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Jul 25th, 2001, 07:52 AM
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Eric S.
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Bag size allowance

Flying to Italy via Alitalia. Their maximum CHECK-IN bag size is 62" - rather small. Im wondering how strict they are about this policy - will they charge me the freight charge if my bag is only 6" longer then allowed? Thanks all!
Jul 25th, 2001, 08:38 AM
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Rex
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Are you moving to Italy? If not, I recommend you not exceed 22 x 16 x 10. Take two of them if you wish, but otherwise, the freight charge you get levied will be the least of your problems if you have one bag that large.

Best wishes,

Rex
Jul 25th, 2001, 10:18 AM
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janice
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Dear Eric,
Rex is absolutely right - I could sleep in a bag that big! Carrying that around is going to be a nightmare - take two bags, or figure out a way to take a LOT LOT less. (I routinely go to Italy for 2 weeks, in the winter, with a single carry on bag)
Good luck!
Jul 25th, 2001, 11:15 AM
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Ed
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Eric, the thing with Alitalia is to expect the unexpected. There's no one on the forum who can predict what an Alitalia person is going to do.

For others who have commented:
The 22x16x10 bag cited totals 48 inches, compard to Eric's 68. While I agree that his bag is a bit large to tote around, it's not THAT much bigger. It could be, for example, 28x21x19, hardly a giant bag. I don't know about either of you, but I'd have a hard time sleeping in that!

twenj
Jul 25th, 2001, 01:28 PM
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Rex
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22 x 16 x 10 = 3520 cubic inches
28 x 21 x 19 = 11172 cubic inches

217% larger.

If each held water, the difference would be 57 liters versus 183 liters.

Or 126 pounds versus 403 pounds.

I think the difference is more than "a bit large to tote around".
Jul 25th, 2001, 01:43 PM
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mathteacher
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Gee, Rex, we really needed you to do that math for us.
Jul 25th, 2001, 02:09 PM
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aaa
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If anyone would have experience at carrying around 403 pounds of something in Europe it would be you, Rex. I would have thought it not to be water though. (Rhymes with pulpit.)

Inches to liters to pounds. A demonstration of your wizardry? Gee, I'm impressed.
Jul 25th, 2001, 05:00 PM
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xxx
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Classic Dr. Ego-Spoofer. Start with sarcastic remark to question (Are you moving to Italy?) and then defend yourself to the nines when someone disagrees with your opinion.
Jul 25th, 2001, 05:54 PM
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aaa
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Yes, you would think someone with the education of a physician would know that if he weren't so offensive he wouldn't have to be so viciously defensive.

I know many doctors have God complexes, but ...
Jul 25th, 2001, 06:04 PM
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xxX
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REX IS GOD.. DIDN'T HE TELL YOU THAT??????????????
Jul 25th, 2001, 07:51 PM
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idunno
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It was about a BAG! Can't we all just get along?
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