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#1 PDCwedding

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    Posted 26 June 2007 - 11:21 PM


    Hello everyone, I am highjacking this original posting to explain that I merged all the threads that I could find related to this topic. Please keep all your questions/concerns in THIS thread and DO NOT start a new one. This will make it easier for future brides to find all the information that they need in one particular thread.

    Thanks!
    Carly
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    You think I can swing it?

    What did you carry on?

    I'm flying American Airlines...do you think that's too much? What would they do??

    Thank you!!!

    #2 Martha

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      Posted 26 June 2007 - 11:26 PM

      A purse doesnt count.

      Give your fiancee one of the things to carry on.

      #3 Janet

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        Posted 26 June 2007 - 11:26 PM

        I would vote that the purse "doesn't count" - I'm pretty sure I carried all that on. Plus, when you are the bride, 99% of people treat you better.

        #4 starchild

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          Posted 26 June 2007 - 11:36 PM

          No problem. I carried a really large purse and my wedding dress, hubby carried 2 carry on bags. Alaska Air says purses don't count either, they are considered "personal items" that don't factor in the carry on allowance. You do get a lot of attention with that dress bag at airports, it's cool.

          They let me hang my dress in the first class closet, made an announcement to the whole plane, and gave us champagne - woohoo! One flight attendant told us twice he's seen brides get off and actually forget the dress. Can you imagine??

          #5 CourtneyV

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            Posted 26 June 2007 - 11:40 PM

            If not, throw your purse into your dress garment bag and utilize the space! :)
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            #6 A10CalGal

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              Posted 26 June 2007 - 11:53 PM

              Yep, you'll be totally fine. I carried my gigantic dress, a HUGE purse & a carry on size rolly bag. Purse doesn't count. :)

              #7 starchild

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                Posted 26 June 2007 - 11:57 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Nini_Bride
                If not, throw your purse into your dress garment bag and utilize the space! :)
                That's too funny because there sure is extra space in that bag!

                #8 LCBride2007

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                  Posted 27 June 2007 - 08:32 AM

                  technically it's one carry on item, plus a personal item. but really, it all depends on your gate agent and flight attendant! but like others have suggested, just throw it in your garment bag while you walk past the person. there's a 99.9% chance you'll be just fine!

                  #9 brecluse

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                    Posted 27 June 2007 - 09:18 AM

                    Did you guys have to notify the airline before somehow about the dress? Did any of you have another person, like say your mom, bring the dress, and if so how did that work?

                    Thanks!
                    TTD :: Tortola, BVI

                    #10 JulieG

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                      Posted 27 June 2007 - 09:41 AM

                      I have always been told that purses do not count. When I was a BM last year at a wedding in the DR, I carried on my purse, BM dress in a garmet bag and a whellie carry on case. No one even looked at me strange, so I do not think its a problem at all. Your Travel Agent should be able to tell you though, or call the airline, they will tell you. Most actually have luggage allowances on their website.




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