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Carry-On Bag Question

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Stryker44, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Stryker44

    Stryker44 Active Member

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    Hey guys,

    I haven't flown in about 5 years. Am taking a trip to Detroit in May for the weekend. Don't plan on bringing anything that heavy or big. Would a gym bag work to be able to bring it as a carry on? Just curious from those of you that fly. Trying to avoid paying the extra 50 bucks to check a bag if possible.
  2. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    I don't see why not unless it's a huge gym bag. I've travel frequently and I've seen some larger size carry ons , much larger than normal sized gym bags.
  3. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    I use my gym bag all the time and it works quite well as a carry-on. If I'm packing light it can even fit under the seat in front of me in a pinch.
  4. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Just don't put any liquids in it and you should be fine.

    If you need shaving cream, shampoo or other liquid type things...just buy them when you get to your destination.
  5. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    Most airlines (except Spirit) allow a carry-on and personal item. The carry-on generally goes in the overhead, and is roughly 22'' by 9'' (45 total) and weighing no more than 40ish lbs (that's super heavy for a carry-on if you get that weight), and the personal item can be a small backpack or laptop bag or something that will fit underneath the seat in front of you. Keep in mind if you get a first row seat, that you may have to put everything up top.

    As for Spirit, try to wear as much of the things as possible. They apparently charge for carry-on by weight, so be careful. I have never and will never fly Spirit for this reason

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