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How to take my wedding dress on the airplane

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#31 crspoon10

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 01:17 PM

Thanks for all of the advice! :)

#32 acw271011

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 02:20 PM

I have to be honest. In all the times I've flown south, and seen brides on flights and been one.... I've never seen anyone "stuff" their dress into an overhead bin!


Relax ladies!! lol There's one of 2 ways of doing it. Either be a bridezilla and completely take over one bin and stand by it and don't let anyone else put anything in it, or wait until other people have luggage in one and fold your dress just once in half and lay it on top. I swear - it works!! And people get giddy over wedding stuff, so as soon as they see you carrying a wedding dress.... they'll get all mushy and do whatever they can to help you out!


And if you REALLY want a fuss... lol take a piece of masking tape and write "WEDDING DRESS" in big letters on it, and stick it on the outside of whatever you're dress is in. Guaranteed to make people help you out! Just watch you don't get half a dozen people asking you to open up your dress bag so they can see it!!!


Happy planning!!

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#33 GingerJ228

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:38 PM

Tell the agents when you arrive at your gate that you have a  wedding dress and tell the Flight attendents and ask them if they can put it in the first class closets or in the overhead for first class (there is usually a lot more room).  People love weddings and brides.... if you ask they will more than likely be happy to help you out.  I just calledUnited and asked them about this, they said even through I am flying first class the closet hold wheelcharis so if there is a wheelchar that needs to go in the closet I will have to put my gown in the 1st class overhead bin so make sure its in a sturdy garment bag,

#34 iberostarbride

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    Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:29 PM

    Thanks for all the advice I hope I don't have a prob that's the only thing im worried about

    #35 jackielemman

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    Posted 25 March 2014 - 05:06 PM

    Thanks for all the tips! I will be carrying on my dress and know what I need to do now!

    #36 kcole123

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    Posted 27 March 2014 - 08:45 AM

    very informative.

    Kristy and Nathan

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    #37 Kyliewylie

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    Posted 01 April 2014 - 06:01 PM

    Does anyone know if Transat has accommodations for wedding dresses on the plane?

    #38 futuremrsh14

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      Posted 20 April 2014 - 05:33 AM

      Are there any issues getting through security the wedding dress?  Does it still go through the scanners?  I'm very nervous about this process more so than maybe storing it on the plane.  I'm assuming this counts as the carry on as well..?  Thanks

      #39 pddcmc

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      Posted 20 April 2014 - 10:52 AM

      great posts!

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      #40 LissaSou

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      Posted 22 April 2014 - 10:19 AM

      @futuremrsh14 - I was wondering the same thing. I hope it doesn't count as a carry-on...

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