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#81 blushingbride

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    Posted 18 May 2009 - 12:22 PM

    To the ladies who carried their dress on board, where did you store it? That's a big concern of mine.

    #82 drbrainfreeze

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      Posted 18 May 2009 - 12:26 PM

      We stored my dress and his suit in the 1st class closet. We did not even ask, we were going to put them in the overhead. But the flight attendant took both from us and put them in there! This was on US Air direct from Charlotte to MoBay

      #83 KarenM

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        Posted 16 June 2009 - 06:40 PM

        Thanks, everyone, for posting your experiences w/ the airlines. Good to know we can bring our dresses + purse + carry-on on board!

        #84 jennie

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          Posted 17 June 2009 - 11:06 AM

          What have ypu past brides done about carrying his outfit onto the flight? I was wondering if I would have to hang his inside of my garment bag, or can he also have a garment bag as a carry on?

          #85 BillysBride

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            Posted 17 June 2009 - 11:25 AM

            Originally Posted by jennie
            What have ypu past brides done about carrying his outfit onto the flight? I was wondering if I would have to hang his inside of my garment bag, or can he also have a garment bag as a carry on?
            EXCELLENT question!

            I'll have two dresses, his outfit and the broom for our jump which is like 10lbs. I'm gonna just try to put that in with one of my dresses standing up. But I'm wondering the same thing about his wedding attire; does he get to bring a garment bag as well?

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            #86 Bridget810

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              Posted 17 June 2009 - 11:31 AM

              I just wanted to share my experience--I flew Delta, and was told that if I brought my dress, it would count as my carry-on, so I couldn't bring another carry-on (other than a purse). I would definitely check with your carrier first, as you don't want to risk having to check something important! As for his suit, we put his in a checked suitcase, and bought a portable steamer for $30 from Bed, Bath, and Beyond--which worked wonderfully on my dress as well. My dress was hanged in the first class closet with no problem.

              #87 hanna

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                Posted 17 June 2009 - 12:04 PM

                Carried on my dress, a small Vera Bradley backpack and a larger backpack. FI carried on a larger carry on duffel and a small backpack.. no problems. We flew Airtran.. which is a cheapie airline (booked on United.. but cancelled as they added a layover) and Airtran isn't the nicest as they are more of a budget brand. But - I just layed my dress flat in an overhead as the flight was only 50% full.. no problems. They said there wasn't room in the closet (ya right) ... but worked out fine since the resort steamed my dress before the ceremony anyway

                #88 nibsmom

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                  Posted 27 June 2009 - 12:56 PM

                  I was planning on just putting my two dresses and FI's garments in one garment bag. I THINK it will all fit. LOL.

                  I was told by Mexicana that I could carry on my wedding dress as long as it weighed less than 22 pounds (but I doubt they will weigh it), and it is on a wooden hanger.

                  I thought I read somewhere that they have no closets on their planes, but when I chatted with an agent today, she told me that they did. I'm prepared to put it in the overhead too anyways, just in case!

                  I'll also be able to bring a personal item (which will be a LARGE purse...LOL) and FI will have a rolling back and a backpack!

                  I hope we get everything to fit!!

                  #89 honey740

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                    Posted 12 July 2009 - 03:25 PM

                    Anyone have any experience with United airlines going to Mexico and taking your dress on board for them to put in the closet? I called and they said it shouldn't be a problem but one woman said it depends on how full the closet is. Have you ever heard of someone being denied? I can't check the dress as is if there is no room, the bag is not designed to fly.

                    #90 Ginalyn

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                      Posted 12 July 2009 - 04:24 PM

                      There are already so many threads on this topic...check out this thread (post #58 has links to even more threads on the topic).


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