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Jaymeany
02-10-2008, 21:25
OK little delema here. The group I am going to Aruba with are not divers. They don't want to check luggage. I am fine with gate checking but not the regular check luggage at the desk fiasco. Will this bag get flagged or can I get to the door of the plane with no problems.
Tusa Rolling Backpack BP-2 Bag, Dive Bags, Tusa, Tusa Rolling Backpack BP-2 Bag (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=TusaBP2)

P.S. the bag is pretty lightly packed so it can compress some. its not anywhere close to busting at the seems. thanks a ton.

johnyringo
02-10-2008, 22:00
OK little delema here. The group I am going to Aruba with are not divers. They don't want to check luggage. I am fine with gate checking but not the regular check luggage at the desk fiasco. Will this bag get flagged or can I get to the door of the plane with no problems.
Tusa Rolling Backpack BP-2 Bag, Dive Bags, Tusa, Tusa Rolling Backpack BP-2 Bag (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=TusaBP2)

P.S. the bag is pretty lightly packed so it can compress some. its not anywhere close to busting at the seems. thanks a ton.

All I can tell you is that my carry on back pack is similar in dimension to this bag, though mine is 23" long compared to your 26". The fin compartment looks detachable so you could always carry that separate as your "personal" carry-on piece and the larger bag as carry-on. Nice looking bag!
Hope this is helpful.

navyhmc
02-11-2008, 03:41
Well, Joe and Larry say: "This bag meets all the new airline sizing requirements! "

So I will say yes, it will work.

FYI:


Domestic Airline/Flight Policies - Carry On Luggage



Airline
Allowance
Max wt per piece
Max size per piece

AirTran (http://www.airtran.com/info/faq/index.jsp#baggage)
1 plus 1 personal item
55"

Alaska (http://www.alaskaair.com/www2/help/faqs/CarryOnBaggage.asp) and also Horizon
1 plus 1 personal item
10"H x 17"W x 24"L

Aloha (http://www.alohaairlines.com/fly/aa-faq.htm#baggage)
1 plus 1 personal item

(sometimes on interisland flights - none!)

20lbs 44" = 8" x 14" x 22"


America West (http://www.americawest.com/services/travelpolicies/sv_baggage.htm)
1 plus 1 personal item
45"

American (http://www.aa.com/content/travelInformation/baggage/carryOnAllowance.jhtml)
1 plus 1 personal item
40lbs 45"

ATA (http://www.ata.com/flifo/beforeyoufly.html#baggage)
1 plus 1 personal item

9" x 15" x 25"
but on L1011 is only 9" x 13.5" x 19"



Continental (http://www.continental.com/travel/policies/baggage/check.asp?SID=AA3688C936AF4AC9901224648D6BA0C2)

1 plus 1 personal item
40lbs 51"

Delta (http://www.delta.com/traveling_checkin/baggage/baggage_allowance/index.jsp)
1 plus 1 personal item
40lbs All items must each fit in a 'Size wise' template, approx 22" x 14" x 9"

Frontier (http://www.frontierairlines.com/faq/index.asp#CN)
1 plus 1 personal item
35lbs 49"



Hawaiian (http://hawaiianair.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/hawaiianair.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_sid=mTC8hyeh&p_lva=&p_faqid=80&p_created=964837829&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MTUwJ nBfcGFnZT0x&p_li=)

1 plus 1 personal item

25lbs 45" or 22" x 14" x 9"



JetBlue (http://www.jetblue.com/travelinfo/howToDetail.asp?topicId=4)

1 plus 1 personal item


Northwest (http://www.nwa.com/travel/tips/baggage.html)


1 plus 1 personal item

40lbs
22" x 14" x 9"

Southwest (http://www.southwest.com/travel_center/baggage.html)
1 plus 1 personal item


24" x 16" x 10"



Spirit (http://www.spiritair.com/welcome.aspx?pg=general#EXCESSBAGGAGE)

1 piece, no personal items
40lbs 22" x 13" x 10"

United (http://www.united.com/page/article/0,6722,1032,00.html)
1 plus 1 personal item


22" x 14" x 9"



US Airways (http://www.usairways.com/customers/travel_policies/baggage/)


1 plus 1 personal item
40lbs combined weight for both
24" x 16" x 10" for overhead
21" x 16" x 8" for underseat







from: Airline Luggage Allowance Policies and Guidelines (http://www.thetravelinsider.info/travelaccessories/airlinecarryonluggageallowances.htm)

Jaymeany
02-11-2008, 05:25
Thanks, going to Aruba on Saturday and packing.

KGNickl
02-11-2008, 11:19
Well, Joe and Larry say: "This bag meets all the new airline sizing requirements! "

So I will say yes, it will work.

FYI:


Domestic Airline/Flight Policies - Carry On Luggage



Airline
Allowance
Max wt per piece
Max size per piece

AirTran (http://www.airtran.com/info/faq/index.jsp#baggage)
1 plus 1 personal item
55"

Alaska (http://www.alaskaair.com/www2/help/faqs/CarryOnBaggage.asp) and also Horizon
1 plus 1 personal item
10"H x 17"W x 24"L

Aloha (http://www.alohaairlines.com/fly/aa-faq.htm#baggage)
1 plus 1 personal item

(sometimes on interisland flights - none!)

20lbs 44" = 8" x 14" x 22"


America West (http://www.americawest.com/services/travelpolicies/sv_baggage.htm)
1 plus 1 personal item
45"

American (http://www.aa.com/content/travelInformation/baggage/carryOnAllowance.jhtml)
1 plus 1 personal item
40lbs 45"

ATA (http://www.ata.com/flifo/beforeyoufly.html#baggage)
1 plus 1 personal item

9" x 15" x 25"
but on L1011 is only 9" x 13.5" x 19"



Continental (http://www.continental.com/travel/policies/baggage/check.asp?SID=AA3688C936AF4AC9901224648D6BA0C2)

1 plus 1 personal item
40lbs 51"

Delta (http://www.delta.com/traveling_checkin/baggage/baggage_allowance/index.jsp)
1 plus 1 personal item
40lbs All items must each fit in a 'Size wise' template, approx 22" x 14" x 9"

Frontier (http://www.frontierairlines.com/faq/index.asp#CN)
1 plus 1 personal item
35lbs 49"



Hawaiian (http://hawaiianair.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/hawaiianair.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_sid=mTC8hyeh&p_lva=&p_faqid=80&p_created=964837829&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MTUwJ nBfcGFnZT0x&p_li=)

1 plus 1 personal item

25lbs 45" or 22" x 14" x 9"



JetBlue (http://www.jetblue.com/travelinfo/howToDetail.asp?topicId=4)

1 plus 1 personal item


Northwest (http://www.nwa.com/travel/tips/baggage.html)


1 plus 1 personal item

40lbs
22" x 14" x 9"

Southwest (http://www.southwest.com/travel_center/baggage.html)
1 plus 1 personal item


24" x 16" x 10"



Spirit (http://www.spiritair.com/welcome.aspx?pg=general#EXCESSBAGGAGE)

1 piece, no personal items
40lbs 22" x 13" x 10"

United (http://www.united.com/page/article/0,6722,1032,00.html)
1 plus 1 personal item


22" x 14" x 9"



US Airways (http://www.usairways.com/customers/travel_policies/baggage/)


1 plus 1 personal item
40lbs combined weight for both
24" x 16" x 10" for overhead
21" x 16" x 8" for underseat







from: Airline Luggage Allowance Policies and Guidelines (http://www.thetravelinsider.info/travelaccessories/airlinecarryonluggageallowances.htm)

Now I'm going to bookmark that info and print it out for reference. Going to need to figure out a way to travel w/ gear soon enough and that will save me time doing research.

Damselfish
02-11-2008, 12:11
Well, Joe and Larry say: "This bag meets all the new airline sizing requirements! "


meets checked requirements, or carryon requirements?

The dimensions of that bag are larger than what is allowed carryon for every airline on that list...

caroln
02-11-2008, 13:44
I think you'll be sol on carrying that bag on---sorry. It meets airline regulations for check in luggage sure, but it's way bigger than carry on size. I think it will be obvious enough that they'll catch it at the airport and make you check it.

chinacat46
02-11-2008, 16:17
It clearly violates the guidelines but it always surprises me what gets by as a carry on so you "might" get it on just make sure you board early before all the over head is filled by all the other people just doing carry on. Be prepared to check it at the gate if it gets that far. The 26" length seems to be a big drawback to me and with the handle and wheels I doubt it compresses in that direction. Let us know how it went you get back.

Damselfish
02-11-2008, 16:37
but don't board before me as I'd like some room for my (legal sized) carryon... :smiley13:

Jaymeany
02-13-2008, 05:40
I just want to gate check not take it on the plane. The people we are going with said that airport in Aruba takes a very long time to get checked luggage from the plane out to the travelers. If teh airlines want people to only bring "legal" sized bags maybe they could do a better job keeping track of luggage and have better customer service if they do misplace your luggage.

diver-wife
05-31-2008, 15:44
should not be a problem, them other day I was on a plane with 6 guitars as carry ons

coral cowgirl
06-01-2008, 00:13
Yep...if the airlines would only hold up their end I'd be glad to check my carryon.

But, for example...the last boat we were on had 9 divers....6 of them had had something stolen out of their bags in the past. It's not enough that the airlines regularly mishandle or lose luggage, to top it off the handlers are rifling thru for goodies.

longtailbda
06-01-2008, 03:58
Anymore your going to have to gate check that bag. Just have to change or some color for when you get to baggage claim. I've gone to a hard bottomed safety orange "work" bag. Ugly as sin and had to modify it, but you can spot it from the next county.

rawalker
06-01-2008, 13:58
I'd say if it's packet to the max you may have some trouble it is a bit large for some carriers.

WaScubaDude
06-01-2008, 16:47
I have pushed the limits of carry on as well. I try to use an old magic trick called diversion, or mis-direction. Keep the wheely more or less behind you, have something in your hand to wave in their direction. Ask a question or make a comment at the right moment, smile and skate thru. Be quick in the isles and stuffing your things into the over head, and don't smack folks with your oversize on the way down the isle and you should be fine.

Rileybri
06-01-2008, 17:18
I am constantly amazed at what is allowed to go in the plane. It is a hit or mis sort of thing depending solely on the mood and disposition of the gate/flight crew. worst case outcome is a gate checked bag, so why not bring it like you were meant to and go from there?

coral cowgirl
06-02-2008, 00:30
worst case outcome is a gate checked bag, so why not bring it like you were meant to and go from there?
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And the gate checked bags are last to go in so yours will be the first off at your destination.

LaCroix42
06-02-2008, 10:37
I refuse to check my gear, period. I've had my bags gone through multiple times, fortunately nothing taken. My thought is if someone wants to rifle through my gear and computer, they can do it in my sight.

On that note, has anybody had to pull the "this is my jacket/coat" card with a stew? I've got a mesh duffle that I'm going to stuff everything into for my carry on, and I'm afraid they're going to tell me to check it because of the BCD. Anybody threatened to wear the BCD on the plane as a jacket, since you're allowed one and it conforms to the anatomical requirements for one?

gthomas
06-02-2008, 11:40
It does surprise me what people get away with. I tend to be the one that always get caught. Maybe its my guilty look.

abcitydiver
06-18-2008, 02:03
hmmmm...BCD as the new style in jacket?....it occurs to me that to the lay eye, it might also look like a strap on bomb. Perhaps then not illiciting the reaction you might desire!

DaneMeyer20
06-18-2008, 06:57
I refuse to check my gear, period. I've had my bags gone through multiple times, fortunately nothing taken. My thought is if someone wants to rifle through my gear and computer, they can do it in my sight.

On that note, has anybody had to pull the "this is my jacket/coat" card with a stew? I've got a mesh duffle that I'm going to stuff everything into for my carry on, and I'm afraid they're going to tell me to check it because of the BCD. Anybody threatened to wear the BCD on the plane as a jacket, since you're allowed one and it conforms to the anatomical requirements for one?

No, but i would sure love to see someone wearing a BCD on the plane. It would make my day

cowgirldiver
06-18-2008, 09:05
Maybe if someone asked about why you are wearing your BCD, you could reply "well, we are flying over water" and give them a meaningful look (as if it was a life vest.....)

mselizann
06-18-2008, 12:35
I think if you wore a BCD on a plane everyone would think you are nuts :)

When is this Aruba trip? Let us know what happens

CamaroChick
06-18-2008, 12:49
I refuse to check my gear, period. I've had my bags gone through multiple times, fortunately nothing taken. My thought is if someone wants to rifle through my gear and computer, they can do it in my sight.

On that note, has anybody had to pull the "this is my jacket/coat" card with a stew? I've got a mesh duffle that I'm going to stuff everything into for my carry on, and I'm afraid they're going to tell me to check it because of the BCD. Anybody threatened to wear the BCD on the plane as a jacket, since you're allowed one and it conforms to the anatomical requirements for one?

No, but i would sure love to see someone wearing a BCD on the plane. It would make my day

That would be awesome! :smilie39:

azdiver
06-18-2008, 18:49
I think if you wore a BCD on a plane everyone would think you are nuts :)



Depends on where the plane is flying to.... if you were on the Houston to Bonaire flight I bet a lot of the other passengers would be saying to themselves, "Now why didn't I think of that!" :smilie39:

I'm taking the Houston to Bonaire flight this Friday evening.... hmmmm.....

diver 85
07-08-2008, 09:58
It should........and sounds like you have room for bringing home plenty of junk......

kagey747
09-14-2008, 08:11
It's been my experience that, unless it's a stroller or wheelchair, most gate-checked luggage is sent in to the baggage claim grinder with the rest of the checked bags...except on small commuter flights.