I'm asking this question here because it's neither a poll nor a preference: I expect that there will be one correct answer.
I'm flying AirTran tomorrow for the first time as part of a trip I won to the Tony Awards in New York. This event is "Black Tie Only" so I'm traveling with a tuxedo (also a first).
I'd like the tux to arrive in as reasonable a shape as possible and I'd also rather not deal with folding it into my standard rollaboard -- since I plan on doing the mass transit thing to/from LGA -- and I know that trying to cram it into my standard overnight bag just has disaster written all over it, especially since I'm not sure if I'll be able to get it pressed in Manhattan.
The question in two parts:
a) Can I get away with carrying a garmet bag that includes shirt/jacket/pants onto an Airtran flight? (it looks like it may be dimensionally OK if I roll it up )
b) Does Airtran make closet space available to customers (assuming I ask nicely) or would I have to manuver it into an overhead?
If it makes a difference, I'm doing CAK-LGA-CAK, it looks like both flights are operated by 717s. I'm currently booked going out Saturday evening, but I'm going to try to stand by for the 6:40 AM flight.
I would just call but based on the "easier" question I asked earlier today -- after a 40 minute hold time -- getting a kind of shaky answer from the agent I figured that A.netters were probably more likely to know what reality is.
Thanks in advance,
[Edited 2010-06-11 09:31:49]