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?