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#11 LandG

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    Posted 24 June 2011 - 09:17 AM

    I love mine so much I might just hold it the whole time!



    #12 ninomeya

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      Posted 22 July 2011 - 03:52 AM

      You can use both the express delivery way or just using UPS.

      I have used, quite good.



      #13 cdc150

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        Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:25 AM

        I"m taking US AIR as well, any tips?



        #14 AfricanVenus

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          Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:38 AM

          @cdc150: I took US Air and they were pretty non-helpful and downright rude! For the first leg of my trip, we rode first class, so they managed to place my dress on a post in the first class section. It had to be sqooshed a bit, but my dress is part tulle so it could take it.

           

          On the second leg of my trip, we were in coach and they acted really terribly. I let them know from ahead of time that I had my dress. They suggested I put it on top of others' carry-ons in the overhead bin. I told them that it wouldn't fit that way because most people's carry-ons are designed to fit the minimum space available. Plus, it was a pretty full flight, so there was no room for my dress and they wouldn't let me hold it or put it between my legs (all options I offered since they were of no help).

           

          The stewardess actually had the audacity to tell me I was holding up the plane! Don't you know, she took my dress away to find somewhere for it: the stewardess closet! It was available the whole time. Her response to my husband was that she didn't want other people to get upset at my "special treatment" and they weren't permitted to offer it. That was all good and well, but she could have handled it waaaaaay better than that! I was so embarassed and there really was no need to be. She should've just taken the dress quietly and said it was somewhere safe. For all my return flights, they pretty much just stuffed my dress into the overhead bin. I'm fairly easygoing, and my dress could take the abuse, so I didn't mind. It was that one episode that really ticked me off b/c it was so downright unprofessional.

           

          So if I were you, I'd try to find a different airline or be ok w/ your dress being shoved into small places. They aren't going to treat you special b/c of the dress, trust me, lol.


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          #15 cdc150

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            Posted 25 July 2011 - 11:34 AM

            Ugh... thanks for the info!  Unfortunately, US AIR has a hub here in Philly and its extremely hard to avoid them.  One of my friends suggested calling the airline beforehand, but I'm not sure that will help.  I'm a little scared, we have a direct flight so hopefully I can handle it in the terminal.  After the wedding, I don't care where it goes. 
             

            Originally Posted by AfricanVenus 

            @cdc150: I took US Air and they were pretty non-helpful and downright rude! For the first leg of my trip, we rode first class, so they managed to place my dress on a post in the first class section. It had to be sqooshed a bit, but my dress is part tulle so it could take it.

             

            On the second leg of my trip, we were in coach and they acted really terribly. I let them know from ahead of time that I had my dress. They suggested I put it on top of others' carry-ons in the overhead bin. I told them that it wouldn't fit that way because most people's carry-ons are designed to fit the minimum space available. Plus, it was a pretty full flight, so there was no room for my dress and they wouldn't let me hold it or put it between my legs (all options I offered since they were of no help).

             

            The stewardess actually had the audacity to tell me I was holding up the plane! Don't you know, she took my dress away to find somewhere for it: the stewardess closet! It was available the whole time. Her response to my husband was that she didn't want other people to get upset at my "special treatment" and they weren't permitted to offer it. That was all good and well, but she could have handled it waaaaaay better than that! I was so embarassed and there really was no need to be. She should've just taken the dress quietly and said it was somewhere safe. For all my return flights, they pretty much just stuffed my dress into the overhead bin. I'm fairly easygoing, and my dress could take the abuse, so I didn't mind. It was that one episode that really ticked me off b/c it was so downright unprofessional.

             

            So if I were you, I'd try to find a different airline or be ok w/ your dress being shoved into small places. They aren't going to treat you special b/c of the dress, trust me, lol.



             



            #16 beachbum21

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              Posted 31 July 2011 - 05:35 AM

              With ACV the bride and groom actually do get special treatment, we are upgraded to first class and my dress will be hung up in a proper closet, which is fantastic since it's all raw silk and will wrinkle! Sorry to hear about your experience, US Air sounds awful!!

              #17 cbandemer

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                Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:48 AM

                I'm hoping I dont have any problems with getting my dress there. I should probably check with my travel agent to see what she suggests



                #18 JayKay

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                Posted 31 August 2011 - 08:10 PM

                We are flying with Transat Air and our travel agent confirmed with them that they may be able to hang it in a closet depending how many brides are on the same flight. If not it will have to go in the overhead bins, which I am okay with in a way cause I can keep better tabs on it.  Plus, my dress is taffeta so even if it does go in the overhead bins it wont wrinkle to badly.



                #19 RobbyC

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                  Posted 02 September 2011 - 03:25 PM

                  Anyone us Delta?  How were they about dress storage?



                  #20 traceysteve

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                    Posted 05 September 2011 - 03:45 PM

                    I flew with WestJet, and going, they didn't care, were not helpful...all I kept thinking was that I'll have to steam it the day of anyways. I was getting frustrated because it kept falling off of the hanger, coming home, I taped the ribbon hanging thingys to the hanger, and that was much better, and they offered to store my dress for me. Just be prepared for nobody caring that you're getting married, I was kinda surprised. 






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