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Easyjet; Vueling; Ryanair "Carryon" Question

Old Sep 29th, 2014, 02:34 PM
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Easyjet; Vueling; Ryanair "Carryon" Question

Will we be able to carry this cart on with 2 "legal" / qualifying carry on bags??

http://www.walmart.com/ip/TravelKart...Black/13029467

We will bungee it onto one of the carry ons.
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Old Sep 29th, 2014, 02:45 PM
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no, you are allowed one piece of cabin baggage, period. The only exception is if you have a cane or some bag you bought in duty free that they deliver to the plane. YOu are not even allowed a purse in addition to another carryon.

I presume you mean will you be allowed to carry that one free? no, you'll hvae to pay to check one of those bags if you want to carry that onboard. Of course, if you are attaching it to the carryon and it still is within the size limits, it should be ago. But just attaching a piece of luggage to another one doesn't give you more allowances outside the size limits. If you can, put it in a carryon, it says it is 20x12x3 inches. YOu probalby need a soft sided one for that. But I suspect you won't have extra space and you want to get away with paying for the bag check. It's not that much, I always do.
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Old Sep 29th, 2014, 02:45 PM
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oh, sorry I was talking about Easyjet, don't know the other airlines standards.
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Old Sep 29th, 2014, 03:02 PM
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Ryanair allow two pieces in the cabin now - basically one carry on case and one smaller bag such as a handbag or laptop case or camera bag. There are dimensions listed on the website. You need to check all three dimensions carefully - I often see people talking about 19, 20 or 21 inch length cases as if that will suffice, but the depth is the measurement that is smaller than other airlines allow and may catch you out. Whatever size your cases I cannot see any sort of cart being allowed.
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Old Sep 29th, 2014, 03:11 PM
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Not to mention the extra weight....Ryanair allow 10kg so even if you could get the trolley in the bin with case attached (which I doubt) you'd be losing a fair bit of your allowance. I'd be willing to bet that would have to be checked into the hold.
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Old Sep 29th, 2014, 03:14 PM
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From the website...

One cabin bag weighing up to 10 kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, plus 1 small bag up to 35 x 20 x 20 cms may be carried per passenger*.
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Old Sep 29th, 2014, 03:22 PM
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The measurements for the cart/trolley are well below the measurements for the bag allowance as is the bag itself. The carryon won't weigh near 10 kg. I don't think it will fit in the bag.

We have paid for checked bag but putting it IN the checked defeats the purpose; i.e., using it to get from check bag drop to plane.
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Old Sep 29th, 2014, 05:23 PM
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I think perhaps you need to consider the possibility of paying for yet another checked bag. How much money did you SAVE onb this flight?
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Old Sep 29th, 2014, 05:28 PM
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We have 3 flights [one on each carrier] over the course of a a couple of weeks. We have 2 carryons besides the 2 checked bags, so it adds up if you add on checked bag fees for 2 more bags on the 3 flights. And the carryons' have stuff in them that we prefer to keep with us.
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Old Sep 30th, 2014, 03:51 AM
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If they decide the cart is a separate item you are in trouble because it exceeds the dimensions of the second handbag type item allowed by quite some margin.

Even if they don't, are your carry on bags still going to fit into the test bin given that you are adding 3 inches in depth by sticking them on a trolley?
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Old Sep 30th, 2014, 04:24 AM
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Wouldn't it be easier to get a carry-on with wheels?

Easyjet are very strict about handluggage sizes, the times I have flown with them. Strictly one item only.
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Old Sep 30th, 2014, 04:25 AM
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<i>Wouldn't it be easier to get a carry-on with wheels? </i>

If you're looking to maximize what you carry on, wheels add weight.
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Old Sep 30th, 2014, 05:06 AM
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It depends a lot on the gate agent but they could see the cart as a second item. My son had something similar with his sleeping roll strapped to his small rucksack. Even though the whole thing fit in the frame with ease it was deemed to be two items. He ditched his sleeping roll rather than pay the extra.
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Old Sep 30th, 2014, 05:13 AM
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Even if you are 100% compliant to the measurements and terms, it's still up to the gate agent whether or not you can take it aboard. I have two musician friends who were traveling with their guitar and fiddle. They bought "seats" for their instruments just like you are supposed to but they were not permitted to bring the instruments on board. This was escalated up to the pilot who also said no instruments on board so instead of their instruments riding with them in the cabin, they had to check them. The fiddle survived but the guitar suffered some slight damage.

That uncertainty on enforcement is (one of) the price you pay with low cost carriers.
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Old Sep 30th, 2014, 06:07 AM
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I do not believe you will have an issue with a luggage trolley. I think there is much worrying about nothing. I've used the trolleys several times and have lost most of them by forgetting them in the overhead.
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Old Sep 30th, 2014, 10:18 AM
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I didn't realize people still used such things. So you have a carry-on bag that is too heavy to carry and which has no wheels. You plan to use this set of wheels to wheel your carry-on bag from check-in to the plane. Is that correct? "using it to get from check bag drop to plane."

My answer would be to plan on carrying onboard no more than you can comfortably carry. Do you have a physical disability which precludes you from carrying your carry-on bag? In that case, why do you have a carry-on bag without wheels?

I'm actually trying to picture your scenario but something is missing in the picture.
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Old Sep 30th, 2014, 11:36 AM
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I'm also missing the logic here. Have you used this cart before?

To me it looks like truly a pain, instead of just normal lightweight carryon bags w/ wheels builtin.
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Old Sep 30th, 2014, 01:06 PM
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Do not count on being able to take this on the Ryanair flight for sure.. unless it is completely attached to the bag itself as you suggest, and still fits into luggage bin measuring that will be at the gate before you board. Purse must also fit into the new small bin. No ifs ands or buts. .. and I'm still not SURE.. like mentioned.. it may depend on gate agent if the notice.

Before boarding a Ryanair flight is actually quite entertaining as passengers visually check out people's luggage imagining whose is now bulging and over- stuffed and no longer fits in bin.( most common problem as measurements are fine but bulging ruins the plan)... . who has protruding item out of their handbag and will not be allowed, etc. etc. Always a few people who scramble to try to get legal as they board and are pulled aside.

It's not funny when it's you. 40E at gate ..
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Old Sep 30th, 2014, 01:21 PM
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<<That uncertainty on enforcement is (one of) the price you pay with low cost carriers>>

No, it doesn't, I've found uncertainly about enforcement to be worse among non-low cost carriers, not the low cost ones. The issue is with something unusual like this, I imagine you can't predict perfectly. All I know is in theory, it's an extra item and is not allowed. And I have found them enforcing that rigorously at Easyjet boarding gates, if someone has two items on them, they tell them they must check one if the other one doesn't fit into one. I've seen women frantically trying to stuff a huge "purse" inside their carryon which was already bursting at the seams. Some people just don't read the rules, they are clearly when you buy the ticket.

I just pay for checking in advance, it is a heck of a lot cheaper and the airfare on Easyjet is still far lower than a major carrier with that fee. If I were doing local weekend jaunts, I could get by with only carryon, of course.

I used to have one of those luggage carriers a million years ago before they invented wheeled luggage (someone should have gotten the Nobel for that one). I still have it and it has come in handy once in a while for carting something major to my car if I need to take it someplace to repair or the dump.

Those carriers were a pain, it's much easier to have wheeled luggage. Of course, if you don't mind the risk of losing it, you can try and hope for the best. I imagine you wouldn't want to bag the gate charge to check one bag instead of forfeiting it.
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Old Sep 30th, 2014, 02:41 PM
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We got a small rolling carry on bag instead. Not worth the uncertainty. Thanks all.
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