(Closed) Bride’s dress is stolen out of airline luggage 8 days before wedding…

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You are required now to check your garment bags, as many of our company’s executives found out. So, unfortunately, you can’t just fly with your garment bag. 

Sadly, there is almost no way to get around NOT checking your wedding gown. Travel insurance? Crying? A suitcase lock? 

What a sucky thing

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

You can buy your gown a seat. I’ve seen people do it. I would ship it ahead of time.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

That’s awesome! Wow, You spend all that money on your seat, though, and then you spend $300 on a plane ticket for your dress? Do you strap it in? i guess if it’s huge that’s one thing…Hmmm.

I think i would have packed mine up as tightly as I could and then have it pressed once I arrived. Agreed, though, I would have shipped it early and had it confirmed and some other stuff. Yiiikes. 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

OMG!

Im so sorry to hear this  ….. Im getting married in another country and i was planning on taking my garment bag with me … you know i dont want to loose it!!!! do you know if i would have to check in my bag for international flights?

I cant believe this?

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

That’s insane! I would be so pissed and take them to small claims court. You don’t just steal a person’s wedding dress! Jeeze!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Ok i just called BA and the lady told me that the rule is NO  but that i can request this once i get to the airport uuufff… im not waiting that long to know he he he i just called the supervisor at miami airport and hopefully she would get back to me soon.

 

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I am having a second wedding in Turkey (groom is Turkish) and will definitely be buying a first class seat for my dress!!! Okay, well, maybe not first class…

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Is a seat for a dress the same price as a seat for like, a person? I don’t get why you can’t just hold it if you’re willing to be miserable holding the big thing. Do whatcha gotta do, ladies! Can you buy a Child’s seat? Or do they have Garment pricings? Hmmm.

Yeah bummer about the garment bags, Glad i was able to spread the news at least! I’m sure there will be lots of surprised brides in the upcoming months. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

You can’t hold it because you can’t hold anything expect a baby during takeout. Luggage and purses have to be stowed. As far as reduce pricing, there isn’t any as far as I know. Children over the age of 2 are the same price as adults…and dresses I guess.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I suppose it just depends on how "fluffy" it is but I have a friend who had hers rolled with tissue between the layers of the "roll" so it fit in a overhead compatiable duffle bag to carry it on then had it steamed when she arrived at her destination.  She shipped her fluffy underskirts.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Wait, is that on all airlines that you can’t carry on a garment bag?  What about folding it in the overhead bin? 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I just called American Airlines and was told that for domestic travel (on large planes) there should be no problem carrying on a wedding dress. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Oh my goodness, that’s horrible! 😮  I hope she sues them or something and gets compensated. 

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I called the airline today and they told me that they dont allow me to carry my dress because that is policy but the supervisor advised me to call the miami airport to the BA counter to ask for their help and they might let me… otherwise i will just take it in the suitcase.

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