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Best Price/Airline Reco for 1-way Air Amsterdam/Paris?

Best Price/Airline Reco for 1-way Air Amsterdam/Paris?

Old Dec 27th, 2017, 06:02 AM
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We have travelled on countless trains in Europe and never had an issue with leaving luggage in the rack. I always keep my eye on it during stops but that's it. But we also leave nothing of value in our luggage - cameras, ipads, passports etc are always in my bag on my person.

If you do choose to tie it to a rack (this will look very strange to many people btw) be sure you are up in time to untie it and get off at your stop. There is little time to get from your seats, untie luggage while others are trying to exit and get their own luggage, and actually get off the train at stops...unless you are going to the terminus station.
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Old Dec 27th, 2017, 09:29 AM
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Everyone dashing to get their bags and get off the train will HATE you if you dawdle trying to untie your bags. REALLY hate you since the stops can be quite short.
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Old Dec 27th, 2017, 11:13 AM
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unless you are going to the terminus station.>

which is the case -Paris - board early and tie bags up in very rear of luggage rack - better put in overhead bin - even fairly large luggages can go there.
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Old Dec 27th, 2017, 01:04 PM
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Don't underestimate janisj's warning about now hindering others getting off train with tied luggage in their way!
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Old Dec 27th, 2017, 01:34 PM
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My 22" luggage fits in the overhead racks.
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Old Dec 27th, 2017, 02:15 PM
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Italy isn't really the same as the Netherlands in terms of theft. It is more crime-ridden, even on the trains.
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Old Dec 27th, 2017, 05:46 PM
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Not going to tie my luggage to the rack - just kidding - sort of.

If my 22"er will fit in the overhead, I'll attempt that or just surrender to fate and use the rack. That Milan train post kinda unnerved me.

I've been trying to post this for two days but the site repeatedly reloads and my text disappears for some reason. Is it me or is it "them"?

Thanks again Fodorites for your comments and always excellent advice. I'm feeling better now and will move forward with the plan!
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Old Dec 28th, 2017, 05:23 AM
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Sometimes, depending on the configuration of the seating, there's space under seats or between seat-backs. I have travelled Thalys between Brussels and Amsterdam several times, and I think that might be an option. Even if not, there was certainly no trouble with my luggage.
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Old Dec 28th, 2017, 08:58 AM
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If my 22"er will fit in the overhead, I'll attempt that or just surrender to fate and use the rack.>

Should fit even if it sticks out -if really worried go first class where there is more room in luggage racks as fewer passengers in same sized rail car.
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Old Dec 28th, 2017, 11:22 AM
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That Milan train post kinda unnerved me.>

Thalys trains have extra security I believe after someone tried to bomb it plus even in Italy that is a unusual thing - Thalys goes non-stop Brussels to Paris so even if leave in racks by exits OK.
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