Luggage Advice for Upcoming Trip

Nov 10th, 2008, 06:37 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 27
Luggage Advice for Upcoming Trip

My husband and I are leaving for Buenos Aires on Wed on American Airlines. Included in our trip is a flight to Mendoza via Aerolineas.

We've packed light, as we always do, and I'm wondering if there are benefits to taking two carry-ons rather then one larger piece of luggage. Or is it just as well to check a bag and have only one to deal with in and out of taxis, etc.

We've visited the Aerolineas site regarding luggage requirements for carry-on and checking, but we're a bit confused.

Advice from previous travelers or locals is appreciated!
PatRode is offline  
Nov 10th, 2008, 07:22 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 3,881
American's rules say one carry-on plus a "personal item," which is interpreted to be a purse or a laptop computer bag or something of that size. Anything else or anything bigger they'll expect you to check.
Jeff_Costa_Rica is offline  
Nov 10th, 2008, 08:03 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,245
If the two of you can manage with what you can pack in two carry-ons, I would most certainly do that
avrooster is offline  
Nov 10th, 2008, 11:22 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 23
Whenever we can we travel with only carry on--one great advantage of this is that if you have to or want to change flights or deal with delays, you will be allowed on a different flight--airlines will never schedule you separate from your luggage--so once it's checked through you are limited. One full sized carry on each and one personal item--which can be a tote bag sized purse if you don't carry another handbag has worked for us.

If I did check one large bag I'd still want to carry on at least one or two days worth of stuff--if the luggage goes astray you are covered. One bag may also get to heavy you couldn't manage it and could go over weight restrictions--My Vote--as light as possible and all on board with you if you can!!!
vancojo is offline  
Nov 10th, 2008, 04:02 PM
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 27
Thanks everyone!

AV Rooster - my husband and I have been following your comments and suggestions since you're the expert - he specifically hoped you would jump in to help!

We'll be going with 2 carry-ons - and rinsing out occasionally.
PatRode is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
ThomasSchwarzmann
United States
5
Oct 5th, 2016 08:16 PM
Patay
Travel Tips & Trip Ideas
105
Aug 21st, 2014 07:05 PM
MademoiselleFifi
Europe
47
Aug 20th, 2008 09:19 AM
keah05
Africa & the Middle East
7
May 2nd, 2007 05:05 PM
birthdaygirlstrip
Europe
11
Feb 28th, 2006 08:38 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:11 PM.