going to be there.
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Old 05-02-05, 12:37 PM
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most count it as a personal item like a laptop bag or purse so you can have it along with a carry on
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Old 05-02-05, 01:03 PM
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it shouldn't be a problem. i've had that carryon pre- and post-911 and it never was an issue...
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Old 05-02-05, 01:47 PM
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It will fit in the overhead, no problem. The problem occurs when you board the plane late and can't find any room to put it because everybody else has their bags up there.
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Old 05-02-05, 02:12 PM
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Just wear your suit...you may get lucky on the plane!

I've had no problem carrying it on....On an international flight where I had to change planes a few times just in the US before I went oversees....I check my hanging bag in so I didn't have to carry it the whole time. They provided me a hanging bag box type deal. It was really nice....I would call ahead and make sure they have those, I wouldn't risk it under the pane on its own protection (soft sides).
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Old 05-02-05, 02:31 PM
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worst case they'll check it during the flight and you'll have to wait an extra few seconds in the bording tunnel thing for a thrower to get it out of the plane
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Old 05-03-05, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by alarican
Just wear your suit...you may get lucky on the plane!


I'll tell Mrs. Pusser you wished me luck.



Actually I never said I was wearing a suit, just using a suit bag.
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Old 05-03-05, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Buford T Pusser
Actually I never said I was wearing a suit, just using a suit bag.
Didn't use mine as a suit bag either. it was bigger than the one i had lying around and was perfect for a 2 week trip.
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Old 05-03-05, 07:23 AM
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It's fine... They count is as a purse unless you already have a purse.

Whenever I traveled abroad I would always come back with too much stuff. I always kept everything in small shoppng bags so it looked like I bought gifts at the airport.

(The-Bus's travel tip #45)
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Old 05-04-05, 10:13 PM
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I needed the suit bag for some 11X14 photos I needed to bring. They had no problem with the suit bag. It was a smaller plane and we only had 8 people on the way and about 40 on the way back.
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Old 05-04-05, 10:32 PM
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Worked for me on many flights.
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