Travelling with a wedding dress - UK BRIDES
Posted 19 March 2010 - 05:54 AM
I know there's a similar thread already, but I wanted to get advice specifically from UK brides in case it's any different!
I am flying with Thomson and have been told I can take my dress on as hand luggage...so far so good....then at a later date I got told yes as hand luggage, but that it needs to comply with their luggage dimensions - 50 x 40 x 20. I just can't see my dress fitting in something so small.
I wanted to carry it on and hang it up.
Has anyone else had an experience with this? I really don't want to have to put it in a suitcase and put it into the hold
Posted 19 March 2010 - 08:16 AM
My dress isnt v bulky though it a grecian style so it is quite lightweight - i think it would be more difficult if you have a full wedding dress though.
Posted 19 March 2010 - 04:31 PM
That was as of the last time I travelled last October. From what I understand Heathrow is a little bit more relaxed about that kind of thing. For instance my parents had to check their hand luggage when they were at gatwick but did not when they flew from heathrow. *Shrugs* It might also come down to how nice the check in agent is as well.
I would check with the airport itself and thomson. I've always had trouble getting clear answers from either though and have just kinda had to tough it out on the day of travel.
I've been moving between north america and the UK a few times over the last year due to work and family obligations so I've had to look into these things a few times unfortunately.
Posted 19 March 2010 - 05:38 PM
Posted 20 March 2010 - 12:37 PM
Im flying with Thomsons too, and im going to take mine as hand luggage, there is no way im putting it in the hold, might never see it again.
Katie - i dont think mine will fit in a bag/case so small either, but im gonna have a good try nearer the time.
Posted 21 March 2010 - 02:17 PM
Posted 22 March 2010 - 03:50 PM
I think i will go with this option i remember last year at Gatwick the poor girl seemed to be fighting with her dress bag re positioning it over her arm etc.
The box looks pretty and im sure the bridal shop know just how to pack.
Posted 22 March 2010 - 03:59 PM
Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:30 PM
I have decided that there's no way in hell it's going in the hold, so somehow I have to get it on as hand luggage, and have someone else take all my stuff that I actually want for hand luggage!!
going to make a few phone calls tomorrow but I'll let you all know how I get on...I don't think my dress will fit in a box! (has to be 55 x 40 x 20cms)
thanks again girls
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