(Closed) Any brides taken their wedding dress on the plane?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It really depends on the airline, and some are hesitant to allow dresses to be checked in a garment bag because if something happens, it’s a time crunch and it’s nearly irreplaceable. I saw an episode of Airline once where Southwest let a woman check her dress and it accidentally got dropped as it was being loaded off the plane and then a luggage toting vehicle ran over it. The thing was shredded and covered in tar and tire marks and there was nothing the airline could really do. The girl’s wedding was in 2 days. I would probably ship it and pay for the insurance on the shipping and pay for overnight shipping if I were you. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I walked on with my dress (flying Continental) and had no issues whatsoever, flight attendant just hung it up for me. I did call customer service ahead of time which was completely pointless because they refused to promise me anything.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i’ve known a couple of brides get a seat ticket for their dress.

 

we are kind of doing that… we are getting three seats for the two of us, partly for the dress and partly because he’s a larger guy.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m actually really surprised to hear that about Jetblue. Maybe try calling another time to talk to a different rep?

I’ve known of brides that store it up front with the flight attendants at their “closet” area.

On our Delta flight to Ireland a bride brought her wedding dress on board!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I would never ever ever check a wedding dress along with other luggage- it must be carried on! Im sorry jetblue has such strict policies.

It’s just that it is a definite risk to check it, in case it gets lost- even if it is a small chance, theres still a chance!

My mom is bringing a wedding dress to me on a plane, and she called the airline to make sure it was OK to bring on the plane.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

@sit1010: I just had it in the garment bag the store gave it to me in. I decided to just chance it, I don’t want to encourage you to do the same if it would make you uncomfortable but it did end up working out fine for me. There was no way I was shipping my gown and just hoping it didnt get lost/crushed/wet. A flight attendant is going to be waaaaay more understanding than a customer service rep who has to read you the “rules”.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Is driving an option? We’ve driven from WNY to Hilton Head before, it’s not horrible.

Or how about folding it into a carry on suitcase then dropping it off at a dry cleaners to have them steam it to poof it back up?

ETA: Eek  I just realized your wedding is this Saturday…never mind

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve known dancers who refused to check their dresses (expensive performqnce dresses) and they just walk up and say “either it comes with me, or I’ll put it on” Do not check it. And try calling back. Good luck!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@sit1010: I’m sorry, I can’t remember!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Why don’t you carry it on in one of these: http://www.dressinabox.co.uk/index.htm

Hopefully you can hang it up during the flight. If not, if it’s folded carefully, the creases shouldn’t be too bad, especially if the flight isn’t particularly long. Maybe take a hand steamer with you to get any creases out.

Edit: I forgot to mention that: the reason I suggest the box is because normal suitcases take up so much space which could be used for the dress!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

I’d try calling again and hope you talk with someone else. If your dress can be folded in half it really doesn’t take up much more room than a bigger carry-on.

I flew American on my way down to my DW. I called ahead and they said I could carry it on. I had the dress in the garment bag it came in. The flight attendants let me hang it up on the first leg of the trip. I had to put it in the overhead (folded in half) for the second flight. 

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