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Post all your carry-on questions here * Carry-on wedding dress/luggage

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#51 Corvette79

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    Posted 04 April 2009 - 03:36 AM

    Thanks so much for the heads up, i will do this now!
    Hi girls I was doing some research today and found out something wonderful that I wanted to share with all of you. Not even all of the airline personnel are aware of this. But most airlines have a list of things that are except from regular rules! That means we are allowed to bring a wedding dress on board you flight WITH A CARRY-ON piece of luggage. It does not have to count as your carry on!!!!!! Just make sure you go to the airline website and print off their policy and take it with you when you go to the airport. Make sure to keep it handy because chances are they will argue with you about it but if you have the documentation to prove the policy to them they cannot deny you. But knowing that you do not have to give up that extra piece of luggage gives me some peace of mind.

    #52 itsfinallyhere

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      Posted 04 April 2009 - 09:25 AM

      thanks girls just wanted to give something back, since you have all been so helpful to me. Thanks again if I find out anything else I will be sure to post!

      #53 DGG

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        Posted 04 April 2009 - 01:20 PM

        I was reading on the US Airways website and it says under special items - Wedding Dress - you can carry it on as long as it is within size limits of carryon. Doesn't this mean it counts as your carryon then I hope not but that's what I thought it meant..

        #54 Jamaica0619

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          Posted 04 April 2009 - 01:25 PM

          My understanding...I could be wrong...was that the dress counted as your carry-on, or at least as your personal item
          Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. ~ Albert Camas

          #55 LCBride2007


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            Posted 04 April 2009 - 01:26 PM

            *I moved this to the Travel Forum

            #56 Ginalyn

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              Posted 04 April 2009 - 02:40 PM

              Thanks for the info. Can you post the website where you found this? Different airlines might have different rules.

              #57 Jacilynda

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                Posted 04 April 2009 - 05:07 PM

                Most airlines are not going to tell you no, unless the dress is HUGE and the flight is full. Your dress does need to be in a garment bag be able to fit into the carry-on thingy. I worked for 2 airlines, you don't necessarily need to bring documentation w/ you. Any agent can pull up the policy right at their computer. If they argue ask them to prove it and they will pull it up.

                I would say that 90% of the girls on this forum have taken their dress w/ them on the plane. There are several threads about traveling w/ your dress (always search before starting a new thread, if you find a thread of your subject you can bump it):


                #58 Soon To Be Mrs. Gomez

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                  Posted 04 April 2009 - 05:32 PM

                  Thanks for all the info on this. It's on less stessful thing to worry about.

                  #59 montegobay09

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                    Posted 05 April 2009 - 08:52 PM

                    Here is the policy that I got from our airline

                    CARRY-ON LUGGAGE: CanJet will permit each passenger to carry onboard, (1) standard item of carry-on luggage not exceeding 21 cm x 40 cm x 54 cm (8" x 16" x 21") in size and (1) personal item not exceeding 16 cm x 33 cm x 43 cm (6" x 13" x 17"). Maximum weight for each individual item shall not exceed 10kg (22 pounds).

                    Items to be counted include: Any kind of bag or suitcase, briefcases, laptop computers (bags), diaper bags, camera cases that may contain items such as spare lenses and film in addition to the camera, cartons, boxes and other similar items.
                    Items not to be counted include: Cameras, coats, diplomatic or consular bags, purses 10" x 12" x 8" or less, receptacles containing human remains, strollers, child restraint systems, containers carrying life-sustaining items, live vital organs, crutches, canes, walkers and other similar items.
                    CanJet sizing units, which are 21 cm x 40 cm x 54 cm in dimension, shall be located at check-in counters located at each airport. Any heavy items and duty free bottles shall be placed under the passenger's seat. Front row and bulkhead passenger luggage shall be stowed for take-off, landing, and during turbulence in an overhead compartment. Carry-on luggage, which cannot be stowed in the approved manner, will be removed from the cabin and loaded in the designated cargo hold.

                    #60 Bridget810

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                      Posted 14 April 2009 - 07:44 PM

                      I did a search and couldn't find the answer to my specific question. Delta allows 1 carry-on bag (not exceeding 40 lbs) and a purse. So, does that mean that if I bring my wedding dress with me on the plane, it counts as my carry-on and I cannot bring a small bag with me? Just wondering what other brides have experienced. :)

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