SmithAir747
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Is It Time To Get A Third Samsonite?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:36 pm

Having narrowly avoided the events in London this past week and gotten home to the USA safely (to the enormous relief of my family)...

I will be returning to London on 17 September (after my short break home from school in London). (I have been travelling back and forth between FWA and LHR/LGW for the past 2 years, and now for my 3rd year, for school in London).

Assuming that carryon luggage is banned or severely restricted from the USA to London, I have some serious questions.

I use a CPAP machine for sleep apnoea, and have always carried it onboard for my frequent trips between the USA and London. I also carry my violin onboard, along with a small carryon bag (either my Aeroflot shoulder bag or my small backpack).

My checked baggage consists of two Samsonites with all my clothes and other necessary supplies for my school year in London.

If carryon luggage is banned, would I need to pack all these into a THIRD, large Samsonite suitcase (CPAP machine, violin, and all)? Then there would be the nightmare of trying to get all three Samsonites to and from my origin and destination airports, and once in London, carrying these all to my student residential hall in central London, with nobody around to help (never mind I am skeletally thin and not physically strong).

Hopefully these restrictions will be temporary, but if they are permanent, what would I do? Would a third large Samsonite really be in my near future, after all?

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RE: Is It Time To Get A Third Samsonite?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:25 pm

Welcome to Al-Q Airlines! sarcastic 

I would hope that the carry-on restrictions will have been lifted or considerably eased by mid September. If not, you will have no choice - everything you need will have to be in checked luggage.
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RE: Is It Time To Get A Third Samsonite?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:37 pm

hello-
I just replied to your post in another thread about this here is what I said:

not sure what airline you are flying on, but don't some airlines have the option of subtitles?

for the CPAP machine, since its a medical deal, then yes you should be able to bring it on in the USA. The funny part about how the UK is taking more precaution then the USA, is that the terrorist were planning to go on a long haul flight to AMERICA... they didn't want to blow it up over the UK.
leaving from the US, you should be able to bring on books, I know domestically you can.

have a great trip!
~Cheers-
~~Kyle H.

P.S. so why is it that we aren't allowed to bring on drinks, yet they can serve it to us on board... does that only sound messed up to me?


So I'd think that you should be able to bring on things that are for your health. Also domestic travel in the US is still allowing you to bring on carry-ons, so I don't know about long-haul.
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RE: Is It Time To Get A Third Samsonite?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:12 am

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 2):

You asked what airline I'm flying back to London?

I'm flying Delta, FWA-CVG-LGW, on 17-18 September (to start my 3rd year of medical studies at King's College London).

I will drive out to my local airport (FWA, where I fly from) and ask the Delta counter about whether or not the carryon restrictions will be still in effect by Sept. 17th, and what to do about my CPAP machine and violin.

Thanks!

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RE: Is It Time To Get A Third Samsonite?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:39 am

Hand Baggage is now allowed back on the aircraft...

See the Department For Transport website...
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RE: Is It Time To Get A Third Samsonite?

Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:44 am

If you do check your violin, and if it is an expensive one, I'd make sure you'll have an extra insurance for your luggage...