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Lesson to be learnt


User_Removed 12 271 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2007 5:37PM
I'm at present in the US for 3 weeks on holiday/business. One lesson I learnt is make sure that the camera bag/personal luggage you have is definitely correct size for hand luggage. According to the dimensions of Crumpler, my bag was well in the size for carry-on luggage, I also physically mesured the bag myself. But when I checked in my luggage at Heathrow, it did not fit into the 'size-acurate' tester. It had to go into the checked luggage.

On arriving at Washington Dulles my photo/computer equipment was fine, but it put pressure on me about how safe it would be.

So the lesson learnt is don't go on the manufacturer's dimensions or your own statistics.

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andytvcams 12 10.4k United Kingdom
6 Jan 2007 5:45PM

Quote:But when I checked in my luggage at Heathrow, it did not fit into the 'size-acurate' tester. It had to go into the checked luggage.



I thought that was no longer the case on long haul flights?.
User_Removed 12 271 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2007 5:56PM
Oh yes very much. Very they're very strict.
andytvcams 12 10.4k United Kingdom
6 Jan 2007 6:03PM
You must have had a big bag then!



Quote:The dimensions of hand luggage must not exceed 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (22in x 17.7in x 9.8in approx), including wheels, handles and side pockets. This is equivalent to the size of a small roller suitcase


That is the size allowed on long haul.
User_Removed 12 271 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2007 6:17PM
That's the ironic thing it was within those dimension!!!!

My Crumpler back-pack is 50cm x 42cm x 25cm, but unless it's totally rectangular in shape i.e pure laptop/breifcase shape (or lesser in dimensions) it won't fit into the 'sizer-acurate'tester. Apparantly I wasn't the only one who had problems there were two others with the same issues.
BOB S 13 2.6k
6 Jan 2007 8:03PM
Chris,

Either your bag is/was bigger than the stated dimensions or the "size accurate" tester was smaller, I wonder Hmmmm..

BOB
tanglefoot 10 965 England
7 Jan 2007 7:43PM

Quote:I thought that was no longer the case on long haul flights?.


it isn't, they go into the hold, next time don't take a camera case, take a camera bag

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