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Easyjet; Vueling; Ryanair "Carryon" Question

Easyjet; Vueling; Ryanair "Carryon" Question

Old Oct 1st, 2014, 09:53 AM
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LOL, well now all you have to do is make sure your new bag complies with the rules for size and weight DebitNM.

More and more airlines are now charging for checked bags. As a result more and more people are now trying to travel carry-on only. No suprise there. However as anyone could predict, that means more and more people are trying to carry on a bag that doesn't meet the rules for size and weight. Particularly weight. Read this article on Air Canada.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/repor...ticle20853758/

We can expect that checking carry-on bags for size and weight compliance will become the norm. There are going to be a lot of suprised tourists when they discover that where they are allowed to carry-on 40 lbs. on a US airline or 22 lbs. on a Canadian airline, there are airlines out there with an 11 lb. limit for carry-on and that 15 lbs. is a common limit for European and Asian airlines.

I can see a lot of tourists thinking, 'we'll go carry-on only and avoid the checked bag charge' but not realizing that the weight limits vary far more than the size limits do.
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Old Oct 1st, 2014, 09:53 AM
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http://flyingwithfish.boardingarea.c...orld-airlines/
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Old Oct 1st, 2014, 10:29 AM
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Yikes! And the wonderful bag I found is too wide due to the wheels!

The link to 65 airlines is interesting but it is 5 years old and I fear out of date. It doesn't even have Vueling and Ryanair allows 2 now and easyjet is different now too. Thanks anyway
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Old Oct 1st, 2014, 02:36 PM
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Those who sell bags usually do not include the wheels in their dimensions. They give you the dimensions of the BAG. You need to check bag dimensions for yourself in a store.

People also go over by packing the bag so full it 'bulges'.

The list was to let people see the weight and size restrictions vary by airline. You have to check for every airline you will use to see if a bag will pass restrictions or not.

To pass ALL carry-on restrictions you need a bag that's about the size of a 'daypack' and a total weight under 9 lbs.
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Old Oct 1st, 2014, 02:50 PM
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At CDG there was even a digital scale at SECURITY.. unreal.
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Old Oct 1st, 2014, 11:05 PM
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At CDG there was even a digital scale at SECURITY.

That's actually a really good place to put a scale: it's in a location that is central and everyone will have to pass and if your bag is too heavy, you now know and can address it before getting to the sterile side of the airport.
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Old Oct 1st, 2014, 11:42 PM
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I know... but I was surprised it was manned and they were checking people there.. not for your use necessarily, but the one who checks a boarding pass before security was in charge of that.
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Old Oct 1st, 2014, 11:45 PM
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That's one way to avoid the "well I didn't know my bag was overweight" excuse.
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Old Oct 2nd, 2014, 01:13 AM
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AF and Air Europe were really checking carry-on weight with every passenger at counter.
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Old Oct 2nd, 2014, 01:19 AM
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Good. I'd also like to see the 1 carry-on plus 1 personal item enforced as well.
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Old Oct 3rd, 2014, 08:51 AM
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With some airlines sparkchaser, one carry-on means ONE. No 'personal item' in addition at all. So a typical laptop bag is your 'one' carry-on item as is a woman's handbag.
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