Post # 1
In May I will be flying with a dress and a dog. We are flying Air Canada and have been told it shouldnt be a problem to hang the dress in the front closet. They did warn us that the closets are only 4 feet tall and we will need to fold up the garment bag. Is anyone else flying with there dress?
Post # 3
how big is your dress? it seems the flights to vegas always has at least two brides with their dresses. southwest airlines has always been helpful to the brides (even giving the happy couple free inflight drinks). but the dresses that these brides bring always seem smaller or shorter than any of the wedding dresses i’ve purchased.
Post # 4
Its not big. It has an a line silk skirt (no lining or anything) with the bodice being lace. It was a small train which I may even have removed before flying with it.
Post # 5
I am glad you brought this up! I was wondering what I was going to do with my dress when I flew! Thanks for the post!!!
Post # 6
Me too! I’m flying London to JFK and have no idea what to do with mine! It’s pretty big (massive) so was thinking I could put it in a suitcase on it’s own and check it? The bridal store will steam it when I get there. Hmmm.
Post # 7
Did any of you call ahead? We’re going in 2 weeks… I can’t foresee having it as carry-on being a big deal the day of, but dread calling a 1-800 # and being on hold for 3 hours to find out it’s ok?!
Post # 8
My sister got married in Hawaii and took her big ballgown dress on the airplane as a carry on. They didn’t bat an eye at it… they took it and hung it up front like it was something they do all the time. I would think that most, if not all airlines have dealt with this and know what to do. But if you’re super worried, calling them ahead of time to be sure will be the only thing to calm your nerves!
Post # 9
This was a worry of mine, among others, when we looked at a Destination Wedding. As @tiffybear says I’ve heard people take them on as carry on and I’d definetly give them a call. Good luck.
Post # 10
I was on hold for 15 minutes and I had to book my dog on the plane by pone anyways. Correction to my first email we are actually flying Porter instead of Air Canada this time. If anyone is flying with a big crinoline have you ever thought of a large compression sack (like those used for sleeping bags). I am asking my bridal store to pack my dress for me to the appropriet height in a garment bag. If ayone else has another idea please post them.
Post # 11
I will be flyign with my dress, however, i am lucky enough that mine isnt a very wrinkly fabric and it will be small enough that if i want to i can put it in my luggage
Post # 12
I just got back from my wedding in Thailand and traveled on about 6 Planes and a speed boat, and every flight had a place to hang my wedding dress. They hung them in First Class/ Business Class and I just gave it to the stewardesses and they found me when I exited the flights. We didn’t call ahead, but as soon as we went to the airport people were very helpful when they found out we were getting married. My hubby also put his suit with my dress.