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#31 ehpage

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    Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:48 AM

    Just got back from Jamaica and I laid my flat (along with 3 other brides) in one of the overhead bins.. No one else was allowed to put their stuff in the bin where our dresses and the mens suits were laying. This was a Transat flight from Halifax - Jamaica and it was awesome! Great service!!



    #32 deannamarie85

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      Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:15 AM



      Originally Posted by ehpage 

      Just got back from Jamaica and I laid my flat (along with 3 other brides) in one of the overhead bins.. No one else was allowed to put their stuff in the bin where our dresses and the mens suits were laying. This was a Transat flight from Halifax - Jamaica and it was awesome! Great service!!



      thank you for your answer! My flight is tomorrow and I am still nervous about the dress!



      #33 Jamaican_Smile

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        Posted 03 May 2011 - 05:48 PM

        This was something that I stressed about too before flying and I didn't have to at all! I flew American Airlines with my bright pink wedding dress bag and everyone was more than helpful to accomodate the garment bag. I had 4 flights (total round trip) and each time the flight attendant checking tickets noticed the dress and pointed me to the closet right when you get on the plane. 

         

        Also for those ladies looking for a garment bag for wedding dresses, I got mine on Amazon. They have a number of different colors!



        #34 JayKay

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        Posted 05 May 2011 - 05:45 AM


        We are also flying Transat so this is good to know!
         

        Originally Posted by ehpage 

        Just got back from Jamaica and I laid my flat (along with 3 other brides) in one of the overhead bins.. No one else was allowed to put their stuff in the bin where our dresses and the mens suits were laying. This was a Transat flight from Halifax - Jamaica and it was awesome! Great service!!



         



        #35 BusyBee123

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          Posted 06 May 2011 - 05:33 PM

          Is anyone familiar with the dress policy with Air Canada Jazz? 



          #36 sunstarsmoon

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            Posted 09 May 2011 - 04:24 AM



            Originally Posted by BusyBee123 

            Is anyone familiar with the dress policy with Air Canada Jazz? 



            taken from Air Canada website

             

            Wedding dresses
            You can store your wedding dress in the overhead bin provided it is within our carry-on baggage size restrictions (23 cm x 40 cm x 55 cm – 9 in x 15.5 in x 21.5 in). The dress should be stored in a garment bag and should be folded in half to reduce wrinkling. Please note that carry-on items can shift during the flight, possibly causing delicate items to be wrinkled, crushed or torn, and that items placed in overhead bins may have other items placed on top of them by other passengers.

             
            You could always phone them just to double check.
             
            I am also flying Air Canada and like the idea that you can have 1 carry on bag and 1 personal item to carry on. I plan on my wedding dress being the personal item, but I am also going to phone just to clarify.

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            #37 BusyBee123

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              Posted 09 May 2011 - 08:30 AM

              Thanks Sunstarsmoon!  I appreciate it!  I wasn't sure if the same applied to us as its a Jazz flight and is a charter!  I contacted my TA just to make sure this is correct, and will keep you posted as well! :)
               

              Originally Posted by sunstarsmoon 

              taken from Air Canada website

               

              Wedding dresses
              You can store your wedding dress in the overhead bin provided it is within our carry-on baggage size restrictions (23 cm x 40 cm x 55 cm – 9 in x 15.5 in x 21.5 in). The dress should be stored in a garment bag and should be folded in half to reduce wrinkling. Please note that carry-on items can shift during the flight, possibly causing delicate items to be wrinkled, crushed or torn, and that items placed in overhead bins may have other items placed on top of them by other passengers.

               
              You could always phone them just to double check.
               
              I am also flying Air Canada and like the idea that you can have 1 carry on bag and 1 personal item to carry on. I plan on my wedding dress being the personal item, but I am also going to phone just to clarify.


               



              #38 deannamarie85

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                Posted 21 May 2011 - 03:37 PM

                I also just returned from my flights on Contenental and ha no problems at all. On each of my four flights they hung my dress for me in the closet. It did get quite wrinkled, but looked perfect on the big day after the hotel steamed it for me!



                #39 Stacey00

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                  Posted 22 May 2011 - 08:13 PM

                  I'd love to hear what Air Canada says as I'm flying with them as well for my DW next year



                  #40 welljen

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                    Posted 22 May 2011 - 08:22 PM

                    Hi ladies,

                    I flew with Air Canada earlier this month and they were very accommodating with my wedding dress. I had my purse and my wedding dress was my other personal item.

                    They let me lay it flat in one of the overhead compartments in first class, even though we were stuck in 'steerage' :) - my mom had been upgraded to first class, so as a worst case scenario we had already decided that we would have had her take it on as her carry-on item.

                     

                    There were 2 other brides on the flight and I shared the compartment with one of them, while the other bride hung her dress upright in the closet.

                    Hope this helps!
                    J






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